Nabila Khashoggi is a co-founder of Infolex, a company utilized by both businesses and individual tourists looking for information on travel, entertainment, shopping and hotel reservations throughout the United States. Infolex provided this information through a computerized portals that were located in hotels airports, train stations and other public area for easy access. As a co-founder of Infolex, Nabila Khashoggi helped market the computerized system that was made available all across North America and Europe.

There are very few modern industries that have not been affected in some way by the ever increasing presence and capacity of the Internet. The tourism and travel industry has changed completely in the digital age, experiencing equal triumphs and setbacks. The Internet has made worldwide communication as easy as pressing a button, furthering globalization and fostering a sense of security in those who visit foreign countries.

On the other hand, the ease with which a person can access information, videos, and images of another country can sometimes discourage travel itself. The experience of streaming a live clip of Old Faithful erupting may pale in comparison to witnessing the event in reality, but it may curb one’s desire to plan an expensive and time-consuming trip to Yellowstone National Park.


About Nabila Khashoggi

A veteran businesswoman, philanthropist, mother, and actress, Nabila Khashoggi’s multifaceted career spans three decades and residence on several continents. Working primarily to secure financing for entertainment and industrial projects from her office in New York, Nabila Khashoggi is also about to market a new line of natural cosmetic products. Intending to raise childhood awareness of other cultures, geography, and the environment, she is also writing a children’s comic book series, entitled Spartan and the Green Egg. Nabila Khashoggi received her education in France, Switzerland, and England, later accepting a position as a Vice President of Triad Commercial Corporation and Al-Nasr Trading, companies that her father controlled. Her daily responsibilities involved import-and-export transactions, commodities trading, project development, and the financing of agricultural complexes in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In 1983, Nabila Khashoggi co-founded Infolex, a search engine for travel information developed by software engineers with design and marketing experience whose work anticipated the technology on which today’s travel search engines rely. This cutting-edge solution provided users with speedy access to travel information at airports and hotels throughout Europe and North America. For the next three years, Nabila Khashoggi worked with her brother to establish Mara Intrepids Camp as a Kenyan tourist destination. She also devoted energy to developing and marketing properties in such major markets as London, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. Another one of her ventures during this period involved financing and marketing mobile hospital units and associated medical equipment. With ambitions beyond business, Nabila Khashoggi has pursued training as an actress, performing on stage, in film, and on television. She is a committed supporter of The Children for Peace (ONLUS), an Italian-based nonprofit organization benefitting children in third-world countries. She is the mother of two sons and actively encourages environmental responsibility and organic lifestyle habits.

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