As a geographer and a Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE), Tharwat Abouraya’s knowledge and experience are broad and deep. He has established travel agencies from scratch, designed and led international tours, and directed travel for more than 20 years as Regional Director of American Express and Vice President of Travel AAA Western & Central New York.
Tharwat brings clients the value of 30 years experience in retail/wholesale travel and leisure/commercial travel from small agencies to multinational corporations.
He has excelled at operations, including call-center environments, P&L management, field marketing, front line motivation and business building. In addition, he understands the competitive forces in the industry today, current market trends, as well as today’s changing operating environments.
A skilled negotiator, Tharwat is uniquely capable of identifying and nurturing strategic partnerships. He is sensitive to the cultural nuances of doing business domestically or globally. In particular, Tharwat is able to demonstrate a comprehensive view of issues and assess their long term impact in order to focus on an executable business strategy.