AmadeusFans is a non-profit association founded by Amadeus Egypt staff with the objective of developing graduate skills to meet the required knowledge and experience then referring them as candidates for job vacancies to travel agencies and airlines in Egypt. The training programme offered to these young jobseekers serves to bridge the gap between their learning experience and labour market requirements.
"... In July 2011 AmadeusFans was registered with the number 8200 with the Ministry of Social Solidarity. Our goal is to develop the skills of graduates and job seekers in order to help them find good jobs in the travel and tourism industry. AmadeusFans aims to give 100 Egyptian university graduates each year a full training scholarship. We started our first batch of training in March 2012. Since then, 24 students have completed their scholarship which included training in customer service, selected components of global travel distribution and airline basics. AmadeusFans also offers subsidised training to improve the skills of local travel agents."
Building on this success, in 2012, Amadeus in Egypt extended agreements with the Aga Khan Foundation non-profit, Om Habiba and the Egyptian Travel Agents Association to provide training licences for certified training in global travel distribution, in 8 different governorates - Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura, Aswan, Luxor, Zagzig, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurgada. Computers will also be donated in the 2-year collaboration. The goal is to support the travel agencies in each location through skills capacitation.
Among sponsors of AmadeusFans are local travel industry players Carlson Wagonlit, Thomas Cook, East West, Red Sea Tours, Astra Travel, Excel and Blue Sky.