Where are you now and where is your next travel destination?
I am the Managing Director of Spencer Group of Companies which is a travel company with four locations in Sydney. My next travel destination is to Qualia in Hamilton Island – a real getaway.
What do you like most about your job?
Everything. I love owning a business and being an entrepreneur – being a maker of my own destiny.
What do you always pack in your carry-on luggage?
My Kindle – I love to read on planes. I don’t watch the movies.
What is your most memorable trip?
So many to remember but taking the kids to Santa’s Village in Lapland was pretty amazing and sleeping in an igloo.
What must-have travel accessories or apps do you recommend for any traveller?
Trip Case App is great for managing your travel and Uber for getting taxis in most major cities of the world.
Your favourite travel quote is… The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page — St. Augustine.
If you could be someone else for one day who would that be?
I know it sounds like a cliché but I would love to be George Clooney’s fiancé.
Your greatest weakness is…being a perfectionist.
If you could travel through time – where and what year/era would you chose to visit?
I would love to go to England in the era of Downton Abbey.
As a travel expert, do you have any travel hacks/tips for our readers?
To always plan ahead – join airlines’ frequent flyer programmes to earn points and don’t do anything overseas that you wouldn’t do at home, and always use a travel agent.
Penny Spencer is the Managing Director of the multi-award winning Spencer Group of Companies, including Spencer Travel, the only Australian Travel agency credited to sell Richard Branson’s Space travel.