Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with Club Med’s General Manager for the Pacific, Rachael Harding

Our Midweek Interviews are the digital equivalent to public streaking when it comes to revealing all. And this latest one is no exception.

The challenge for the industry is…

Technology. Personalisation, leading to creating a seamless travel experience will be the key driver of success in our industry more than any other.

The things I like about my job…

The places I go, the people I meet and the amazing product I get to talk about all day.

And the frustrations are …

Changing entrenched perceptions.

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

A journalist.

Favourite airline?

Always schedule dependant

My proudest moment was…

Recently completing my first half marathon.

The naughtiest thing I ever did was…

Pretend to be a celebrity (name withheld) to get VIP entry into a club & free drinks all night… with all my girls of course.

I try to relax by…

Running.

The last time I feared for my life was…

When I realised I was on a flight that had a foiled terrorist attempt.

If I can, I always try to avoid…

Families at the airport screening.

I really wish I had…

Bought property in Bondi in the early 00’s rather than renting.

The best advice I’ve ever received was…

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.

I don’t understand why people…

Don’t have their ATM card ready to go when they have been waiting in the in the line for 10 mins.

My greatest weakness is…

Coffee.

And my greatest strength is…

Determination (fuelled by coffee).

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

Buy a coffee in Perth.

If I was prime minister I would…

Be getting my CV ready.

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

7th Friend and hang at Central perk all day.

I’ve always wanted to travel to…

Necker Island.

My favourite holiday was…

With over 90 countries down, that’s a question I can never answer, however, my recent Club Med Maldives holiday was out of this world.

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