John McCallum, Managing Director; “It’s really important for our Travel Agents to experience both the destination and our Nile Cruises so that they can see how Egypt has settled down and returned to normal after recent political changes."
(PRWEB UK) 12 September 2014
Orbital Travel recently invited its Travel Agents to experience a 4 night Nile Cruise on board its 5*Nile Cruiser, the MS Orbital Royal Esadora. John McCallum, Managing Director, and Greg Garner, Sales Manager, accompanied over 30 Travel Agents to Luxor. Flights were on board the EgyptAir direct service from London Heathrow to Luxor, returning from Aswan via Cairo.
The trip included 9 excursions escorted by an on board qualified Egyptologist visiting the Valley of the Kings and King Tutankhamun’s new replica tomb at Howard Carter House; the Temple of Karnak on the East Bank of Luxor, considered to be the largest temple complex ever built by man; Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo and Philae Temple in Aswan.
Emma McIntyre, Co-op PTA commented; “Thank you so much for such a fantastic time on our Fam. You were great hosts, the boat that sailed us safely along the picturesque Nile, Royal Esadora good, John-Michael & Magic the best guides ever, priceless!! The excursions took us to such incredible sights that you only dream of seeing & a perfect ending at the Old Cataract Hotel. Last but not least, what a brilliant bunch of Agents to have shared the experience with!!”
John McCallum, Managing Director, commented; “It’s really important for our Travel Agents to experience both the destination and our Nile Cruises so that they can see how Egypt has settled down and returned to normal after recent political changes. It was also a good opportunity for them to experience these new shorter cruises which offer great flexibility as you can still see some of the ‘greats’ of Ancient Egypt whilst relaxing on a cruise as well as other highlights. Egypt still manages to offer exceptional value for money and to be able to see all of these incredible sites in just 4 or 5 days is amazing.”
Photos from the trip can be seen on Orbital Travel’s facebook page.
Flights for the trip were funded by the Egyptian State Tourist Office and accommodation was funded by Orbital Travel.