Matt Taylor is the General Manager, Marketing for Choice Hotels Australasia and is integral in leading the strategic marketing direction for the business across Australasia.
Where are you and where is your next travel destination?
Living in Melbourne at the moment. I would love for my next adventure to be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.
What do you like most about your job?
My job is fantastic because I work with an amazing team whose aim is to inspire people to travel more.
What do you always pack in your carry-on luggage?
Portable mobile phone charger.
What is your most memorable trip?
An around the world trip that I did with my wife back in 2007. 25 days, 3 continents, 12 cities…Amazing.
What must-have travel products, accessories or apps do you recommend for any traveller?
Tripcase App, Skype/Facetime, Choice Hotels App.
Your favourite travel quote is…
“Your journey begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
If you could be someone else for one day who would that be?
Richard Branson or Roger Federer.
Your greatest weakness is…
Trying to accomplish too many things at once. I can be guilty of this at work and when I am travelling.
If you could travel through time – where and what year/era would you chose to visit?
I would go back to when the pyramids were built. Having been to Egypt a few years ago, I find them the most amazing architecture ever. I really have no idea how they could have been built and would love to find out.
As a travel expert, what are your travel hacks/tips for our readers?
Learn a few phrases in the local language.
Matt Taylor is the General Manager, Marketing for Choice Hotels Australasia. Taylor has been integral in leading the strategic marketing direction for the business across Australasia, and as a result of his management and marketing initiatives, Choice Hotels has experienced significant increases in brand awareness, consumer engagement and bottom line growth.