Magazine article Management Today

MT Travel: Globetrotter

Magazine article Management Today

MT Travel: Globetrotter

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Andy Marshall, COO of Costa International, spends half the month travelling. He doesn't drink in the air but enjoys an espresso after touching down.

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

About 90,000 across 12 to 15 countries, which is a normal amount for me.

I probably spend two weeks a month travelling.

- What's your favourite airport?

Heathrow, because of Terminal 5 - it's a fantastic airport. After that, Hong Kong because of the wide range of food and drink outlets.

- In flight - booze or no booze?

Absolutely no booze. I like to be fresh for meetings the following day - and meetings and drinks don't mix. On the other hand, when I return home I'm well known for liking my wine; to celebrate me getting back safely

- Worst ever travel experience?

When the engine blew out on a BA jumbo on the runway in South Africa. I was delayed for 12 hours and had a flight to catch the next day.

- Hot towel or peanuts?

Hot towel, definitely. To wipe away the grime of a busy day.

- Do you trust helicopters?

Yes, in my previous job I often used them in Greenland, Iceland and Norway. I love the thrill of them. …

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