We chat with Julie Pratt, State Sales Manager VIC at AAT Kings.
The challenge for the industry is… The world is an ever changing place and things can change rapidly-you just have to be ready for the unexpected.
The things I like about my job…Talking to my agents about a destination that I love. As well as, listening to the radioand singing at the top of my voice with my team.
And the frustrations are … Losing radio reception on regional runs.
If I didn’t work in travel I would be… A thermomix demonstrator. Ive joined the cult of thermomixes.
Favourite airline? Any airline that gets me where I want to go
My proudest moment was… Giving birth to my 2 boys. – Lucas 4 years, Thomas 2 years.
The naughtiest thing I ever did was… Now that would be telling…
I try to relax by… Going on holidays, drinking cocktails and getting massages. Doesn’t have to be in that order.
The last time I feared for my life was… on a recent flight from Albury to Sydney where we encountered severe turbulence. I was on a small plane and felt every bump. I was worried we weren’t going to make it. Having seen “Sully” recently at the cinema I had confidence that if we did land on the water that we would be ok.
If I can, I always try to avoid… Hook turns. I hate them with a passion.
I really wish I had… More time to explore the world.
The best advice I’ve ever received was… Not everyone is the same. People are different. The world would be a boring place if everyone was the same.
I don’t understand why people… Don’t have a passport.
My greatest weakness is… Cheap flights. I can always find time for a quick getaway.
And my greatest strength is… Being assertive. My father always told me I should’ve been a lawyer.
If I won a $1 million lottery (aside from travelling), I would… Buy an expensive house, a nice car, have more kids.
If I was prime minister I would… Legalise Gay marriage.
If I could be someone else for one day I would be a… Pilot. I love planes and I am fascinated by how they operate.
I’ve always wanted to travel to… Alaska.
My favourite holiday was… When I spent 6 weeks travelling through Italy with my husband (PC – Pre children)