Egypt, new dimensions, new frontiers

Mr. Elhamy El-Zayat, Chairman and CEO of Emeco travel

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Egypt -

"Over 25 years of commitment to excellence"

Mr. Elhamy El-Zayat,
Chairman & CEO

2, Talaat Harb street - CAIRO, EGYPT
Tel: (202) 574 93 60
        (202) 579 95 44
Fax: (202) 574 42 12
         (202) 574 93 69
Mr. Elhamy El-Zayat, Chairman & CEO and the founder of emeco travel, is currently the Chairman of the Egyptian Travel Agents Association first year of his second term. He has also served as Vice Chairman and member of the board during the preceding twelve years of his appointment as Chairman. He is also the Chairman of the Tourism Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. He is currently the member of the board of the Cairo International Convention Center and has served for 8 years as the President of Euromic (European Meeting, Incentive and Convention) the most prestigious private consortium of Destination Management Companies.

Company profile

emeco travel was founded in November 1976 as the General Sales Agent for Pan American World Airways; this General Sales Agency lasted until December 1991 when Pan America suspended all its activities worldwide.

emeco travel employs 203 people who speak all major languages and are highly trained and specialized in the various travel and tourism activities.

In its effort to pioneer new markets, emeco travel introduced incentive & Conference travel to Egypt and is now by far the leading company in those fields.

At the end of 1988 emeco travel has introduced its guaranteed daily tours that includes the most attraction / important sites in Cairo. After three months of operation it was considered the best service offered in the market.

emeco travel's success is a result of the quality of services and personal attention that its creative and multilingual staff care in offering to our clients.

emeco travel is a member of the German Arab Chamber of Commerce, Italian Chamber of Commerce, Club d'Affaire Franco-Egyptien (CAFE).


* Services provided by inbound division
Tour Series
Adhoc Group

Special Interest Tours Such as:

  • Diving.

  • Desert Safari.

  • Horseback Riding Tours, etc.

  • * Membership at international Associations


    A 26-year-old consortium of European and Mediterranean Destination Management companies with only one representative in each country. EMECO TRAVEL's Chairman Mr. El-Zayat served as Chairman for this consortium for nine terms each one lasting for one year.

    AIA : Australia Incentive Association
    AFTA : Australian Federation of Travel Agents
    ASTA : American Society of Travel Agents
    ICC : Int'l Convection & Congress Association
    JATA : Japan Association of Travel Agents
    MPI : Meeting Planners International
    SITE : Society of Incentive Travel Executives
    TAANZ : Travel Agents Association of New Zealand
    UFTA : Universal Federation of Travel Agents
    ASAE : American Society of Association Executives
    WTTC : World Travel Tourism Council

    * Overseas Sales Offices

    Mrs. Leila Feidler

    Level 1, Westfield Towers,
    100 William Street - Sidney, NSW 2011
    Tel: +61 2 93681811
    Fax: + 61 2 93585305

    Mrs. Heidi Bachel
    , Sales Manager
    Wihelmshoeher Strasse, 189 - 60389 Frankfurt / Main
    Tel: +49 69 94762034
    Fax: +49 69 94762035

    Mr.Claude Dupire
    , Sales Manager
    74, Avenue Des Champs-Elysees - 75008 Paris
    Tel: + 33 1 42560878
    Fax: + 33 1 42564707

    Mrs. Marie-Jeanne Perpigani

    Via Satrico, 7/B Int.4 - 00183, Rome
    Tel: +39 06 70495210
    Fax: +39 06 70494878

    Milan: Mrs. Antonella Fabris , Sales Manager Italy
    Via Parada, 40
    1-20057 Vendo Al Lambro
    Tel: +39 039 249 7721
    Fax: +39 039 232 4072

    United Kingdom
    Mrs. Josianne Loutfi

    Little Tudor,
    Duffield Road Sonning
    Brekshire RG4, 6GJ

    South Africa
    Mr. Michael Tyler

    Dunkeld Grescent North,
    Albury Road, Hyde Park.
    P.O.B 41805 Craighall


    Mr. Marko Podkubovsek
    300, Laindex Plaza,
    NJ07054 U.S.A.

