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Explore Your Next Destination with Central Holidays

Since 1972, our team of savvy travel professionals and knowledgeable destination specialists have assisted travelers every step of the way, delivering outstanding group, independent, and corporate experiences through a wide range of travel programs. At Central Holidays, success is tied to our core brand strengths: reliability, expertise, and flexibility. And we never stop improving on our highly acclaimed service and travel opportunities. Keep in mind that our family of brands offers a virtually unlimited range of travel offerings.

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! With exciting new destinations introduced in 2014, the company works with its sister brand, STI by Central Holidays, to present novel travel opportunities throughout Central and South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Central Holidays also creates and delivers travel programs tailored to niche interests, such as cooking classes in Italy, wine and art tours, religious pilgrimages, plus vacation rentals including castle and villa accommodations. Central Holidays remains 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.


STI provides tailor-made programs focused on creating cherished memories of discovery, enjoyment, and relaxation where every destination, cruise, cultural circuit, safari and sea resort vacations can be relished individually or in groups. As a full-service tour operator offering a wide range of products and travel services, varying from complete air and land packages to a simple dinner reservation. STI Travel takes travelers to experience “carefully orchestrated journeys” – as their motto says – to an ever-increasing array of destinations in Asia, Africa, The Caribbean, South America and Central America. The company has succeeded in establishing its position as THE specialist for travel to Egypt.

France Vacations

Consistently recognized with highly regarded awards that have brought the company world-class acclaim – including “Tour Operator of the Year” and recipient of “Golden Medal of Tourism” by the Tourist Board of France – France Vacations creates and delivers exhilarating trips that take travelers to explore the diverse regions of France and beyond. The company offers an extensive collection of Escorted, Hosted, Independent, Cruise, and Car Rental programs that radiate authenticity, quality, and value.  From the capital Paris – City of Light – to Burgundy and Champagne in the East…from Western France’s Loire Valley to Nice along the Riviera, travelers rave about the signature qualities of each France Vacations trip.

Enchanting River Cruises

Enchanting River Cruises provides meticulously planned itineraries to explore Europe’s most popular cities and off-the-beaten path towns along the region’s 3000 miles of river routes. Programs offer exceptional included sightseeing and at-leisure time coupled with a relaxed, casual, and comfortably stylish setting on-board. Its first-class voyages provide travelers with the convenience of no packing and unpacking; no checking in and out of hotels; and no traffic jams to deal with – just exquisite travel memories to enjoy.

World on Skis

World on Skis offers domestic and international ski packages, as well as customized ski travel programs for individuals, families and groups to alpine destinations throughout Europe, the U.S. and Canada. Its knowledgeable team includes talented ski vacation specialists from around the globe who for years have planned great ski packages for every level and every budget.

Outdoor Journeys

Outdoor Journeys offers a premier collection of active outdoor travel experiences in exciting destinations throughout Europe. Featuring biking, hiking, and trekking travel programs set within the region’s most popular scenic settings, travel programs presented by Outdoor Journeys are noted for their diverse activities, inclusions, and in-country destination expertise and support dedicated to delivering the ultimate trips for outdoor-minded travelers.

Passion Tours

Passion Tours offers a full complement of pilgrimage itineraries to religious destinations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. Additionally, Central Holidays is the exclusive promoter for North & South America for the 2015 Passion Play of Sordevolo in Italy, a production similar in tradition to Germany’s Oberammergau. The Passion of Sordevolo presents the final days of Christ and is performed every five years from June to September against the backdrop of Piedmont’s Sacred Mountains. Aside from programs including the Passion Play, Passion Tours presents itineraries to many other religious pilgrimage destinations throughout the region. With Passion Tours travelers can experience some of the religious world’s most sacred places such as the Basilica of St. Anthony, the Bridge of Sighs, the tomb of St. Francis, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican as well as religious sites of the Christian, Jewish and Islamic world, including The Holy Land, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.

Journeys by CH

Journeys by Central Holidays presents tailor-made travel experiences that completely redefine luxury, presenting an exclusive “designer” collection of distinctive and experientially rich vacations where every detail is meticulously planned to make travel dreams a reality for even the most discerning of travelers. The company’s expertly hand-crafted itineraries give an extraordinary new meaning to pre-planned travel to some of the most amazing, captivating and inviting destinations in the world. Featuring in-country assistance for travelers every step of the way, exuberant lodging options, private chauffeurs, expert local guides, VIP-access sightseeing, sumptuous culinary experiences and much more, Journeys by Central Holidays delivers the ultimate in customized travel.


CIG (Conventions Incentives Groups) provides a complete range of travel services from meetings, incentives, conventions, medical congresses, symposiums, and special interest group travel, to leisure travel of any size including independent travel programs in North America, Europe and the Caribbean. By maintaining an emphasis on personalized customer service and cost control, CIG North America is able to tailor solutions that blend technology, reliability, flexibility and quality – all based on a true understanding of each client’s specific needs. CIG handles all of the details for your travel — from site selection and air transportation to activities, sightseeing tours, and program logistics.


For more than four decades, Maiellano has been a leading provider of high-quality, high-value fly and drive travel programs in Europe. The company offers all-inclusive price quotes, innovative travel itineraries, excellent car rental options, and impeccable service – everything travelers need to make a driving vacation the trip of their dreams throughout Italy, France, Greece, Spain and Portugal. Whether travelers prefer a bargain car rental or a deluxe chauffeured limousine, a quaint villa or a full-service hotel, Maiellano’s team is experienced in accommodating every request seamlessly.

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