Meet George N

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Meet George N, our travel addicted, extreme-experience-seeking Customer Experience Director. When he’s working, he’s making sure our travelers have the best experience but when he's on his own time, he never stays in one place for long! 

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.