EXECUTIVE TEAM

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TCA HOTELS & RESORTS

AHMED SOLIMAN

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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.

SHAHANAS PAKRUDEEN

SENIOR SALES MANAGER

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.

MOHAMED SABER

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER AND GOVERNMENT GURU

Mohamed Saber has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and has spent the last 16 years in the Middle East and GCC, working with many prominent hotels chains across the Sales & Marketing function, including Grand Hyatt, Kempinski and Starwood. His career started in Cairo, then moved to Doha, then Dubai where he now heads our relationships with the government sector and VIP clients.

MOHAMED EL GANZOURY

COUNTRY MANAGER KSA

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.

BINOY BABU

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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.

As one of our longest standing team members, Binoy Babu has seen the brand grow over the years, and has been instrumental in crafting the new brands that have joined the TCA portfolio. With over 10 years’ experience, Binoy spans the disciplines of traditional and digital design, as well as broadcast production.