Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with Uniworld’s Julie Sebalj

This week, we interviewed Uniworld’s NSW sales manager while sipping champagne, sailing down the Rhine. Just kidding – we emailed her from our freezing office.

The challenge for the industry is…

Clients booking on-line over using an agent.

The things I like about my job are…

Being able to share my experiences of being in travel over the past 20 years, Meeting new people and the most important part is promoting our brand ‘Uniworld & U River Cruises’.

And the frustrations are …

Never enough time in a day!

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

Working on events in any industry.

My favourite airline is…

Oman Air.

My proudest moment was…

Celebrating my 20th year in travel this year and having the knowledge and experience from the various roles in the industry I have had during this time.

The naughtiest thing I ever did was…

Can’t think of anything!

I try to relax by…

Going for a nice walk thinking about my next holiday.

The last time I feared for my life was…

Can’t think of one!

If I can, I always try to avoid…

Toxic people.

I really wish I had…

A jetski.

The best advice I’ve ever received was…

‘Less is more’.

I don’t understand why people…

Prefer to book online over an agent!

My greatest weakness is…

Chocolate.

And my greatest strength is…

Personality.

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

Invest for the future.

If I was prime minister I would…

Make it compulsory to have annual leave of up to six weeks a year, tax-free.

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger in his early 30s.

I’ve always wanted to travel to…

Croatia.

My favourite holiday was…

A recent trip to London and Paris.

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