Midweek Interview

Midweek interview with Coral Expeditions’ Jeff Gillies

Coral Expeditions’ commercial director spills the tea on all things cruise, coral and how he wished he invested in Bitcoin. Don’t we all, Jeff. Don’t we all.

The challenge for the industry is…

Working closely with communities and in destinations and environments to ensure that cruise tourism is managed in a sustainable way and low impact manner.

The things I like about my job are…

The passion for the true spirit of adventure from our guests and crew.

And the frustrations are …

Not enough hours in the day.

If I didn’t work, in travel I would be…

Bored.

My favourite airline is….

Virgin have always shown they care for me.

My proudest moment was…

Raising great kids without a doubt.

The naughtiest thing I ever did was…

Eat rum and raisin ice cream….for breakfast.

I try to relax by…

Siestas on the weekend.

The last time I feared for my life was…

Surfing in Indonesia.

If I can, I always try to avoid…

Crowds and traffic.

I really wish I had…

A beach house.

The best advice I’ve ever received was…

When things seem challenging, my wife always reminds me to “Let things develop”.

I don’t understand why people…

Invest in Bitcoin.

My greatest weakness is…

Ice cream.

And my greatest strength is…

Passion.

If I won a $1 million lottery (aside from travelling), I would…

See beach house.

If I was prime minister, I would…

Try to be kind and show strength of conviction.

If I could be someone else for one day I would be a…

Cricket Umpire.

I’ve always wanted to travel to…

Costa Rica for some uncrowded waves and cold cerveza.

My favourite holiday was…

Exploring Sri Lanka with my family.

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