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It had all started two days earlier when my university lecturer said the words, ‘Class dismissed!’ for the last time in my Master’s degree in the South of France. Hooray! I can hear you say, ‘It was then time to celebrate, no?’ Not quite. My final day in Nice consisted of me hastily packing 5 suitcases (Yes, you heard me, 5!), and running around the city at midnight trying to find a friend who could lend me a weighing scale. My journey started bright and early the next morning with me taking only two of those packed suitcases with me to a taxi (One of only two times I had ever dared to take a cab in the eye-wateringly expensive, yet beautiful, region of the Cote d’Azur)
Looking back at this journey nearly two years later, I can safely say that it wasn’t a move from hell, but it was indeed complex and stressful. I am struck by how much easier my life would have been if I had just gone to a travel agent to book my connections. Or better still, if I had had one online platform where I could have stated that I was leaving from a specific place, and which would be open to numerous modes of transport, with smooth connections in between. Booking and then going on an adventure that would eventually bring me me to Spain was stressful, to say the least, but with a little more preparation on my side and support from a multi-modal travel provider I do believe I would have had a far smoother journey. Although I would have one story less to tell at dinner parties!
We asked Amadeus employees to share their travel experiences and thoughts on personalised, connected and sustainable travel. You can check out all their responses in the Summer blogs tag page.