Ask An Agent – Q&A With Gala Travels

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This one’s quite simple. We ask 4 Gala Travels agents to answer 10 questions about their travel adventures. Enjoy!

Naeem – Managing Director

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  1. My first time abroad
    1-year old migrating from DAR to YYZ
  1. What’s in my bag
    Passport / Cash / Cred Cards – Everything else can be bought
  1. Favorite destination
    Jamaica
  1. My scariest experience on a trip
    Being offloaded on a fully booked flight and having to wait 36 hours for the next flight – I wouldn’t say “scariest”, but most “stressful”
  1. Travel Hack
    Hang outside any business class lounge for the best free wifi experience
  1. Never have I ever travelled to…
    Australia
  1. A place I really want to travel to
    Bora Bora and the Maldives
  1. Window or Aisle – Why?
    Window – Easier to sleep
  1. Favourite airline – Why?
    Emirates – Largest plane and quite comfortable
  1. Favourite airport – Why?
    Istanbul – It’s always buzzing with people and great shopping

 

Sue – Travel Specialist

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  1. My first time abroad
    Hong Kong
  1. What’s in my bag
    Make Up, Comb, Passport, and Toffees!
  1. Favorite destination
    Europe – Culture/Architecture
  1. My scariest experience on a trip
    Heavy Turbulence
  1. Travel Hack
    Ask if you can pay for an upgrade at check-in. You may get a great deal (or a free one if you’re lucky)
  1. Never have I ever travelled to…
    South America
  1. A place I really want to travel to
    Durban, South Africa
  1. Window or Aisle – Why?
    Aisle – I walk up and down the aisles a lot
  1. Favourite airline – Why?
    Etihad – Service with a smile
  1. Favourite airport – Why?
    Dubai – East meets West

 

Fatemazehra – Travel Specialist 

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  1. My first time abroad
    Mumbai
  1. What’s in my bag
    Phone, Laptop, Sketch Book 
  2. Favorite destination
    New York – Downtown Vibe
  1. My scariest experience on a trip
    crowded train full of strangers!
  1. Travel Hack
    Carry an unlocked phone and grab a local SIM so you’re connected as soon as you arrive
  1. Never have I ever travelled to…
    London
  1. A place I really want to travel to
    London
  1. Window or Aisle – Why?
    Window – Like the view when landing
  1. Favourite airline – Why?
    KLM – Better service and connections than other Euro carriers
  1. Favourite airport – Why?
    Amsterdam (Large airport, fewer crowds)

 

Hasan – Operations & Technology

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  1. My first time abroad
    New York (since I was able to remember)
  1. What’s in my bag
    sweater, a laptop and a pen for filling out pesky landing forms 
  2. Favorite destination
    Tanzania. Amazing food even more amazing scenery!
  1. My scariest experience on a trip
    Having been asked to step aside at a border crossing without being told the reason
  2. Travel Hack
    Order a special meal to get your meal first (and to the washroom first right after your meal!)
  3. Never have I ever travelled to…
    The Far East
  4. A place I really want to travel to
    Japan
  5. Window or Aisle – Why?
    Aisle – Easy access and can stretch a leg once in a while
  1. Favourite airline – Why?
    Jet Airways – So many connecting hubs!
  1. Favourite airport – Why?
    Doha – Great facilities from numerous charging stations and food options to dedicated children’s play areas and massage loungers!


There we have it! If you have any more questions to ask our travel specialists, feel free to reach them on:
 1-866-458-4252

 

Ask An Agent – Q&A With Gala Travels

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