After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Engineering from the University of Razi in Kermanshah, Iran, he decided to follow his passion and joined travel and tourism industry. To earn necessary knowledge and skills he took more than 14 different courses operated by various industry leaders such as Homa, Iran Air, Amadeus Iran, and Qatar Airway.
His desire to experience new cultures and learn the history of other countries drove him to travel and explore more than 20 Countries (and counting).
He founded Apadana Travel Corp in North Vancouver, Canada with the purpose of providing first class travel service to the community. His warm personality along with his expertise in the travel and tourism industry made him one of the most successful travel business managers in Vancouver, Canada.
Personal Travel Tip: Always pack your passport first before anything else.
Keivan was born and raised in a family of travel industry pioneers. His father was one of the innovators in the tourism industry and one of the first one to introduce the land of Persia to the international world of travellers.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in Accounting, he started to work in a family operated travel agency in Isfahan. It was a natural progression for him to become a travel agent, a job which gives him great enjoyment. To stay knowledgeable as a travel expert, he frequently attends professional courses designed and taught by various airlines.
He founded Apadana Travel Corp in North Vancouver, Canada with the purpose of providing first class travel service to the community.
Has been to many exciting destinations, 19 countries and counting.
Personal Travel Tip: Plan on arriving to check-in 2 hours before the flight’s departure time. Leave some extra time for the unexpected.
Shadi studied Social Science Planning, and obtained bachelor’s degree from Azad University Tehran, Iran. She decided to follow her dreams and enter to Travel industry. To gain necessary skills she obtained Tourism Management Certificate from A.Tabatabaei Institute in Iran.
She said “Travel is my passion, so I made it my career”
She worked in a travel agency for 6 years where she earned extensive experience in different areas. In 2005 she joined Qatar Airways, a five-star airline, where she broadens her knowledge and experience in ticketing and Aviation industry and worked as a reservation & ticketing supervisor for 12 years.
She is always looking for opportunities to go somewhere new and experience different styles of travel. She visited most of Europe, Asia, Australia and America and she truly believes “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”
Personal Travel Tip: Plan everything in advance
Amanda is graduated in Arts (degree in Portuguese/English languages and literatures). She has been working as a private English teacher since 2007 but she gathered her travel passion as her main occupation with seven years of travel and tourism experience. She worked at LATAM Brazilian Airlines from 2008 to 2015, starting as a lost luggage agent at GRU International Airport (from 2008 to 2010) and working as a senior Special Services analyst at the Airports Board Headquarters in Sao Paulo, attending customers travelling in First and Business Classes, VIP and CIP. She also worked as a Special Services coordinator during 2014 World Cup in Brazil, leading fifteen analysts and managing all workflow from 12 airports in the USA, Europe and South America.
Passionate about travelling, she has been to 12 countries in North and South America, Europe and Africa. Her favorite destination for relaxing is Palma de Mallorca, Spain, because there are many beaches and leisure options and they mostly speak Spanish and German there, so she can practice those languages she learnt some years ago.
Personal Travel Tip: avoid buying black luggage, get different colors so it is easier to identify them on arrivals. And don’t forget to put your luggage tag with all your information (Name, address, phone number, e-mail address).