Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview: Booking.com’s Luke Wilson

TW interrupted Booking.com Area Manager Australia Luke Wilson’s lunch break for this interview. Luckily our questions were juicy and delicious.

The challenge for the industry is…

The challenge for the travel industry is to constantly stay ahead of the curve.

There’s always going to be something new happening, so it’s important that we don’t get complacent and that we evolve with the changes happening with technology and consumers alike.

The things I like about my job…

When it comes to the things I like about my job, the list is endless. I work for a dynamic, diverse and open company who empowers its employees to experience the world.

I have the opportunity to travel to incredible places, meet interesting people and see new technologies being unfolded every day to deliver a better experience for our customers.

And the frustrations are …

And the frustrations are similar to a lot of others I’m sure, not having enough hours in the day!

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

If I didn’t work in travel I would be travelling around the world on a superyacht.

Favourite airline?

Singapore Airlines.

My proudest moment was…

My proudest moment was when my twin daughters were born.

The naughtiest thing I ever did was…

The naughtiest thing I ever did was something that I can’t share, sorry!

I try to relax by…

I try to relax by Surfing, BBQ’s and spending time with family and friends.

The last time I feared for my life was…

The last time I feared for my life was when I was surfing at my local beach and a 3.5 metre shark swam right in front of me.

If I can, I always try to avoid…

If I can, I always try to avoid unhealthy food and negative people.

I really wish I had…

I really wish I had learnt the guitar when I was younger.

The best advice I’ve ever received was…

The best advice I’ve ever received was, take life day by day and be grateful for the little things. Don’t get stressed on what you can’t control

I don’t understand why people…

I don’t understand why people are unable to walk in a straight line when walking along the footpath.

My greatest weakness is…

My greatest weakness is staying away from the perfect hamburger.

And my greatest strength is…

And my greatest strength is being able to adapt quickly to an ever-changing industry.

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

If I won a $1 million lottery (aside from travelling), I would buy my daughters an investment property, and myself a wakeboarding boat.

I’ve always wanted to travel to…

I’ve always wanted to travel to the Mentawai Islands.

My favourite holiday was…

My favourite holiday was when I travelled to The Maldives. It is such an incredible place!



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