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.
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.
Muborak was born in Namangan. She has studied Italian Language at Roman-German Languages School, Uzbek State University of World languages. During her masters studies, as an exchange student she went to Perujia University in Italy where she started to speak Italian in an expert level. For many years she was guiding guests from Italy along their journey in Uzbekistan. She is the mother of two lovely kids. Nowadays, she works at CATS as a Destination Consultant where she manages tours. She can speak fluently in Uzbek, Russian, English and Italian.
Ulugbek was born in Eskishahar (Old Part) of Tashkent. He studied his bachelor and master degrees in Management Science at Tashkent Institute of Design, Construction & Maintenance of Automotive Roads. After graduation, he was immediately accepted to work in “Mega Trade Building” construction company. His management skills were highly estimated by other organizations. Therefore, he proceeded his career at “Asia Alliancebank” as the Manager of Customers Department. Currently, he is working in sales department of CATS. He likes playing football. He is the father of two beautiful kids. He speaks fluently in Russian and English.
Svetlana was born in one of the holy steps of Uzbekistan, Zangiota. She studied at Tashkent Institute of Railway Transport Engineers to obtain bachelor’s degree in Accounting studies. She worked as an accountant in Uzbekistan Railways Company and participated in the biggest project of the company which was building railroad between two regions of the country connecting many people and developing the transportation of goods. Her favourite activity is sewing and knitting of different clothes such as jackets and holiday socks. She has been working at CATS as the Cheaf Accountant since 2017. She speaks Uzbek, Russian, English and French.
Lemara was born in Yangiyul. After acquiring her college education at Law Faculty, started to work in fabrics manufacturing company where she worked for 10 years. She has been working as an assistant of Cheaf Accountant since 2017. Lemara is of of the most active members of CATS Team. She has excellent communication and problem solving skills. She likes travelling and enjoys reading books about culture in her free time. She speaks Uzbek, English and Russian.
Born in Urtachirchiq, Tashkent Region, Oksana studied Accounting at college and continued the same field in her further studies. She participated in several competitions in republic level and was rewarded with Best Accountant Award in 2010. Her outstanding achievements lead to become a professional accountant and start her career in this area. Her first work experience was in “Munavvar Fayz” Co, Ltd. She is interested in plants and flowers. There are already more than 100 species of different flowers in her personal garden which shapes a beautiful landscape. She began to work at CATS in 2019 as an accountant. She can speak in Russian, Uzbek and English.
The most experienced member of CATS team. He has been working in the company since 2000. Bahodir has professional degree from Trade and Culinary School in Tashkent. He has competed in several cooks competetions to prepare delicious Uzbek Plov. His career mostly involves working in National and Turkish restaurants where he earned the Chef title. He is very happy family man. The father of 8 children and grandfather of 16 grandchildren. He learns about cuisines of Asian countries in his free time.
Barno was born in Tashkent. At first stage of her career, she worked as a junior teacher at kindergarten. Later on she was accepted to the School of High Education, Jizzakh State University. After graduating Barno started to teach Russian in primary school. After 5 years of work, she was called to Tashkent City Tax Inspection to work in Human Resource Department where she successfully worked for 10 years. Then she worked for 6 years as the Head of Laboratory in Military Department of State Tax Academy before joining CATS in 2010. Because of her rich experience, she was appointed as Event Manager of the company. Her impeccable organizational skills helped to improve our service quality.
Shuhrat was born in historical Shaykhontokhur District of Tashkent. From young age, he was involved in trade of machinery goods. Later he started his career at tourism industry as a driver. He is very hardworking and versatile when it comes to the work. Shuhrat, being an able driver, is very polite with guests, trying to please them all the time. Throughout his working period, he carried guests in cars, minivans and buses from Tashkent to the most remote destinations in Uzbekistan. Finally, he joined CATS in 2008. From that time he has been dealing with transportation affairs in the company. He is the father of 3 wonderful children and they are coolness of his eyes. He can communicate in Uzbek, Russian and English.
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.
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.
Suhrob was born in Samarkand. He graduated from the Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages with a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of English & his second language was Italian. After having special education in Tourism field 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 2006 and our Italian tourists adore him.