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Travco Group International Selects MICROS as its Exclusive Vendor

09/12/2010 09:13

COLUMBIA, Md. (PRNewswire/ MICROS Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Travco Group, which manages a chain of hotels and resorts under the Jaz, Sol Y Mar, Iberotel, and newly acquired Steigenberger Hotels AG brands, signed an exclusive vendor agreement with MICROS in November of 2010.  The rollout will include the installation of the OPERA Property Management System (OPERA PMS), OPERA Reservation System (ORS), OPERA Customer Information System (OCIS) and Sales Force Automation (SFA), OPERA Business Intelligence (OBI), OPERA Sales and Catering (OPERA S&C), and OPERA Materials Control (MC), as well as various MICROS restaurant point-of-sale system s depending on the hotel brand.

Deemed Egypt's Number One Travel Company 14 years in a row, Travco encompasses virtually every facet of the country's travel, tourism, and hospitality industry.  Travco's unique and integrated business model complements its quest for cutting edge operations, and its requirement for an innovative technology provider that shares its passion for forward-thinking.

MICROS will provide Travco and its 135 hotels worldwide with a complete enterprise software solution for the hotel and resort industry, comprised of several fully integrated modules to manage Travco's vast operations and provide seamless information sharing.  The OPERA Enterprise Solution allows multiple properties to operate on one database creating a single image inventory, reducing the total cost of ownership for Travco.


"At Travco, we uphold high standards for our staff to foster a positive work environment where diligence and pride in the job are encouraged," explained Hamed El Chiaty, Chairman and CEO, Travco Group.  "MICROS offers us the most flexible solution to meet the varied requirements of our different hotels from the large-scale destination resorts and the four and five star properties to the convenient fixed priced hotels.  We look forward to a successful implementation across our estate."

"We are honored to be selected by the Travco Group as its exclusive technology partner," confirmed Kaweh Niroomand, President, EAME Division, MICROS.  "The MICROS suite of products will streamline Travco's operations and provide outstanding customer relationship management tools that will drive revenue for Travco.  We look forward to expanding our partnership with Travco and providing a comprehensive solution that exceeds Travco's expectations."

About Travco Group

Travco's monumental journey began three decades ago; since then Travco has grown into a travel, tourism and hospitality empire across Egypt and the Middle East. The group's strong presence owes itself to a history of service excellence, a far-reaching network of partners, forward-thinking vision and a global business outlook.  A multitude of integrated companies under one roof, and a powerful force, Travco is the only full integrated powerhouse in Egypt and the region.  Today, the group owns and operates the country's largest fleet of Nile cruise ships; an extensive collection of hotels and resorts; mega-real estate developments offering high-end summer residences and resort experiences; and a myriad of ground, sea and air transportation services.  Having reached the climax of success in the domestic travel market, Travco now looks towards the region and the world. The strategy for the years to come will continue to build around extending the reach of the group's network of products and services as well as establishing a strong presence in the world's travel, tourism and hospitality market. In short, the group's pioneer spirit of constantly developing new destinations and offering a diverse range of services will continue on well into the future.

About MICROS Systems, Inc.

MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 330,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 130 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 25,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality through its MICROS-Retail division for more than 90,000 retail stores worldwide. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.

For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact Louise Casamento, Vice President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866) 287-4736. You can also visit the MICROS website at or send an email to

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Louise Casamento


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