Midweek Interview with Les Cox, Victoria sales manager, Albatross Tours

Midweek Interview with Les Cox, Victoria sales manager, Albatross Tours
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The challenge for the industry is… being brave enough to ascertain exactly what their customers needs are and selling them the right product for those needs and not just what people are told to sell.

The things I like about my job are… the passion and belief in the product by all the staff involved in the group.

And the frustrations… not being allowed to show the benefits of my product to many consultants who would love to learn about us but “sorry, not preferred”.

If I didn’t work in travel I would be a… Oh please let me say lead guitar in either Pink Floyd, Kiss or Black Sabbath!

Qantas or Virgin?… having flown both lately have to say Virgin at this time.

My proudest moment was… cycling from London to Brighton with the Vintage Car rally for a cancer charity – yes, it was a while ago…

The naughtiest thing I ever did was… the good stuff cannot be printed.

I try to relax by… walking the dogs and listening to some great music.

The last time I feared for my life… was on an airline – whose name I shall not reveal – when the door was closed using a broom handle.

If I can, I always try to avoid… stepping in doggie doo as I walk mine through the park.

I really wish I had… the talent to play great guitar.

The best advice I’ve ever received was… treat people as you want to be treated.

I don’t understand why… many people do not do what I said in the previous question.

My greatest weakness is… a good Shiraz.

And my greatest strength… being able not to always open that 2nd bottle of Shiraz

If I was prime minister I would… fire the public service, state governments and local councils and start again.

If I won $1 million on the lottery I would… buy a Jensen Interceptor and then work out what to do with the rest.

If I could be someone else for one day I would be… David Beckham playing for England or Harry Kewell playing for Australia.

I’ve always wanted to travel to… Slovenia  – not sure why but everytime I read about the place it sounds magic.

My favourite holiday was… A week in Venice. The back streets are awesome.

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