Where were you born?
Yerevan, Armenia but I moved to Athens for University and have been here ever since!
Tell me about the travel item in your photo.
I like to keep a record of my travels, stories I want to remember, people I’ve met and notes about destinations.
Can you share a travel story with us?
Sure! At my last job, I worked in a similar role (Customer Experience) and was traveling in Hong Kong for a personal holiday. I was taking a cable car to visit a nearby island. There were many people in the car and I overheard a couple complaining about the service they received from a website they booked some tickets through. Being the curious person that I am, I politely interrupted and asked them which company they had booked through. Turns out, it was the company I worked for! I was able to immediately get on the phone with a colleague, sort out their tickets and offer them a superior customer experience. Needless to say, they were thrilled!
How many countries have you visited?
I’ve been to 25 countries and 25 Greek Islands! (Fun fact: there are 227 inhabited islands so he has a few more to stop by.)
What is one of your passions?
I love pushing my personal comfort limits – skydiving, scuba diving, jumping into a waterfall…any extreme sports. I want to try them all.
What is your favorite part about your job at Welcome?
Travel is a life interest and obsession of mine and I love that I get to work in the travel industry. The startup atmosphere is exciting and assisting guests with a great time in their destination is such a pleasure.
Other interesting facts about George:
- He speaks five languages – Greek, English, Armenian, Russian, German
- He has a personal slogan: Customer Service is not a job, it’s a lifestyle.