Guiding Star was established by Gabriel and Delia Khano in 1961, a year after they were married in Bethlehem. Delia, born in the UK and a graduate of Oxford University, met Gabriel in 1959 on her first visit to the Middle East. Gabriel had been working as a guide since 1951 and was a first choice guide for the Billy Graham Association and the clients of the American Colony Hotel. After they were married Gabriel’s mother said: “ East meets West”.
Gabriel and Delia have now handed the running of the company to their children, who continue the ethos of service, attention to detail and, above all, working to understand the kind of experience that each group or traveller to the Holy Land is looking for.
Mark Khano is the General Manager of Guiding Star. He joined the company in 1985 after graduating from Oxford University. Mark oversees the business and financial side of the company.
Mark Garbett is the day to day Operations Manager at Guiding Star. He joined the company in 1990 and is a graduate of Birmingham University and has an MBA from the Kellogg program at the University of Tel Aviv.
We know the Middle East and understand the West. That makes us the perfect choice for your clients