Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with MTA’s Georgia Traill

This week, we sat down with MTA – Mobile Travel Agents BDM Georgia Traill, and then abruptly stood up again after realising our office dog had left a pile of mud on the couch. At least, we hope it was mud.

The challenge for the industry is…

Supporting travel agents to stay relevant in the market. We need to support and encourage travel professionals instead of undercutting, so our industry stays strong!

The things I like about my job are…

I love everything about my job, it sounds like a cliche but our amazing MTA members and staff make every day a delight! I love helping people realise their dream of starting their own business.

And the frustrations are…

Clients that don’t appreciate the expertise, hard work and years of dedication needed in our profession.

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

A teacher.

My favourite airline is…

Virgin. I think they strike a great balance between service and price.

My proudest moment was…

The birth of both of my children has to rank pretty high.

The naughtiest thing I ever did was…

I would never do anything naughty ?

I try to relax by…

Reading, bushwalking with my husband and children and spending time on my family’s farm in South Gippsland

The last time I feared for my life was…

Flying on a small plane in the Galapagos Islands, turbulence on a small plane and away from the kids, I was worried…

If I can, I always try to avoid…

Negative people.

I really wish I had…

A better memory…what was I saying?

The best advice I’ve ever received was…

Read every chance you get and do what makes you happy. Advice from my year 12 Literature Teacher, John Snell. Best teacher (and person) I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.

I don’t understand why people…

Feed on negative vibes. Better to be nice and find the good in people.

My greatest weakness is…

My memory! I have systems (lots of them!) to remind myself and when that fails, I have my job share partner and fellow BDM,Clare Kearns to remember for me ?

And my greatest strength is…

I like to see the positives in situations, if at all possible.

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

Pay off my house, pay off my families’ houses and buy a house on the beach for us all to share.

If I was prime minister, I would…

Extra funds for the CFA ☹

If I could be someone else for one day, I would be…

My son, Archer. I’d love to know how his mind works.

I’ve always wanted to travel to…

Africa. I had the chance to do a Crooked Compass study tour to Tanzania a couple of years ago and it really was the most amazing experience. It bumped Africa to the top of my ‘with the family’ travel list!

My favourite holiday was…

A tie (for obvious reasons) between Galapagos Islands with my darling husband (and no children) and California/Arizona/Nevada driving holiday with my family last year.

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