THOR Advantage
Travel Agent Talk December 2017
Q & A

DEB JOHNSTON

ACCENT TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL BLOOMINGTON, MN USA

We’ve asked 12 travel agents to give us quick, short responses to the following 15 random and fun questions. See a response in each 2017 issue of THOR Advantage!

TRAVEL AGENT PROFILE:

Name: Deb Johnston

Title: Travel Agent

Travel Agency Name: Accent Travel International

Travel Agency Location: Bloomington, MN USA Number of Years in the Travel

Industry: 21

Specialty: Corporate Travel and Custom as well as Independent Leisure Travel to Europe

In the past year, how many vacations have you taken outside of the country?

I visited the Netherlands late November into early December of last year.

Which celebrity chef would you most like to fix you a meal?

I would love for Jacques Pépin to prepare a meal for me.

What’s the one food you could never bring yourself to eat?

I would not eat anything that is still alive when it goes in your mouth!

Which is your favorite travel app on your mobile phone?

I am a fan of the Google Maps app.

If you could go to any city in the world to experience the history, people and culture, where would you go?

If I could go anywhere, I would choose Zagreb, Croatia.

What lobby feature has been your favorite so far?

I absolutely love the Chihuly Glass Works in the lobby of the Bellagio® Hotel in Las Vegas. It has gorgeous colors.

Have you ever visited a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Yes, I have been to many UNESCO sites including: Bath, England, Chartres Cathedral, France, Mont St. Michel, France, Tower of London, Westminster Palace and Abbey, old city of Edinburgh, Scotland, Istanbul, Turkey, Olympia, Greece, Historic city centers of Florence, Venice, Rome (the Vatican City) and the old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

What is the best travel perk you’ve received from a loyalty program?

The best travel perks I’ve received from a loyalty program are the Unlimited Budget® and Cash-in Club cash cards.

While on vacation, what is the most ‘extreme’ thing that you have done?

Some might not qualify this as ‘extreme’ but I think that traveling by myself was sometimes scary and adventurous.

From the following people, which one would you most want to meet in person: Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey or Bill Gates?

I would like to meet Elon Musk so I could hear his views on how we can combat the human destruction of our planet.

If you could travel back in time, what year would you travel to?

I would like to travel back in time to 1953 so I could be present during Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation – such pomp and circumstance!

Would you rather win an Olympic medal, an Academy Award or the Nobel Peace Prize?

I would rather win an Academy Award.

What one packing tip would you share with clients?

I share with clients that they should pack extra plastic bags in different sizes inside their luggage.

What’s the first thing you do when you get home from a trip?

I play with my two cats while opening the mail.

If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose?

I would shop for free at a Chevy® car dealership!

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