Andrew D’Amours is the co-founder of Flytrippers.com, Montreal and Toronto's go-to destination for everything related to low-cost travel. He has extensive experience and knowledge of the aviation and travel industry and travels frequently thanks to low-cost flight deals. He has visited 45 out of 50 US states, 8 out of 10 Canadian provinces and aims to one day visit every country in the world (current count: only 15).
He also is the cofounder for the Startup Weekend Trois-Rivieres event promoting entrepreneurship and as such acts as a Techstars Community Leader, and also an ambassador for the Quebec-based crowdfunding platform La Ruche.
Prior to launching Flytrippers, he was a management consultant within KPMG Canada's Strategy Advisory practice for two years and previously a retail management consultant and an organizational efficiency consultant. He also has years of experience in retail management and has obtained a MBA degree from Laval University, Canada's oldest institution of higher learning.
Around two hundred thousand Quebec students were out in the streets of Montreal protesting tuition hikes Thursday. Their claims are unfounded, or at the very least misguided -- but one thing I must concede is how this movement is getting Quebeckers out of their bubble of indifference relating to public affairs.