Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with Insight Vacations’ Michelle Jacques

Michelle Jacques reveals all in our latest Midweek Interview, although Travel Weekly insists no “rack of truth” or hot irons were used during the discussion.

The challenge for the industry is…

Not having enough hours in a day! Being on the road for Insight and Luxury Gold means I try to visit as many agencies as I can in a day and more hours would mean I get to visit more of our incredible league of travel agents.

The things I like about my job…

I get to work with an incredible company with inspiring colleagues and travel to amazing places around the world – what’s not to love? The perks that come with the job far outweigh the challenges! But in saying that, I love the challenges too.

And the frustrations are …

Not being able to be in more than one place at one time.

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

A yoga teacher.

Favourite airline?

Qatar.

My proudest moment was…

Being a top consultant when I was an agent, with so many great agents out there I felt pretty special.

The naughtiest thing I ever did was…

Haha, no comment!

I try to relax by…

Meditating.

The last time I feared for my life was…

When I was flying with a dodgy airline.

If I can, I always try to avoid…

Anchovies.

I really wish I had…

A pimped out caravan so I can travel around Australia!

The best advice I’ve ever received was…

If you can’t be good, be good at it.

I don’t understand why people…

Are so negative.

My greatest weakness is…

Working for a travel company! So many places I’d love to visit with Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold.

And my greatest strength is…

My outlook on life, I’m always positive 😊

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

Open a yoga studio or two!

If I was prime minister I would…

Quit, I can’t stand politics.

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

I would love to be Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters. He is such a fun, free spirit with awesome energy and he can play SO many instruments and sing like a boss.

I’ve always wanted to travel to…

Machu Picchu, it would be a dream to visit and experience this ancient wonder on Luxury Gold’s Treasure of the Inca’s itinerary.

My favourite holiday was…

India – the people, sounds and spices are not like anything else in this world.

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