Have you ever thought about the impact your vacation has on the economy? Every time you buy a plane ticket to near or far, you become a driver for change – culturally, socially and economically. Travel experiences remind us of the impact one person out of 1 billion tourists can have in bringing stability and growth to an economy and its society. It’s quite simple: a vacation, in essence, is a travel guide to a better world.
We asked some of our hard-working Amadeus family to share how their recent vacations became a travel guide to healthier communities.
Maria Paez-Garcia, Strategic Business Development Program Manager, white water rafting with friends through the North Carolina high river Gorge. Every time Maria travels, she is part of a movement championing the conservation and sustainable use of marine habitats.
Jessica Labaire, Online Travel Group Marketing Manager pictured here with friends in Croatia, reminds us of the love we can find in exploring the world. Tourism teaches us to appreciate – and love - the world, one place at a time.
Director of Sales & Account Management, Jay Richmond, in Edgartown Harbor, Martha’s Vineyard, MA. He is one person out of 1 billion tourists that can help bring stability and growth to the economy and society.
These children in Namibia received colourful balloons from Nicki Gaynor, our Senior Account Director, GCG. For Nicki, traveling gives her tremendous excitement to explore new countries and cultures. Traveling to remote places allows her to learn about other cultures and regions, while also teaching others about her own cultural heritage.
Strategic Business Development Manager Jim Martin in Cairo, Egypt. Every time Jim travels, he is creating more jobs and building a more sustainable society.
Our Purchasing Specialist, Espi Texeira, in her favorite photo from her trip to Colombia. When Espi travels, she is creating opportunity for development throughout the global community.
Our Director of Corporate Communications, Debbie Iannaci, cooling off in Stockholm, Sweden. Every time Debbie travels, she promotes innovation and inclusive development while celebrating cultural heritage.
David Sikir, Corporate Consultant of Strategy & Planning, at Multnomah Falls during his trip to Oregon this summer. Exploring nature while traveling celebrates ecological diversity, while creating awareness of the region’s environmental issues.
Michael Carter, Global IT account manager, in front of the Berlin wall in Germany. By traveling to historic sites, Michael is supporting tourism’s social, cultural, and economic values, while soaking up the antiquity of the world.
Keith Childs, Manager of Client Relations CDIT, hiking through Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. Keith is reminding us of our own common natural and cultural heritage by traveling through America’s backyard.
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