Welcome back to our regular ‘Getting to know’ feature. This time, we’ll be interviewing a member of the Amadeus Rail team based in Stockholm, Gustav Manding, Sales and Account Manager for the Nordics. Read on to get to know his view of the rail industry and how his work does contribute to making rail booking easier.
What’s your role at Amadeus Rail?
I work as a Sales and Account Manager located in Stockholm. My main task is to develop Amadeus rail business in the Nordics. And developing the rail business means to reinforce the existing distribution business as well as to work on new sales opportunities for both our distribution channels and our rail IT systems.
How does your role help make rail booking easier?
My role is to facilitate sales of rail tickets for our clients. By assessing current solutions and understanding customers’ needs, Amadeus will be in a good position to enhance its business in the Nordics.
What was the most rewarding moment of working for Amadeus Rail?
On an internal basis, the possibility to work with talented people from different cultures. On an external basis, naturally, to meet my clients and discuss solutions which match their needs.
What excites you about working in the rail industry?
I have worked many years in the rail industry. Initially within the freight sector for a decade and after having spent half a year at Amadeus, I can see that the passenger and freight companies are sharing many of the same problems. What excites me is that this industry can only improve as it is currently behind other industries in terms of intelligent market solutions.
What’s your favourite travel destination?
I have to say, New York. I have been there quite a few times and after every time I always want to go back directly!
If you had the opportunity to go on an all-expense paid holiday where would you go and how would you spend it?
I could go to many places, but if I have to pick one right now I would go for South Africa and divide my time between train rides along the country (on a classical old train for sightseeing), going to Safaris and of course spending some time at the beach.
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