Midweek Interview

Midweek catch-up with Cruise Traveller’s Alex Stragalinos

This week we caught up with the business development manager from Cruise Traveller, Alex Stragalinos who’s done with binging Netflix shows and is itching for a good holiday!

What’s your main goal for this year?

To help our industry’s resilient and strong agents rebuild their businesses by embracing The Small Ship Collective, Cruise Traveller’s small ship initiative.

What’s your favourite thing about working in the travel industry?

My love for travel started when I was very young so talking about the places I love every day as part of my work brings so much joy to my life!

How do you like to spend your free time?

I learnt how to surf last year so I try to get down to the beach as much as possible! I’m not very good though!

Have you managed to do any travelling since restrictions began to ease (domestic or international)?

Besides relocating from NSW up to sunny Queensland, I managed to see a lot of NSW’s mid-north and north coast last year!

What’s your favourite travel company, besides the one you work for?

My first taste of luxury expedition cruising was with PONANT, and they set the bar high! My dream is to sail on Le Commandant Charcot.

If you could invite three famous guests (dead or alive) to a dinner party, who would you choose?

Michael Jackson, Cher, and RuPaul. What a brilliant and outrageous dinner party that would be!

What’s something positive you’ve witnessed or experienced since the global pandemic hit?

The pandemic has shown how resilient our industry is, and the strength we have, to be able to come out on the other side stronger than ever.

What’s your advice for others in the travel industry on coping with the global pandemic?

Take care of YOU! Never underestimate the power of a self-care day. Make sure your mind, body and soul are taken care of. Dogs also help!

What book and/or TV show can you not get enough of lately?

Superstore on Netflix! It is the perfect show to have a good laugh at. I watched all six seasons in a few weeks.

Do you have any travel goals for 2022?

Anywhere! Normally, I have two or three trips booked in advance, so I am really getting itchy feet now!



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