MEET THE TEAM

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MOHAMED THASLEEM

Founder & Managing Director

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Mr. Thasleem started his tourism career back in 1997, in the renowned Maldivian Resort group named as Villa Hotels for more than 7 years. He founded Exciting Group of companies in 2008, and has slowly but surely worked to create a strong brand of “Exciting” as it is today. His interests mostly include travelling, meet new people & partners, soccer, movies & exploring. Mr. Thasleem overseas mainly the Maldives operations, due to his vast experience and strong connections in Maldives Hotels/Resorts/Guest Houses/Safari’s, the company has received special rates and conditions in Maldives.

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OLGA MURAVSKAYA

Manager | Business Development 

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Olga comes from Belarus and has a Bachelor in Tourism & Recreation and a Diploma in Hospitality Management. She has worked many years selling the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Olga is passionate about a healthy lifestyle, cooking & baking. Her hobbies and interests include, exploring the world, visiting new places & learning new cultures, sharing my experiences with people.

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AISHATH HANA

Manager | Sales & Marketing

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Hana is from Maldives and is specialized in tourism marketing with an abundance of experience in sales, and implementation of marketing strategies. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Tourism Marketing from the University of Surrey in UK, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Tourism Management, & Travel & Recreation from Taylor’s University in Malaysia. Hana has been in the industry for many years with experience in properties such as Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, and has also worked in the Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation on the government side. She has participated in major international Travel & Tourism events & fairs in different destinations. Hana loves traveling and enjoys experiencing the different cultures around the world. She is also fond of the underwater world and enjoys scuba diving & snorkeling.

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ASSEM ZEIN

Sales Manager | Kazakhstan

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Assem is from Kazakhstan and has been working in the tourism and hospitality field for over 7 years. She prioritizes ensuring that customers are made happy with the quality of service she offers. Her approach to work can be summed up by the phrase “Find a job you like and you won’t have to work a single day in your life” (Confucius), as it is not simply work for her, she is doing what she loves.

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OLGA KHRAMOVA

Destination Expert | CIS

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Olga has been living and working in the Maldives for over 9 years. She has worked at many resorts and knows all the subtleties of the service. Her main passion is the underwater world. In her free time in the Maldives, she goes diving and exploring the reefs. She knows exactly where one can find the best reefs, as well as the best service in the Maldives.

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DARIA PROKHOROVA

Destination Expert | CIS

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Daria is one of our Destination Experts. During her 4 years  in the Maldives, she has gained expertise on almost all aspects of the travel industry, thanks to the multitudes of jobs she’s held in the past, including snorkeling instructor, airport representative, DMC reservations specialist, etc. Furthermore, she has previous experience working at a travel agency in Russia as well. Because of this, she is very well versed with the different aspects of the Tourism Industry. It has certainly given her confidence to resolve even the most complex issues!

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YANA BERSAN

Sales Representative in Ukraine & Europe

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With 11 years of experience in the travel industry, I can call myself truly a B2B hunter. I’m noticeable  among the “noise”. My core activity focuses on increasing brand awareness and supporting the tone of voice. I am an idea’s generator.  Today only having knowledge is not enough to impress the client. Charisma. Values. Emotional Intelligence. Your own vibe. I believe that sales it’s a daily SHOW UP!
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TANIA TARAKANOVA

Marketing Assistant | CIS

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Tania has been touring the world for over eight years and is certain that the Maldives is the ideal vacation destination. She has worked with the Maldives for seven years and has visited dozens of hotels ranging from budget to super-luxury. She is glad to share her knowledge and experience about the Maldives with travel agencies and tourists.

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AISHATH NISHA

Manager | Sales & Reservations

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Nisha is our Maldives Expert at Exciting Travel Holidays. Being a Maldivian her education includes an Advanced Diploma in Air Fares & Ticketing/Advanced level in Office management. She started her career in the airline industry, thereby moving to the hotel and tourism industry. Her work experience in the Maldives tourism and hospitality industry spans over 15 years. Nisha travels to Maldives resorts regularly, and can be classed as a true Maldives expert. Her passions are travelling, music and she has a large following on social media, when she posts of all the new exotic places she visits. She loves playing both badminton and pool and classes herself as an expert! Nisha is a joyous person at all times, and is the office “sweety”, whom everyone loves!

