We chat with Jason Dudson, Team Leader Reservations at Chimu Adventures.
The challenge for the industry is… Online booking search engines giving customers cheaper prices without the security of a travel agent if things go pear shaped for them.
The things I like about my job… Diversity and range of Product I am able to obtain through my South American suppliers. We can virtually get them to do anything no matter how big or small the request. We are lucky in the fact that Chimu has offices in Argentina , Brazil and Peru within South America.
And the frustrations are … Time difference working with countries within South America
If I didn’t work in travel I would be… Possibly an Ambulance officer ?
Favourite airline? Air New Zealand
My proudest moment was… Watching the birth of my son , nothing can take that moment away
I try to relax by… Travelling as often as possible to bucket list destinations, ticking them off my ever growing list
The last time I feared for my life was… Cannot say this has ever happened , I have always been fortunate in life and try to avoid these situations.
If I can, I always try to avoid… negative energy and people
I really wish I had… an endless travel budget and time
The best advice I’ve ever received was… be good or good at it
I don’t understand why people… put other people down , we are all different and unique
My greatest weakness is… ice cream or chocolate
And my greatest strength is… patience and understanding
If I won a $1 million lottery (aside from travelling), I would… set up my own business , what that is exactly is to be decided when I get the money !
If I was prime minister I would… Provide for the homeless in this country a little better
If I could be someone else for one day I would be a… rockstar !
I’ve always wanted to travel to… India , although it is close and I should have been by now I haven’t. it is next on my list and I hope to get there soon
My favourite holiday was… Following Pearl Jam around Brazil on the 2016 South American tour.