Keeping the family tree for the past 1400 years which showed that each his generation migrates to a new place for business and religious preaching . He was born near Lahore, the most historical city of sub-continent, had studied medicine but changed his profession and joined travel and tourism industry in 1980. After serving in National Airline for a few years, he joined Travel Waljis, the pioneer of tourism industry. In 1993, came to Uzbekistan and established the first private professional tour company. The founder has a vast experience in tourism industry and had traveled to many countries for marketing and participated in numerous international tourism exhibitions. Under his professional management, CATS is one of the leading tour operators of the country.
Marina Bliznyukova has been part of CATS Ltd (Central Asian Tourism Service) team for nearly 19 years. Having started from a travel agent she fell in love with travel industry and grown into Director Sales and the shareholder of the company. She has a vast experience in tourism and widely traveled around the world. Besides the business negotiations and marketing tours she had attended various international Tourism and Trade fares. She has successfully conducted, negotiated and signed contracts with a big number of tour Operators in many countries. Her favorite city in Uzbekistan is Bukhara, full with historic monuments dating to different periods, lovely tea houses, inviting trade domes, nice private hotels and very friendly, welcoming people.
Golib was born in Yangiyul near Tashkent. He was educated at the Foreign Languages Faculty, Lyceum “Halkobod” followed by the University of World Languages where he obtained a Bachelors’ degree from the Business Management Faculty. He has since studied additional courses in computing, management, guiding, business psychology and international relations. He started his career as an English teacher in Tashkent before joining the CATS. Over the last 13 years Golib has worked as a guide, as well as in various management positions. He has attended various tourism fairs in other countries and has experienced in all aspects of travel Organization, coordination and management in Uzbekistan. Golib is fluent in Russian and English alongside his native Uzbek.
Hayrullo born in Kokand, one of the main cities in Ferghana valley. After graduating from Kokand Teacher’s Institute (English language specialist), he joined CATS in 2007. He has represented the company as exhibitor in ITB Berlin. At present, he is working as senior sales manager and responsible for the correspondence with foreign tour operators. He is fluent in Russian, Turkish and English. He is interested in learning foreign languages and now learning Italian in free time whenever he has.
Gulya is a Kazakh national, born in Tashkent. Gulya studied in the Faculty of English at the Uzbek State University of World Languages where she gained a Bachelors’ Degree. Since graduating she has worked for CATS performing a variety of roles, including most recently as a Tourism Manager. Gulya is fluent in Uzbek and Russian and has good English skills. She is married, adores her small lovely son; her passion outside of work is music.
Gulya is an Uzbek national, born in Samarkand. After graduating from the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Samarkand State University he became an English speaking guide. Gulya has spent 35 years devoted to supporting tourism in Uzbekistan: as a guide, as a tour Operator and working overseas generating interest in visiting the country. She has honor to be guide of Russian President Mr. Putin while his visit to Bukhara & Hillary Clinton in October of 2011. She speaks Uzbek, English, Persian and Russian.
Bobur is an Uzbek national, based in Tashkent. Bobur has worked as an English speaking tour guide organizing and leading tourist groups across Uzbekistan since 2001. Prior to his work as a tour guide, He was a teacher of English at both the Uzbek State World Languages University and the Fine Arts Lyceum. Bobur speaks Uzbek, English, Russian and Turkish. His hobbies include cooking, studying history and science and practicing Taekwondo.
Tahir is born in small village near historical town of Khiva in Khorezm province. After school education he moved to Tashkent to attend the Uzbekistan State World Languages University at the age of 18. During his education Tahir was called for military service. After graduating Tahir worked at the University as a teacher. He started his career as a tour guide in 1996. Tahir is fluent in Uzbek, English and Russian. He is married with three sons. His wife, Nasiba, works as a French speaking tour guide and his eldest son also works as a tour guide. Three family members always share their experience.
Kamal is a young, smart and polite man, born in Tashkent. He graduated from the Uzbek State World Languages University with a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of English. After a specific course in Uzbek Tourism, Kamal graduated in 2003 and has worked as a tour guide and interpreter for the past 11 years. Kamal is fluent in Uzbek, English and Russian. He enjoys reading, trekking and photography.
Bohodir was born in Bukhara. He graduated from the Bukhara State University with a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of English & his second language was Italian. After having special education in Tourism College he was so keen in learning Italian that now his Italian is much better than native Uzbek language. He has been working as a guide since 2008 and our Italian tourists adore him.