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TREESHA WEERATUNGA

Manager | Reservations

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Treesha is a professional in International Travel & Tourism industry for over 10 years & have had professional experience in both Maldives & Sri Lanka. She has an advanced diploma in Travel & Tourism from the University of Colombo & has represented major International Travel & Tourism events & fairs in different destinations. Having maintained well professional relationships with different exposures & nationalities. Moreover being a personal with interests in industries such Interior Designing as well as Fashion designing while loves listening to classical music & watching movies during leisure times.
She is a simple person who gives the level best whatever the circumstances is.

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SHAKILA PERERA

Destination Expert | Asia & Middle East

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Shakila is one of our Destination Experts that is working with the Middle Eastern and Asian Market. She has been working in the tourism industry for well over 5 years now, first 4 years of which, she worked in her homeland, Sri Lanka. Through this, she has garnered great expertise on the Maldives as a travel destination. Her hobbies include meeting new people, traveling to local resorts and reading.

HIRANTHA WICKRAMA

Finance Manager

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As the Finance Manager of the Company, Hirantha is responsible for the overall financial functions of the Company, which includes management and financial reporting activities.
Hirantha is a Certified Accountant who possess comprehensive experience in senior financial positions with diverse companies including the big four which makes a significant impact and contribution to the organization’s objectives.

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MOHAMED IQBAL

IT Executive 

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Iqbal comes from Sri Lanka, and has a Bachelor of System Engineering and also completed his Masters in Industrial and System Engineering in Singapore. He holds various Microsoft certifications and is also a Microsoft Certified Engineer, and an architect of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). He also conducts online lessons for international students around the world on Microsoft Server Infrastructure, Data Center, AWS, Azure Portal administration, etc. He held various positions in the IT industry for more than 25 years of his service, in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Germany, Estonia, and also Lativia. His hobbies and interests are traveling, ,telecommunications, photography, visiting new people and places to gain knowledge and experience, and also having a passion for learning about new technologies  to meet or beat upcoming challenges in the IT industry.

 

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MIHAD HUSSAIN

Airport Manager

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Born in 03rd May 1986 capital city Male’. Graduated from Majeedhiya school in commerce field. Completed GCE O/L in 2002. Started his job career in tourism field on 23rd September 2003 as an Airport Representative (meet & greet the clients). My motivation is to live closer to nature, make more social connections, I like travelling to see other countries. From my childhood i like sports, such as football, swim, running.

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DARINA BIRASOVA

Guest Relation Officer | Czech & Slovak

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Darina is from Slovakia. Her passion for travelling brought her to Maldives in 2004 where she decided to continue her career in travel industry gaining expertise in different fields within 3 to 5*resort environment. Over the years she developed essential skills to work with different nationalities; especially Slovak/Czech/English/Italian speaking and catering to their specific needs. Darina likes to connect with people and help them enjoy their stay in Maldives.She goes above and beyond to ensure clients are happy, their vacation becomes a dream come true and they leave with lasting memories. In her free time, she enjoys reading, gym, scuba diving and generally anything that includes exploring different places, cultures, and foreign cuisines.

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MOHAMED MUKHUTHAR

Airport Representative | Italian Speaking

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Mohamed Mukhuthar has joined Exciting Travel Holidays on 1st April 2019, he is specializing to handle Italian speaking clients who travels with us, he is well educated and well experienced in Maldivian tourism industry and has worked with well knows Italian Tour operators as well as few well known resorts in the past.

AHMED IBRAHIM

Airport Representative

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Ahmed Ibrahim has joined Exciting Travel Holidays on 01.02.2020, he is well educated and well experienced in Maldivian tourism industry and has worked with well knows Italian Tour operators in the past, he also has worked with few resorts during his early tourism career and has gained vast experience in Maldives tourism industry.