    Mr. Bob Franklin , Executive vice president
    Off.add: 300 Lanidex Plaza,
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    Tel: 1-800-992-3411(ext. 218)
    Fax: 973 884- 1711

    Mrs. Colleen Abernethy
    6126 Chowen Avenue
    South Edina, Minnesota 55410
    Tel: + 6 12 929 4145
    Fax: + 612 929 9558

    Mr. David Lund
    540, Putting Green Lane
    Longboat Key, Florida 34228-3524.
    Tel: 941- 387 0085
    Fax: 941- 387 0148

    Mr. John Wilson
    13407, Rolling Hills,
    Dallas, Texas 75240
    Tel: 972- 385 7596
    Fax: 972- 385 7598

    Mrs. Ellen Bloch
    1873, Lake Avenue
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    Tel: + 908 233 0941
    Fax: + 908 233 1439

    West Coast:
    Mrs. Margo Wendorf
    8115 S.W. 71 st. Avenue
    Portland, OR 97223
    Tel: 503 977 5098
    Fax: 503 245 9549

    Please note that all these sales offices do not go directly to the clients but only to Travel Agents, Incentive Houses and Meeting Planners.

    * Marketing Offices

    333, North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60601 - U.S.A.
    Tel: +1 312 845 9734
    Fax: +1 312 845 9739

    Brussels International Travel Services
    Rue Arthur Diderich 30 - B 1060 Brussels - Belgium
    Tel: +32 2 5431010
    Fax: +32 2 5381294

    * Major Clients (Leisure & Incentive)

    Country Incentive House/ Tour Operator
    Australia YALLA Tours, Home of Holidays, Jet Rose, Phil Hofman
    Canada Dan Tours, Grechian Holidays, GM Tours, Conference Travel, Travel Desk
    Denmark KVIK Tours
    Finland Aurinko Matkat


    Havas, Ormes, Stimway, Cat Voyages, Arep, Motivom, JCD Conseils, Maritz, Carlson, Prexo, Circuit et Compagnie, Selectour, Partir
    Germany Gemadi, Carlson Wagonlit, MIT, Poppe, Lufthansa City Center
    Holland Creative Tours
    Hong Kong Charming Holidays, Swire Travel
    India Cox & Kings, Sita Travel
    Indonesia Chan Brothers, Dwidaya Travel, Golden Rama
    Israel Disenhouse, Eshet, Isram, Amiel, Sky Hakikar
    Italy H&A Motivation, Uvet, Franco Rosso Incentive, Gastaldi, Arbor, Touring Viaggi
    Jordan International Traders, Dakkar Tours, Hisham Tours, Nebo Tours, Omnilink, Space Travel, Salam Travel, Trust Tours , Royal Jordanian Tours, Pioneer Travel
    Lebanon Gargour Travel, Sogetur, Target Travel, 360 Travel Scope
    Malaysia Babin Tours, Holiday Tours, Mitra Travel, Travel Sight
    Morocco Tours, Monarch Travel, Comanav
    New Zeland Innovative Travel
    Norway Globus Tours
    Poland Mazurkas Travel, New Poland
    Russia Golden Century, Inalex, As Travel, Laguna Travel, Alfadon
    Singapore Ken Air, ASL, Chain Brothers
    South Africa U Win I Win, Travcor, Walters, Leading Incentives, Toucan, Turbo Travel, Thompsons, Wild Wet, Rennies, Amex
    South Korea Lotte Travel, Sam Hong, Mode Tour
    Sweden Ansgar
    Syria Nahas Travel, Dawn Creative, Trans Tours
    Taiwan Harmony Travel, Master Tours, Phoenix Travel, Smile Tours
    Thailand Sphinx Tours, East West Travel
    Turkey Active Tourism, VIP Tourism
    UK Maritz, Carlson Wagonlit, Purchase Point, Talking Point,Cox & Kings, Solo's, Steppeseast, Jet Save
    USA Carlson Wagonlit, Maritz, NorthWestern Incentive, X-Ceed, Tal Tours, Zeus Tours, Megatrails, Intrav-Gohagen, Cox & Kings

  • 4 Mitsubishi buses

  • 3 buses of (19 seats) Toyota Coaster

  • 9 buses (11 seats) Toyota

  • 4 Hummer 4 x 4 of (12 seats) fully loaded with all Luxurious gadget

  • 3 buses Renault (52 seats)

  • 4 buses Van Hool (52 seats)

  • Services Provided

    emeco Airlines Division is one of the leading travel service provider to individuals and corporate clients, offering the following services:

  • Issues computerized tickets on all airlines

  • Reserves hotels overseas; being the Woodside Travel Trust sole partner in Egypt, emeco travel has access to very special corporate hotel rates for clients in the leading hotel chains around the world, over 6500 hotels.

  • Arranges car rentals overseas and in Egypt at very attractive rates.

  • Provides meet and assist services for expatriates at Cairo International Airport and transfers to and from same.

