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Increase In Groups Business And Loosening Of Cuba Travel Restrictions Prompts Central Holidays Ongoing Expansion With Launch Of New Incentives & Meetings Travel Brand: Worldwide Meetings & Incentives By CH

Moonachie, NJ –(July 11, 2016) – The Central Holidays family of travel brands today announced the launch of a new Incentives & Meetings Travel brand that will be led by Bob Goldstein, a veteran of this travel segment with more than three decades of success in developing incentives businesses and effectively handling all of the intricate details of group trips for hundreds of acclaimed companies.  In his new role, Goldstein will be responsible for creating awareness about the brand and its position in the industry – backed by the strong, global buying power of Central Holidays; its time-honored more than 43-year history; the company’s well-known destination and travel planning expertise;its distinctively high repeat customer and satisfaction levels; and its signature unparalleled service. 

“A stellar addition to Central Holidays, Goldstein brings a keen knowledge of the marketplace, and specifically the incentives and meetings segment, that is second to none – including his work in planning incentives travel programs for world-class companies such as Panasonic, Jimmy Dean, Sara Lee and many, many more.  Attention to detail, meticulous planning and an ability to provide customized, high-end, VIP service will be driving forces of growing the new Worldwide Incentives and Meetings by Central Holidays brand – and Bob is the ideal choice to make it a true success,” said Gianni Miradoli, CEO of Central Holidays.

“I am thrilled to embark on this exciting new venture particularly with the unique position that the Central Holidays family of brands maintains as a leader in travel throughout the world enabling us to cater to the incentives and meetings needs of companies of all sizes and budgets,” said Goldstein.  “Further, Central Holidays’ experience in providing fully customized group educational and people-to-people travel programs throughout Cuba coupled with the new developments that permit companies to hold their meetings on the island nation gives us an additional edge in growing this niche of the travel business exponentially!Whether a company is looking to increase sales, recognize employees, sustain enthusiasm, improve communications, or enhance team building efforts, the new Worldwide Incentives and Meetings brand will employ its global leverage to offer our clients a cost-effective opportunity to celebrate good employees and improve performance while offering a whole new range of travel programs that have not been available for more than 50 years with meetings now available in Cuba.”

The new Worldwide Incentives & Meetings by Central Holidays is adeptly designed to provide excellence in planning incentive or meetings travel programs with one-stop service that includes: 


  • Personal Itinerary & Entertainment Advice – The travel brand is known for its destination experts with insights on everything from experiential excursions and dining options to preferred rates on room blocks and unique team building opportunities.

  •  Hotel / Banquet Selection – the company hand-selects and inspect sites to ensure they are in line with the culture of the client organization and provides the ideal offerings for their incentive program or meeting.

  • Cost-effective Alternatives – the brand's strong buying power and more than four decades of relationships with hotels and restaurants throughout North America, Europe and the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and even Cuba guarantees value-added personalized service. 

  • The Ultimate in Customization – With worldwide staff and international offices, the company is uniquely positioned to carry-out all kinds of requests for tailor-created events, VIP experiences and excursions, theme parties and gala dinners, and beyond to make the incentive or meeting a huge success.

    For additional information about Worldwide Incentives and Meetings by Central Holidays, call 800-935-5000 or visit today.

    (Photo of Bob Goldsteinavailable on request)

    About Central Holidays:
    Founded in 1972, Central Holidays offers superior travel programs, value, and service to enchanting destinations across the globe.  Destinations include Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, and Croatia.  The company also offers dozens of Mediterranean and European river cruise itineraries, worldwide ski programs, religious pilgrimage travel, as well as people-to-people educational exchange travel to Cuba! The company’s sister brand, STI by Central Holidays, presents novel travel opportunities throughout Central and South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Central Holidays and its family of travel companies remain at the forefront of the global tourism and travel industry, offering the most diverse range of travel programs that support brand promises of reliability, expertise, and flexibility. For more information, contact Central Holidays at 1-800-935-5000 or visit