FACE-2-FACE: James McCul­lagh

Cruise Weekly - - News - BDM Vic/SA/Tas Nor­we­gian Cruise Line.

1. What is your favourite part of the job?

I re­ally en­joy ship in­spec­tions, show­ing off our won­der­ful ships to our travel part­ners ei­ther lo­cally or in­ter­na­tion­ally.

2. What at­tracted you to a ca­reer in the cruise in­dus­try?

Hon­estly it was pushed onto me when I was in whole­sale, how­ever you could see in­stantly cruis­ing was a big part of the travel in­dus­try and I have em­braced ev­ery mo­ment.

3. What is the key to suc­cess in the cruise in­dus­try?

Prod­uct knowl­edge and qual­ity hard­ware and know­ing your mar­ket, but cer­tainly pas­sion is a key com­po­nent.

4. Big­gest chal­lenge fac­ing the in­dus­try?

Lack of suf­fi­cient travel knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence are some of the big­gest chal­lenges for both small and large com­pa­nies.

5. What is your ad­vice for upand-com­ers?

Work in an agency to gain good knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence of the in­dus­try. Travel as much as you can, at­tend net­work­ing and in­dus­try events, and al­ways in­tro­duce your­self.

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