  • Handles all tour arrangements both overseas and in Egypt.

  • Provides clients with emergency services, 24 hours a day.

  • Assists in obtaining visas to all countries.
  • Refund of Value added Taxes "VAT"; being the Quipsound sole agent in Egypt, it arranges seven days a week, using toll free numbers from 40 countries, refund of "VAT" taxes, which clients paid on services purchased in the European Community Countries and Canada.

  • emeco travel holds ticket stocks of all airlines operating in Egypt.

  • Provides advice on customs clearance in Egypt and overseas and assistance in selecting appropriate Supplies.

  • Handles Outbound religious groups.

  • Woodside Travel Trust

    A Worldwide Travel Management organization that offers superior and comprehensive Travel Management programs in over 69 countries, and which takes advantage of the combined leverage, expertise and buying powers of all its participating member agencies which is in excess of 21 billion US Dollars annually.

    GSA for the following Airlines

    American Airlines (MAY 1990)
    Air Malta (JUN 1980)
    Heli-Monaco (DEC 1998)
    Korean Air (AUG 1981)
    TAP-Air Portugal (SEP1998)

    Other Representation

    Additionally, emeco travel was appointed as the sole agent of the following travel related organizations:
    Quipsound VAT refunds (Aug. 1, 1995)
    SBM (Societe des Bains de Mer) (Dec. 1, 1998)

    Airlines Automation

    emeco travel has six automated CRS Systems:

  • SABRE (American Airlines)

  • AMADEUS (Global)

  • GALILEO (Global)

  • TOPAZ (Korean Air)

  • KAMA (Air Malta)

  • OSIRIS (Egypt Air).

  • Offices in Egypt

    Cairo Head Office : 2, Talaat Harb Street

    Nile Hilton Hotel : Nile Hilton Business Center

    Maadi : 32, Sherifa Dina Street

    Mohandessin : 20, Al-Gihad Street

    Heliopolis : 17, Al-Oubour Buildings

    Zamalek : 3, Abou Al-Feda Street

    Alexandria : 15, Algorfa Altogaria Street

    Ismalia : 136, Al-Tahrir Street

    Luxor : 6 Khaled Ibn Waleed Street

    Aswan : Sour Nady aswan ElRiyady

    Hurghada : Hurghada Mall

    Sharm ElSheikh Neama Bay Mall

    10th of Ramadan Dawar El Acher, jumbo Mall

    6th of October El-Madina Center, High Way

    Services Provided by PCEO
  • Hotels and Venue booking.

  • Special events in the most suitable sites.

  • Meet and Assist at the airport.

  • Coordinating the issuance of tickets from all destination to Cairo as well as domestic ones.

  • Transportation.

  • Coordination of conference requirements with government offices.

  • Registration of conferees and badge issuance.

  • Production of bags and kits.

  • Hospitality desks.

  • Provide casual stuff and ushers.

  • Provide through outside sources conference
    requirements such as bags, kits, paper pads etc.

  • Assist identifying appropriate freight forwarder and customs clearance agencies.

  • Sell space for exhibitors.

  • Assist exhibitors before and during the exhibition.

  • Pre and Post Tours in Egypt and in the region.

  • Past Conferences organized by emeco travel (samples)

  • 28th World Congress of the International College of Surgeons (1,600 Delegates).

  • The African Summit (700 Delegates ).

  • 4th World Congress of the International Union of Family Organization (600 Delegates).

  • 3rd International Congress of Tropical Pediatrics (300 Delegates).

  • The 25th Congress of Pathophysiology of Pregnancy (500 Delegates).

  • The 3rd UN Congress Of Africa Telecommunication (11'500 Delegates).

  • First Pan African Maternal & Child Health International (1'000 Delegates).

  • The 11th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement Countries ( 600 Delegates).

  • The Fifth World Congress of the Parlementarian (450 Delegates).

  • The International Conference on Population & Development (16'500 Delegates).

  • Europartenariat Middle East Conference (1500 Delegates).

  • General Trade Union Conference (100 Delegates).

  • The 8th International Conference on Small & Medium Enterprises (700 Delegates).

  • African Ministries of Foreign Affairs Conference (500 Delegates).

  • Meeting of Total Quality Managment in Health Centers in the Middle East Harverd University (800 Delegates).

  • Cairo Discount Fair (4,500 Delegates).

  • The 23rd Congress of The International Association of Logopedics & Phoniatrics / IALP

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    This is the electronic edition of the special country report on Egypt published in Forbes Global Magazine.
    August 7th 2000 Issue.
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