Mamdouh Abdelkader joins AC Group to pep up its Middle Eastern market

AC Group has appointed Mamdouh Abdelkader as Sales and Operations Manager (Middle East and East Mediterranean) as the wholesale tour operator in an effort to grow its presence in the Middle East.

Abdelkader’s appointment marks AC Group’s expansion within the Middle Eastern, North African and Southern European markets, offering experiential-led tours to the region’s travellers. He will be working closely with regional travel agents to create a new range of unique itineraries which meet the interests of Middle Eastern travellers to the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Benelux and North America.

Egyptian-born Abdelkader has worked in the UK as a specialist in bespoke Middle Eastern tours for over 15 years. In his new role he plans to develop AC Group’s presence beyond the GCC into countries such as Egypt, Greece and Turkey.

“This is an exciting opportunity to develop new itineraries specifically for travellers from a region I’m passionate about,” said Abdelkader. “The UK has a lot to offer beyond the typical hotel and transfers, with tailored interests such as horseracing and hunting, Premier League football and local sightseeing able to combine to provide travellers with a truly memorable experience.”

Abdelkader is fluent in Arabic and previously works with companies such as Kuoni, Cox & Kings and Mosaic Holidays. One of Abdelkader’s first tasks will be joining the UKInbound stand at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai (28 April to 1 May 2019).