JITOA’s Board of Directors represents some of the local tourism industry’s most experienced, innovative, and influential minds. Through their active support and continuous engagement on numerous committees, our Board of Directors allows us to maximize our impact and realize our ambitious organizational goals.


Our board comprises of seven members, all tour operators, who are elected to serve a two-year term.

Meet our 2021 Board of Directors.


  1. Karma House, represented by Ms. Ghada Najjar – Chairman
  2. Petra Tours, represented by Mr. Awni Kawar – Vice Chairman 
  3. Ashtar Tours, represented by Mr. Mohammad Samih - Board Member
  4. Plaza Tours, represented by Mr. Nabih Riyal – Spokesperson and Board Secretary
  5. Tyche Tours, represented by Ms. Arwa Mahadin – Treasurer
  6. Dakkak Tours, represented by Mr. Ziad Dakkak – Board Member
  7. Pan East International Tourism, represented by Mrs. Yasar Malhas – Board Member