What is travel’s higher purpose? Why do we do it? Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford addressed these questions and more during his thought-provoking and moving speech at Koningsdam’s dedication ceremony in Rotterdam in April. Holland America Line captured the words on video so everyone could hear his thoughts:
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” — Mark Twain, as quoted by Orlando Ashford
Orlando Ashford speaking to dedication attendees on travel’s higher purpose.
“We are many people and many cultures, but we are one world. And I am so proud to be helping Holland America Line contribute in our own small way to creating this one world.” — Orlando Ashford
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