Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview: Intrepid’s Brett Mitchell

Brett told us he’d take us to Antarctica as a thank you for the interview. Sadly we’d turned off the recorder and have no evidence of this exchange.

The challenge for the industry is…

The need to collaborate to ensure we continually drive sustainable and responsible tourism.

The things I like about my job…

The amazing people and their amazing tales!

And the frustrations are …

Not having enough hours in the day.

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

Fishing!

Favourite airline…

“Smile Airways” cracking little Thai Airways sister with amazing service and great choice.

My proudest moment was…

Birth of my two ratbags now aged 5 and 7.

The naughtiest thing I ever did was…

On tour (and of course what happens on tour………stays on tour J).

I try to relax by…

Swimming in the ocean.

The last time I feared for my life was…

When I was mugged in Ethiopia.

If I can, I always try to avoid…

Rotten avocados, Fremantle Dockers, and mass tourism.

I really wish I had…

More hours in the day.

The best advice I’ve ever received was…

From my Dad “Nothing will ever be given to you, son……..You need to work for it.”

I don’t understand why people…

Drive in peak hour.

My greatest weakness is…

Biltong!

And my greatest strength is…

My family

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

In, on or around the ocean

If I was prime minister I would…

Try to stay in government for more than 1 year (we haven’t had a good track record here)

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

Citizen from ancient Egyptian times- this period has always fascinated me.

I’ve always wanted to travel to…

Nepal to experience the amazing culture and embrace the dramatic vistas.

My favourite holiday was…

Syria, Turkey, oh and Namibia

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