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Train in Europe and Discover the 'Old World'

Team focus - Q3 2014

Few places pack the punch of Europe. From its majestic Alps to its ancient architecture, this ultimate destination keeps on thrilling and surprising with her extraordinary wealth of culture and history. Wherever you turn, you’ll be swept up by the sights, sounds, and tastes of a memorable experience. ITDI features three European IATA Training Centers (ITCs): Geneva, Madrid and Rome.


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

The IATA Training Center in Geneva, located next to the international airport, is truly representative of the city itself, with a team of professionals that hail from around the world: Finland, Poland, Kosovo, Macedonia, France, Switzerland; Argentina, Colombia, Nepal, Philippines, and Australia.


 

Training room

 

Training operations team


The Geneva training center reaches out to all segments in the aviation industry and delivers quality courses throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. When classes take place in Geneva, our qualified staff ensures that participants study in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Our modern facilities feature amazing views of the Jura Mountains on one side and the Alps on the other. On a clear day, course participants are treated to a perfect view of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe.


   
   

Ema, a member of the Geneva Training Center team at one of her favorite summertime spots near the Jet d’Eau.

 

Joanna, a member of the Geneva Training Center team, at her favorite summertime spot, Bellevue, a quaint town near Geneva.

 

Nestor, ITC Manager for Europe and the Middle East at his his favorite summertime spot in Geneva, a little Italian neighborhood called Carouge.


Situated in the French-speaking part of Switzerland along the banks of Lake Geneva, Geneva has a rich history of diversity and tolerance. The city is a cultural center that’s second to none, featuring world-class entertainment, top-rated restaurants and unlimited opportunities for recreation.

Geneva’s most famous monument, the Jet d’eau, is the world’s tallest water fountain and provides a recognizable landmark when exploring the city. Geneva’s ancient Old Town offers a living glimpse of the past while Geneva’s more than thirty museums and art galleries capture the rich and vibrant life of the city. Two of the most popular cultural attractions are the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

For a change of pace, take a cruise on the lake or relax in one of Geneva’s waterfront parks. Be sure to check out Geneva’s famed Rue du Rhone for a Swiss watch or just window shop for some of the world’s biggest luxury brands.

For more information, please call us at +41.22.770.2820 or contact us online.


MADRID, SPAIN

The Madrid Training Center is located in IATA’s offices on Paseo de la Castellana, one of the city’s most important arteries. From here, it takes only ten minutes to get to the historic city center. The training center is easily accessible by underground or taxi from the Madrid Barajas Airport. Hotels, restaurants, and some of the finest shopping areas are conveniently located nearby.


 

The Madrid team

 

Training room


Madrid, the Spanish capital, is a cosmopolitan city and international business center. Whether you’re here for training or pleasure – or both! - you’ll find the city is open and welcoming, with first-class cultural and gastronomic attractions, extensive green spaces and pedestrian-friendly areas to enjoy walking, shopping or sports activities to the fullest.

Known for internationally renowned museums such as the Gran Vía and the Prado Museum with their collections of historical masterpieces, Madrid also boasts smaller locations that are equally interesting. With options that cater to all budgets, you can indulge in the Spanish art of tapas, creative gourmet food, or even a Michelin dining experience.

Madrid is one of the liveliest cities in the world and going out at night is an essential part of the culture. There’s something for everyone: bars, discos, jazz lounges, live music, but especially flamenco. Madrid is the world capital of this most passionate and intense art form.


   
   

Let’s not forget one of the world’s universal passions: football! If you enjoy the game then don’t miss a visit to the Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium, Real Madrid’s home ground, which is located just in front of the IATA training center!

For more information about training in Madrid, please contact our office in Geneva at +41.22.770.2820 or inquire online.


ROME, ITALY

The Rome Training Center opened in 2011 with seven ITDI courses and has grown to 26 courses in 2014. We expect to train around 300 participants from all parts of the world.


 
 

Students n the lounge

 

Training room


The Rome Training Center is centrally located between the Fiumicino International Airport and downtown, close to restaurants, bars and shops. It has two training rooms with Wi-Fi connectivity and a lounge area for participants. We’re located only a one-minute walk from a Rome underground station.

When in Rome… be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open-air museum. You may choose to follow the typical tourist paths or we would be pleased to advise you of some more unique destinations.

With a history dating back to ancient times, Rome is one of the world’s great cities. It has played a starring role in the major upheavals of Western civilization and the results are there for all to see – beautiful statues, stunning ruins, and breathtaking churches.

There’s no better way of getting into the local spirit than by eating and drinking well. Food and wine are central to Roman social life and the hundreds of pizzerias, trattorias and gelaterie that grace the city do as much business catering to locals as to tourists.


   

The team in Rome can guide you to one of the many excellent food and shopping opportunities within walking distance of the center. There are also renowned attractions nearby, such as the Tivoli and “Castelli” area. Not many visitors know that just 20 km from downtown Rome is a beach area that is very popular during the summer.

If you have ever inquired about a course in Rome, you have probably been in touch with our representatives, Alessia or Simona.


 

Alessia Prodon

Alessia joined IATA, Rome in 1991 and is now an Aviation Industry Analyst. Due to her tenure at IATA, she is both experienced in general operations and business aviation projects. Alessia has very good relationships with local clients, colleagues and divisions across IATA and is enthusiastic about her work.

 

Simona Corciulo

Simona joined the IATA family in Nov. 1992. She started in the Cargo department and sixteen years later moved to the BSP department. She contributed to the successful migration of all operations, including IATA's Remittance and Settlement system to the Madrid hub. Simona has a passion for business administration which is reflected not only in her work life, but also in professionalism and her objective is to provide excellent customer service to our participants so that they part with a good memory of the Rome Training Center.


For more information about training in Rome, please start by contacting our office in Geneva at +41.22.770.2820 or inquire online.

Yes, Europe has it all. With so many extraordinary destinations offering superb training and incredible things to see and do, your only problem will be deciding where to go…

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