Following the recent presidential election, The Travel Corporation (TTC) family of brands has announced its intention to resume operations in Egypt for the 2014/2015 season, as a strong showing of support for the Egyptian people. Effective September 2014, Contiki will re-commence trips, with Trafalgar and Insight Vacations starting from January 2015 and Uniworld from September 2015.
Brett Tollman, CEO the Travel Corporation said: “We have been monitoring the destination closely and after extensive consultation with our teams on the ground, and in speaking with our travel partners in each market, we are pleased to confirm a return to Egypt later this year. At The Travel Corporation, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Guest safety is the utmost priority and so we will maintain constant dialogue with colleagues in the region ahead of our planned re-commencement dates.
With a legacy spanning more than three decades of bringing visitors to Egypt for some of The Travel Corporation’s brands, our long standing commitment to and support of Egypt has been significant. We are seeing pent-up demand for the destination and are delighted to be able to elevate our support for this truly remarkable part of the world. Recognising that Travel and Tourism have historically represented around 30% of Egypt’s GDP, it is so important that we as an industry show our support for this great country and proud peoples’ economic recovery at this time.
Taking a staggered approach, our youth brand Contiki will be the first to resume trips in September of this year, closely followed by the global leader in guided holidays, Trafalgar and premium brand Insight Vacations in the New Year. Our Six-Star experience river cruise brand, Uniworld, plans to re-commence sailings on The Nile in September of next year, with a beautifully refurbished River Tosca.”