Shaji Thomas is the Director of Destination Tourism Development for Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and in his remit, he manages B2B relationships, MICE and Market insights. Responsible for initiating strategic alliances with travel trade associations and airlines among other major industry players, Shaji plays a key role in further boosting international visitor numbers to Ras Al Khaimah.
Prior to joining RAK TDA, Shaji was the Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Hyatt Hotels (in Dubai and West India) and prior to that, the Area Director of Sales for IHG Northern Gulf. During these stints, he was responsible for providing support and strategic oversight to all the hotel brands across the functions of Sales, Marketing, Events and Revenue Management.
An Engineering school graduate with multiple Management Development Program certifications, Shaji has been associated with varied sectors and industries in his illustrious career of 23 years.