With over 30 years of travel industry experience, Stewart Alvarez serves as Head of Industry Affairs, Americas for Amadeus. In this role, he serves as an extension of Amadeus’ Industry Affairs organization, focusing on advancing global initiatives in all the Americas (Central, North and South), representing Amadeus with local trade associations, advocacy groups, and regulatory bodies.
During his tenure at Amadeus, he left to serve as the vice president of sales and marketing for ICSAT (International Computer Services and Advice for Travel), a world leader in software solutions for the travel industry and an Amadeus partner, which ultimately was acquired by Amadeus. He has played a direct role in airline negotiations supporting the overall distribution and IT strategies, including the ongoing evolution of the GDS commercial model.
Stewart was previously with System One (Amadeus) in a series of advancing positions in customer support, technology, sales and marketing. His career began in the travel industry in 1985, when he first joined Eastern Airlines as a sales agent.
In addition to his role at Amadeus, Stewart serves as a member of the Travel Technology Association Board of Directors. During the past seven years, and until last year, he also served as a member of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.