Backed by Egypt-headquartered parent company Sakkara Group International (SGI), Central Holidays today announced exciting Egypt-focused initiatives to meet the booming demand for travel to this fascinating country. The award-winning travel brand is unveiling new experiential travel programs in its just-released 52-page Egypt travel brochure, increasing agent commissions on Egypt Bookings to 15 percent, and introducing a team of Egypt Specialists highly experienced in the destination.

“Over the past year we have seen a significant increase of 289% in bookings to Egypt, and we expect that trend to keep going strong in the coming years,” said Tewfik Ghattas, SGI Board Member. Egypt continues topping charts in acclaimed consumer research findings that reveal outlook for travel in 2019. In fact, CNN Travel just named Egypt number 2 among the top 19 places to visit in 2019 in part for new excavations that have been unearthed over the past year.”

“This phenomenal growth is not only wonderful for the tourism industry of Egypt, but also for travelers, as we are thrilled to be introducing splendid new experiential travel programs created by our highly knowledgeable Egypt destination specialists and delivered by our very own destination management teams in Egypt. We invite agents and their clients to enjoy the vast benefits of discovering the magic of Egypt with the true destination experts of Central Holidays and our parent company SGI,” continued Ghattas.

Here are some of the new Egypt initiatives that Central Holidays is launching:

New Programs Unveiled in 2019 Egypt Brochure
In 2019, Central Holidays is further expanding travel experiences throughout Egypt with newly hand-crafted additions to its robust range of offerings; featuring six new Land & Cruise escorted programs, including three multi-country experiences that most travelers include on their “Life List” of places to discover. Among them are a “Nubian Treasures program” that takes travelers from the pyramids of Cairo, to Luxor’s Valley of the Kings, with a 4-night Nile River Cruise and a 3-night Lake Nasser Cruise visiting the Valley of the Lions; and a program called “Egypt’s Spectacular Journey” that takes travelers to embark on an in-depth exploration of Cairo, Luxor, Abu Simbel, and Alexandria including a 4-night Nile River Cruise.

Increased Commissions to Celebrate Egypt Growth
As part of Central Holidays' efforts to continually support the travel agent community, the company is announcing an increase in commission for Egypt bookings to 15 percent, one of the highest commission levels in the industry.

Introducing Egypt Destination-Specialist Team
To meet the boost in demand and create the most authentically rich Egypt programs available, Central Holidays is introducing an Egypt Destination Specialist Team led by:

Christine (Eulo) Henriquez, Egypt Product Development Manager for FIT’s, and Adam Greis, Manager of Central Holidays’ Group Travel Experiences, and including other highly knowledgeable call center team members and operations staff.

Christine (Eulo) Henriquez started with STI Travel in Hackensack, NJ in 2006, an SGI travel brand that became part of Central Holidays Travel Group in 2012. Adam Greis, an American born to Egyptian parents, joined Central Holidays in 2014 and is deeply passionate about his heritage and the group travel business in general.

Backed by Egypt Based Sakkara Group International
Central Holidays is proud to be backed by the strong, global buying power of Sakkara Group International (SGI), owners and operators of an award-winning worldwide portfolio of successful hotels, cruise providers, and international tour companies established for more than 45 years. In Egypt, beyond other providers, SGI owns and operates an expansive fleet of Nile River cruise vessels, hotels and resorts, as well as a fleet of buses and limousines – and SGI maintains offices and comprehensive destination management services throughout Egypt to deliver the very best in travel.

To view, download or order the new Egypt brochure, click here
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