Magazine article Management Today

MT Travel: Globetrotter

Magazine article Management Today

MT Travel: Globetrotter

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Tamara Heber-Percy, co-founder of Mr & Mrs Smith, likes rafting down the Zambesi rapids.

Where do you travel?

I scour the world for boutique hotels that we can recommend to our members. When I started Mr & Mrs Smith with my husband 10 years ago, we travelled all the time. Now we have teams in Melbourne, Hong Kong and New York to help. But I still go away once a month, visiting hotels across Europe, America and Australia.

Describe a typical trip.

There isn't one, really. We recommend hotels for families as well as boutiques, so I often travel with my two children, who are five and three. I recently visited a new hotel in Tuscany, where the kids learned how to make pizza. I go to Melbourne once or twice a year, usually for a month at a time, so that we can make a trip to Sydney and Singapore at the same time.

How do you travel?

I travel economy around Europe. I won't go business class unless it's a really long flight and I have an important meeting soon after landing My kids are quite tech-savvy. They choose new games and videos to load up onto their iPads before we set off. That seems to keep them quiet on a long trip - most of the time.

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