Dean Forbes, CEO of KDS, to feature in Twitter Q&A session for the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership community on March 22nd, 2-3 pm GMT

Mar 15, 2016

Dean ForbesDean Forbes has pledged that KDS will make a donation to the GTTP for every question tweeted

March 15, 2016 – The Global and Travel Tourism Partnership (GTTP) announced it will be hosting a Twitter Q & A session with Dean Forbes, the CEO of its Industry Partner, KDS, on March 22nd from 2-3 pm GMT.

Throughout the live interview, Dean will offer tips for developing a career in the travel and tourism industry as well as provide his thoughts on the fast-growing sharing economy sector.  Anyone can participate by tweeting their question using the hashtag #AskGTTP.

Dean has pledged that KDS will make a donation to the GTTP for every question tweeted for the session. 

The event is part of the GTTP 20th Anniversary celebrations being held throughout the year.

How to participate:

  1. Connect to your Twitter account – either before or during the event
  2. Write your question to Dean including the hashtag #AskGTTP – maximum of 140 characters
  3. Follow @GlobalTourismEd (https://twitter.com/GlobalTourismEd) and @DeanForbesKDS (https://twitter.com/DeanForbesKDS)

KDS is global provider of corporate travel and expense management software solutions. As CEO Dean is responsible for KDS’ Strategy and Operations. Having originally joined KDS as EVP for Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Dean transformed the KDS offering by leading the development of new products, the KDS partner programme and a number of marketing initiatives which lead to record breaking performance in 2010.

Speaking about the GTTP’s 20th Anniversary, Dean said: “Contributing to the mission of the GTTP is very close to my and everyone’s heart at KDS. I hope that my participation in the alliance brings the students as much as they have already given me during our numerous exchanges. The GTTP has done an incredible job over the last 20 years to expose travel, tourism and hospitality students to important trends in the industry. I want KDS to be able to provide the up-coming generations with an outlook on their industry that will make them even better prepared for what’s ahead of them.”

About GTTP

The Global Travel and Tourism Partnership is an industry philanthropic initiative to foster future talent and tackle the global skills shortage. The GTTP educates secondary school students about careers in Travel & Tourism at a time when they are making career and education choices. More than 2 million students have participated in GTTP activities. Its Passport to the World curriculum is used in 13 countries in Europe, Africa, East Asia, and North and South America. It serves some 450,000 students in more than 5,600 schools.

For more about GTTP visit the GTTP Facebook page.  The GTTP blog and graduate profile page on the GTTP website showcase stories of former pupils who are pursuing successful careers in Travel & Tourism as a direct result of their GTTP education and experiences.

The GTTP YouTube channel features short talks from GTTP global industry partners on career opportunities in travel and tourism.

About KDS

KDS (kds.com) is a global provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions and industry leader in complete door-to-door trip booking. The company’s cloud-based technology addresses T&E requirements such as T&E policy enforcement and adoption, online travel booking and automated expense processing and invoice reconciliation. KDS offers extensive connectivity to travel content (air, car, rail, hotel) and financial services providers, ensuring optimized availability and pricing.

KDS creates software that users love and believes that user experience is key to delivering cost savings, productivity gains and control over T&E spend.