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What People Say

Tharwat Abouraya Is....

"Tharwat is amazingly creative and highly skilled as a negotiator. He sets very high goals and easily meets those goals. Tharwat is very personable and a joy for all to work with. His presence was my greatest asset as Regional Director at American Express."
- Marvin Marvin Salles, Vice President Travel Services

"I respect and admire Tharwat's leadership skills and innovative thinking. During my 13 years with American Express, I worked with Tharwat and respect his abilty to lead a team, implement stragies and add value to both the internal and external customer. To this day, I seek his advice, value his opinion and trust his judegement."
- Pandora Van Buskirk Vice Pres. Sales and Marketing, Newmans South Pacific Vacations

"Under Tharwat’s leadership during his interim assignment as the Chief Tourism Officer, the entire Tourism team has progressed very well. He has been the source of inspiration. I extend my best wishes for Tharwat’s career, As a senior and experienced Tourism Executive…"

- Ahmed AL Robaish, Group Staffing & Talent Manager - Al Tayyar Travel Group

"Thanks to Tharwat's expertise in the Travel Industry we were able to quickly put an RFP together. He helped throughout the entire process, from writing the RFP to selecting the candidates. Through his insights we were able to create a scorecard that was used to review the candidates and then to select the most qualified provider. We highly recommend Tharwat!…"

- Steven Dulman, CPA, Financial Controller at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP

"a person of energy, intelligence and mature judgment…"

- Richard Moose, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Management

"a real travel pro. He totally revamped the organization in a methodical fashion, and improved our revenue significantly. He knows the players and he knows the game. He'll make whatever organization he goes to better." - Thomas Chestnut, CEO - AAA Western & Central New York

"I have worked with Tharwat for close to 20 years, at both American Express and AAA. He is as fresh and innovative today as the day I met him. He has tremendous credibility on three major fronts:
  • Employees: Tharwat is strong and compassionate and a clear communicator.
  • Customers: Tharwat sets clear service delivery expectations, and motivates his people to meet and exceed them.
  • Vendors: Tharwat is an acknowledged industry leader in negotiations with and partnership with the largest airlines, cruise lines, and tour operators.
He is one of the best relationship builders I have encountered, and he does
this with amazing speed and staying power."

- Rick Zeckendorf - Vice President of Travel, AAA New Jersey club

"…delivers world-class results on the employee survey and grows his sales
at an amazing rate, especially for an established business."

- Donna Ganson, Vice President American Express Consumer Travel Network

"Marketing wizard…Committed to excellence in the business."
- Roger Ballou, President American Express

"Truly a people motivator…instills pride"
- Donna Casey, Manager, American Express retail office

"By all accounts, the American Express client-entertainment event at the Centennial Olympic Games was a huge success. This accomplishment was due, in no small part, to your assistance. I am truly grateful that you unhesitatingly offered your time and energy on our behalf."
- Harvey Golub, Chairman-CEO, American Express