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The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser receives Award of Excellence from Ministry of Tourism, Egypt, October 2010

6th October 2010, Cairo, Egypt: The Oberoi Zahra, The Oberoi Group's luxury cruiser on the Nile in Egypt, has been conferred the 'Award of Excellence' in 'Tourism and Biodiversity' by the Ministry of Tourism, Egypt. For the second year in succession, The Oberoi Zahra has been recognised for its unremitting commitment to excellence and remarkable effort in promoting tourism to Egypt. This year the luxury cruiser has also been acknowledged for its initiatives towards the conservation of biological diversity.

Instituted by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Egypt, these are the most coveted awards in the travel and tourism industry in Egypt. Conferred annually in various categories, the awards recognise exceptional performance and contribution to promoting Egypt as a tourist destination.

Mr. Liam Lambert, President, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts said, "We are honoured and proud to receive this acknowledgement. This award is recognition of our staff's dedication to exceed guests' expectations and Oberoi Hotels & Resorts' relentless commitment to offering the highest standards of hospitality in a manner that is environmentally and socially sustainable."

Further notes to the Editor:

About The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser, Egypt
The Oberoi Zahra, continues The Oberoi Group's tradition of offering the highest standards of hospitality. Offering amongst the most spacious accommodations on the Nile, it is the only boat on the river with a full-service spa. The leisurely seven-night itinerary of the cruiser includes private docking in most ports allowing guests an almost exclusive viewing of the sites. Additional facilities on the cruiser include a theater, Library and Cigar Lounge, outdoor swimming pool, well-appointed gymnasium and a restaurant that offers a new menu every day and an elaborate à la carte service.

About Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts is synonymous the world over with providing the right blend of luxury, impeccable service and quiet efficiency. Internationally recognised for all-round excellence and unparalleled levels of service, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts have the distinction of receiving innumerable awards and accolades. Luxury as a unique, memorable and personal experience is core to the Oberoi philosophy. It encompasses every element of a guest's stay at the hotels that creatively combine breathtaking locations, luxurious environs and the best of modern amenities with personalised service delivered with care. Presently, there are 19 luxury Oberoi hotels, resorts and cruisers across five countries.

About The Oberoi Group
The Oberoi Group, founded in 1934, operates 31 hotels and cruisers under the luxury 'Oberoi' and five star 'Trident' brands in India, Egypt, Mauritius, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. The Group is also engaged in flight catering, managing airport restaurants, travel and tour services, car rentals, project management and corporate air charters. |

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