ENDORSEMENTS

The sights, sounds and tastes of the Amalfi Coast were spectacular. From the ruins of Pompeii, to the sidewalk cafes of Sorrento, to breathtaking cliffs plunging into blue bays of the Mediterranean, this was a trip I'll remember forever. The itinerary and personal care provided by Aventura World by Central Holidays West made this one of the best journeys Barbara and I have had together. The guide was exceptionally good, earning a standing ovation from our fellow travelers. In the end though, it was the destinations themselves that made the trip so memorable. It's no wonder this coastline has been an envied vacation spot since the days of Caesar.

By Mick Fleming, President, American Chamber of Commerce Executives, VA

Have you experienced a week of pure enchantment recently? If not, I suggest you sign up for the Aventura World by Central Holidays West' trip to our National Parks. Each site we visited- Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Monument Valley- was extraordinary and each was a very different experience. No picture or description can do them justice. You just have to see them in person to believe the scope and beauty. Travelers of all abilities can enjoy this trip and the amenities and guides were terrific.

By Carol Ricken Kingston, NY

We recently returned from a trip to Egypt with our travelers, and it was fantastic. The history, culture, the Pyramids, the Nile and the Egyptian people - This destination was out of this world and we felt very safe the entire time. It's worth mentioning that our university offered an Egypt program too - It was more expensive, and less "active". If you are considering a group travel opportunity, I recommend this program!

By Robin Anderson, President, Mason City Chamber of Commerce

We greatly appreciate you and Aventura World by Central Holidays West for introducing us to Egypt and its 5000 year history of contributions to civilization. From the Great Pyramids of Giza, to the temples of the ancient gods of the pharaohs, to the Valley of the Kings and the beauty and mystique of the life-giving Nile, we were entranced, educated and entertained. It was a marvelous trip for Janice and me and for our members. Thank you.

By Gary Toebben, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, CA

Dubai might well be the 8th Wonder of the World! Want to impress your leaders? Think Dubai. Want to have a great experience, think Aventura World by Central Holidays West! Thank you Aventura World by Central Holidays West for making my recent trip to Dubai a memorable one.

By Bob Quick, President & CEO, Commerce Lexington, KY

Our trip to Austria and Germany went off without a hitch. The weather in early November was perfect for us Floridians and our tour guide was fantastic! We were amazed at the 16th, 17th and 18th century towns that we visited, especially when the oldest buildings in our city date back only 100 years. Munich, Salzburg, Mittenwald, Garmish/Partenkirchen and Innsbruck and we added an optional Romantic Road/Nurnberg extension to our trip. The hills were truly alive with the sound of music as we watched the Julie Andrews movie while on the bus before touring the sites used in the movie. I recommend this trip to everyone.

By Robert P. Bartz, President, Manatee Chamber of Commerce, FL

Traveling to Cuba through Aventura World by Central Holidays West West was an adventure none of our members will ever forget. Over one month later and the people who took part in this cultural exchange tour are still raving about it. Ian Scott and his team were great to work with. It was like stepping back in time to an era long past. We were welcomed by the Cuban people with open arms and we're already planning our return trip! Thank you Ian!

By Mike McMullin, President, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, MD

When I found out that Aventura World by Central Holidays West were coming to the rescue of my stranded travelers, an uncontrollable sense of relief came over me. I cannot thank them enough. This is a strong, professionally operated company that truly cares. I am planning programs with them in 2014. I would strongly recommend that you look at Aventura World by Central Holidays West for your non-dues travel programs. If I can be of any further assistance or offer any additional information please feel free to contact me.

By Randy Gordon, President and CEO, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, CA

The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches recent "people to people" trip to Cuba hosted by Aventura World by Central Holidays West (and IDS) was a tremendous success. The professionalism of your staff was evident from the moment we boarded our aircraft in Miami until we returned five days later. The tour guide provided in Cuba was not only well informed and courteous but helped to make our interaction with the people of Cuba a memorable experience. Please extend our thanks to your entire team for making our trip to Cuba a truly once in a lifetime experience.

By Dennis Grady, CEO, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, FL

There is a saying, "A friend in need is a friend indeed." Sakkara Group International/Aventura World by Central Holidays West is a great new friend to ACCE, indeed. Your firm showed extraordinary generosity and courage in rescuing 18 ACCE-member chamber of commerce trips involving 600 people. Had those trips fallen victim to another travel firm's bankruptcy, it would have been a terrible blow to the reputations and financial health of the affected chambers and ACCE, as well as to the group travel business.

By Roy Williams, Chair, ACCE, President, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, OK