Central Holidays Reports Increase in Bookings

WHY IT RATES: The demand for destinations including Italy, Greece and Egypt is on the rise.—Codie Liermann, Associate Editor

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.

In addition, 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, the 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: [email protected]

Giovanna Cilia-Wheatley, CTC

Regional Sales Manager, Mid-Atlantic

Call 800-935-5000 ext. 5364

Email: [email protected]

Lynn Seleck, CTC

Regional Sales Manager, Southeast

Call: 386-871-0810

Email: [email protected]

Margie Bell, CTC

National Sales Manager & Mid/Southwest Region

Call: 847-949-4890

Email: [email protected]

For more information, contact Central Holidays at 800-935-5000 or visit www.centralholidays.com.

SOURCE: Central Holidays press release.

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