Midweek Interview: Gill Gaspar, Spain & Portugal Travel Connection

Midweek Interview: Gill Gaspar, Spain & Portugal Travel Connection
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The challenge for the industry is… to show the value of our knowledge and be confident to charge for it like every other industry.


The things I like about my job are… the pleasure I get from helping others explore two of the world's most fascinating countries, Spain and Portugal, and most recently, having the opportunity to create a completely new wholesale program, Spain and Portugal Travel Connection.


And the frustrations… time spent away from family.


If I didn't work in travel I would be a… winemaker


Qantas or Virgin?….. I am neither sorry!


My proudest moment was… there have been three – the birth of each of my three daughters.


The naughtiest thing I ever did was… I never did anything naughty; it was my evil twin brother!


I try to relax by… reading.


The last time I feared for my life… while trying to get a drink at a travel industry event during happy hour.


If I can, I always try to avoid… cheap wine.


I really wish I had… a vineyard.


The best advice I've ever received was… happy wife happy life!


I don't understand why… I don't get upgraded just by asking!


My greatest weakness is… my passion.


And my greatest strength… my passion.


If I was prime minister I would… resign.


If I won $1 million on the lottery I would… buy a vineyard.


If I could be someone else for one day I would be… Richard Branson.


I've always wanted to travel to… Antarctica.


My favourite holidays were… Blackcomb / Whistler in BC, Canada for Christmas and New Years Eve, and a glorious week spent in the Pousadas in the Alentejo region, visiting some of Portugals best vineyards.

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