FACE-2-FACE: Alice Ager
BDM NSW/ACT Regent Seven Seas Cruises
1. What mo vates you in your career?
Being challenged and learning new skills. I’m competitive, so winning brings pleasure! 2. Most common assump on people make about your job?
The assumptions are usually correct - I am having fun! I love the social aspect of being a bdm & selling something I believe in.
3. What is the key to building great rela onships with travel agents?
Being true to your word and having personal accountability. If I say I am going to do something, you have my word it will be done. 4. Biggest challenge facing the industry?
We seem to have fewer challenges than most but in Sydney it’s obviously infrastructure. I also think the environmental footprint of our industry, as with all industries, will become a greater challenge in the future. 5. My next cruise will be?
The from Sydney cruising over to New Zealand with the family in Jan next year.
Norwegian Jewel 6. Your best fam trip?
I had an incredible time on board Seven Seas Explorer this year with a fun bunch of travel agents and their partners who I now count as true friends that I will know forever. 7. What is your advice for upand-comers?
Be curious and have some fun at work. Do as much as you can to see the big picture. Sales people spend time with marketing, finance, reservations so the bigger perspective on your business, the more engaged you will be. 8. When not at work, how do you spend your me?
We have two sport obsessed boys at home and I am the manager of our cricket team and involved in our local rugby union club. Go the Roos! You will also find me in the kitchen – I love feeding people. 9. Celebrity you’d like to cruise with?
I am not a big fan of celebrity culture, but I can’t overcome my girl crush on Beyonce. 10. Favourite cruise des na on?
Anywhere in Asia where there is great food and shopping!