Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview

Life in the time of COVID-19 with Holland America Line and Seabourn’s Anastasia Kotanidis

The cruise lines’ BDM for Victoria and Tassie learned to slow down and go with the flow when in lockdown. She even mastered making a humble Greek stew.

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Life in the time of COVID-19 with Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Karen Macmillan

HKTB’s regional director claims an air fryer “changed my life” in lockdown. We hear you, Karen!

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Life in the time of COVID-19 with Designer Journeys’ Belinda Ward

Designer Journeys’ head of sales swapped the travel industry for a cellar door during the pandemic, and she loved it so much that she’s kept both jobs!

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Life in the time of COVID-19 with Booking.com’s Melissa Ellison

We managed to book in Booking.com’s local area manager for both a chinwag and a binge session of Netflix’s Mare of Easttown.

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Life in the time of COVID-19 with Cathay Pacific’s Richard Jones

Cathay Pacific’s regional marketing and sales boss has been keeping himself busy restoring an old seat and “attacking” his garden. He’s even contemplating a backyard decking project.

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Life in the time of COVID-19 with Hilton’s Paul Hutton

We covered a lot in our chat with Hilton’s boss for Australasia – even his music tastes. Just don’t play house or rap tunes around him, though.

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Life in the time of COVID-19 with Lizard Island’s Leon Pink

We sat down for a Q&A with Lizard Island’s GM. However, we forgot to ask what his favourite colour is, so we’re just going to assume it’s pink.

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Life in the time of COVID-19 with Carnival Cruise Line’s Mark Richards

We learnt that Carnival Cruise Line’s national sales manager could well end up on the next season of The Block, such is his newfound skill in building fences.

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Life in the time of COVID-19 with Vanuatu Tourism Office’s Paul Pio

What do Mariah Carey, The Real Housewives of Atlanta and spag bol all have in common? They’ve been helping Paul Pio get through the pandemic.

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Life in the time of COVID-19 with Flight Centre’s Darren Wright

FCTG’s global marketing chief has been “exploring the world of mushrooms” recently with his cooking. However, that’s not to suggest they’re of the magic variety.

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Life in the time of COVID-19 with Tauck’s Serisha Ramdhani

Tauck’s local customer service centre supervisor has been whipping out the cast iron pots and cooking up a South African storm over an open fire while in lockdown.

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Life in the time of COVID-19 with G Adventures’ Sean Martin

It turns out G Adventures’ local boss has fallen head over heels for Noosa since the pandemic struck, and who can blame him?

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