Magazine article Management Today

MT Travel

Magazine article Management Today

MT Travel

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Globetrotter Chris Hyman covers 150,000 miles as CEO of Serco, the international services company.

A teetotaller, he finds 'no booze' is the answer in the air.

- How many business miles have you clocked up in how many countries over the past year?

Although Serco operates in over 30 countries, my main travel is in the UK, US, Middle East, India and Australia. Last year, my total miles got close to 150,000.

- Favourite airport?

T5 at Heathrow and Changi in Singapore. I've often used their gym during a stopover or indulged in some retail therapy, either buying some new gadget I don't need or a bestseller I'll never read.

- In flight - booze or no booze?

It's boring, but I don't take alcohol.

I find eating less lets you acclimatise more quickly to a new time zone Lots of water helps with rehydration.

- Do you like trains?

I don't get as many opportunities to travel on them as I'd like. I get a hard time from my colleagues, though, as we have a proud legacy of running great train services: the DLR in London, the Dubai Metro and the Great Southern Railway, Australia.

- Worst-ever travel experience?

Our flight to an overseas destination landed late and we found the airport closed because of an issue over fire-fighting gear. …

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