With a decades experience in the hospitality industry, Ahmed Soliman has bought his considerable knowledge, relationships and understanding of GCC travelers together, and with the formation of Travel Connections Arabia (TCA), provides consultancy and marketing support to help niche properties and destinations by communicating them to the GCC’s location-hungry travelers.
With demand for bespoke and original properties consistently on the rise, and the region’s desire for travel to new destinations, Soliman saw the potential to help these best-in-class properties to market their unique offerings through TCA’s dedicated team of hospitality specialists.
Having previously held positions in Starwood Hotels, Hyatt Regency London and Grand Hyatt Dubai. In his last role Ahmed was responsible for driving transient corporate and wholesale leisure business for four Central London Hotels, the Sheraton Park Tower, Knightsbridge, the Sheraton Belgravia, the Le Meridian Piccadilly and The Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly.
Shady Ghoneem has spent the last two decades in the hospitality industry, and has worked with the likes of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Raffles, Jumeirah, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Roda Hotels & Resorts, and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts. With a strong appreciation of both hotel operations, and corporate group management, Ghoneem will now oversee a portfolio that covers Europe, the CIS and the Indian Ocean, and takes over the leadership role at TCA
TCA’s outstanding collection of hospitality and tourism clients include some of the most exclusive hotels and resorts around the world, such as The Langham, London, Mytha Anthology, Kulm Hotel St. Moritz in Switzerland; eight exceptional Constance Hotels & Resorts, spread across the Indian Ocean’s top destinations: the Seychelles, the Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar and Zanzibar.
Mohamed El Ganzoury is a destination marketing specialist and has spent the last two decades in the hospitality and tourism industries focussing on the outbound KSA and Bahrain markets. He has worked with the likes of Visit Ras Al Khaimah, Oman Ministry of Tourism as well as Net Tours & Travels LLC. With a strong appreciation of destination marketing and corresponding regional experience Ganzory is a valuable member of the TCA family.
After working as an Archeologist for over a year, Mahmoud realized that he would never be the next “Indiana Jones” and switched careers to hospitality. Starting as a management trainee for the revenue division with Starwood Hotels; followed by a successful career track with several hospitality management marques such as Jumeirah, Per Aquum, Corinthia and Wyndham. His fourteen years of experience gained him valuable knowledge in various aspects of client
relations management, Middle East luxury leisure segment, GCC marketing activities, wholesale contracting and Arabic copy writing. He landed at TCA in 2013, and since then has spearheaded our sales team looking after our European division and partners worldwide with a keen eye on business development.
Our Indian Ocean champion; with over twenty years of experience in leisure account management across different markets, Shahanas started his career from Cochin, India handling inbound groups from big renown names like Hayes & Jarvis UK, Manos Holidays and Escape Holidays in Belgium. He later moved to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with Al Tayyar Travel Group where he managed their special products development for six years before moving to Dubai to
manage the sales support operations for Kuoni Destination management. With a drive for further career development he joined our team to handle and develop the Sales & Marketing strategies for Constance Hotels and Resorts as regional senior sales manager in charge of the sales in the United Arab Emirates and Oman for six Constance properties located in Maldives; Seychelles & Mauritius.
Binoy Babu has joined TCA as a Graphic Designer in June 2014. He has worked in Graphic and Web designing stream in the UAE and as well as in India.
Binoy has a total of five years’ experience in field of Graphic and Web designing. Prior to joining TCA, Binoy worked at Technoware Computer Solutions LLC-Dubai as a Graphic & Web Designer.
Binoy completed his graduation from Calicut University in India in 2009 and went on to complete a Diploma in Multimedia from Ellora Multimedia- Calicut, India.