Central Holidays today announced a significant increase in the momentum of bookings for 2019 and year-over-year growth in bookings of 43+ percent. The company is additionally sharing insight on some of the world’s most high demand destinations for travel to help boost travel agent business.

“With more than 45 years in delivering affordable-luxury travel programs for individuals, families, and groups, we have the expertise and resources to remain on our high growth path that has driven us to an increase in revenue of more than 25 percent year-over-year from 2017 to 2018 and an even more impressive increase thus far year-over-year from 2018 to 2019 of more than 40 percent. The future is bright and Central Holidays is well positioned in the marketplace with a distinctive range of travel products and a highly engaged travel agent partner base. We look forward to introducing new initiatives that cater to travel advisors and their clients, continually demonstrating our commitment to the travel agent community and to providing customers with the travel experiences of their dreams,” said Tewfik Ghattas, SGI Board Member.

Focused on long-term strategic priorities, the award-winning travel brand is very pleased to share that demand for some of the most popular destinations continues to increase – such as travel throughout Italy and Greece. This year the company is also seeing a marked increase in demand for travel to France once again. As well, the diversity of Latin America continues drawing more and more travelers and Central Holidays is meeting that demand with new programs that truly share the authentic cultures, customs, food, and experiences offered in each destination.

Further to these exciting trends, demand for travel to Egypt is increasing by leaps and bounds. From a tourism perspective, Egypt offers travelers not only iconic and intriguing ancient antiquities and a fascinating culture to explore – including many new excavations and recent finds that have been uncovered, but also fantastic beach resorts for relaxation and rejuvenation. Above and beyond other travel companies, Central Holidays is uniquely positioned to share this mesmerizing destination, backed by its parent company Sakkara Group International (SGI) that 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.

“The outlook for travel in 2019 is very positive and the travel industry should certainly be looking forward to even greater things to come,” said Ghattas.

For sales inquiries, the company’s dedicated travel industry sales team can be reached as follows:

Maria Di Rocco, CTC, MCC
Regional Sales Director, Northeast
Call: 973-901-4664
Email: mdirocco@centralholidays.com

Giovanna Cilia-Wheatley, CTC
Regional Sales Manager, Mid-Atlantic
Call 800-935-5000 ext. 5364
Email: gcilia-wheatley@centralholidays.com

Lynn Seleck, CTC
Regional Sales Manager, Southeast
Call: 386-871-0810
Email: lseleck@centralholidays.com

Margie Bell, CTC
National Sales Manager & Mid/Southwest Region
Call: 847-949-4890
Email: mbell@centralholidays.com