A trip to Happiness - Javier Garcia del Valle

Below you may read the Interview with Javier Garcia del Valle, Chief Executive Officer at Happy Tour Group

February 2016

Please recall the moment in time that you have been the most satisfied both with your work and personal life and why?

Starting with my personal life, I am extremely satisfied so I can’t separate a moment really. I have a wonderful wife and 4 children and every single accomplishment, achievement or barrier that they manage to cross makes me very happy. Seeing them growing healthy in all aspects, makes me feel very successful, seeing them moving from school to college and from college to work, makes me feel even happier and proud. Professionally, I would say that every time we managed, in each of the companies I have worked in, to accomplish our goals, it was always a reason for happiness and celebration. Life is made of small moments of satisfaction in both your private and professional life that, on a daily basis, fulfils us as persons, as a human beings. 

Do you have a role model? If yes, who and why?

 I proudly say that the people who have inspired me the most, the ones who helped me to be HOW I am today are my parents and specifically (because includes also the professionally related part) my father. I have seen him working hard, always being committed, with self-discipline; honest like there is no other, fair like few, devoted to his family as I’m trying to be, friend of his friends, tolerant but straight and definitely firm. Of course I have been influenced by a few other important people and this is something that never ends. Life is a journey that you take and you keep learning until you get off in the last station.

What is your main goal and your biggest challenge for 2016?

Professionally, my current main goal is to develop the newly opened Turkish operation of Happy Tour and to position the company, as in Romania, as a key player in our field of activity, At the same time that is my biggest challenge too, as it is a completely new market for us that comes to complete Romania and Bulgaria.

Share with us the main values which rule your universe

There are many important values that I believe should rule everybody’s universe but, in mine, probably the most important (although not the only ones) are: Accountability, Commitment, Discipline, Efficiency, Enthusiasm, Honesty, Honor, Joy, Justice, Tolerance, Fairness, and Love, just to name a few….

What is the one thing that you want people to know you by?

As a person who lives his values.