Thushara Liyanarachchi, Director Global Sales – Australia & New Zealand, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris
A well-known name in the industry Sri Lankan born Thushara, after completing Bachelor of Business from University of Newcastle and a Postgraduate Diploma in Banking & Finance from Macquarie University, joined the world famous Taj Group of hotels in Sri Lanka in 1999 as Assistant Sales Manager to look after the Travel Trade for Sri Lanka & Maldives .Since then it has been a roller coaster ride for her with the elite hotel group. Director of Sales & Marketing for Taj Exotica Bentota & Taj Maldives was her next big responsibilities.She moved back to Australia in 2009 as the Regional Director Of sales Australia and New Zealand.
It’s been her constant effort to keep the Taj hospitality flag flying high in the tourism Industry in Australia and New Zealand. She has created many new business relationships in this market Her energies have always been directed towards creating more awareness for India and thereby taking Australia- India hospitality ties to the highest levels and keeping Taj brand of signature hospitality as its nucleus.
Through her career with Taj, she has received many awards in recognition of her outstanding performance- “Outstanding Contribution International GSO” , being the latest bestowed to her in the recently concluded Taj Global Sales Conference in India. While in Sri Lanka, she was felicitated as Best International Director of Sales.
She is a Board Member of AITTC.