Where are you and where is your next travel destination?
I am in Brisbane and my next travel destination is Ireland.
What do you like most about your job?
I love talking about our travel product and working with the team. Back-Roads Touring provides unique, memorable experiences in magical parts of Europe and it is amazing to talk about it, and all our staff are passionate about what we provide.
What do you always pack in your carry-on luggage?
My iPad, iPhone and chargers in case my luggage doesn’t make it, toothbrush and toothpaste and a comfortable jumper.
What is your most memorable trip?
Antarctica, closely followed by gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
What must-have travel accessories or apps do you recommend for any traveller?
Electrical adaptors, torch, SD card connection for iPad to download photos each day, spare set of reading glasses and the Viatour app.
Your favourite travel quote is…
“Pack your patience.” – Unknown
If you could be someone else for one day who would that be?
Your greatest weakness is…
If you could travel through time – where and what year/era would you chose to visit?
As a travel expert, do you have any travel hacks/tips for our readers?
Get off the beaten track, and if you want to do something – do it, so you don’t get home and say…”I wish I had…”
Hugh Houston is an Australian travel industry stalwart with almost thirty years’ experience with some of the nation’s largest tourism organisations. Currently, Hugh is the Australia and New Zealand Brand Manager of Back-Roads Touring – small group and tailor-made tours experts for UK and Europe. The company specialises in authentic, off the beaten track and local experiences.