Staff Spotlight: Poppy Robinson

Group Leader


Poppy works as part of an amazing team at INTRO Travel where she is a group leader!

She's there to ensure everyone has an amazing time whilst exploring Australia and always has a smile on her face.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favourite travel memory would have to be going to Fraser Island and visiting some incredible sights, from swimming in Lake Mckenzie to bobbing down Eli Creek. The fact that there was light pollution was simply the icing on top of the cake; getting to see the milky way was dreamy, to say the least!

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Hmm... I think I've learnt a lot about people's cultures and how much you can learn from the people in your groups. This job has made me appreciate my surroundings so much more and how exciting it is to see people living their best lives. I've learnt how incredibly rewarding it is to make sure people have an amazing time travelling.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

I had a few girls off one of my groups go off and travel up the east coast for a month and a half before venturing off to New Zealand and then Asia and they had so many incredible stories, from swimming with beautiful manta rays to submerging themselves in freshwater lakes and getting to experience something new every single day.

It was amazing getting to hear how they felt like they had become the ultimate backpacker and had the chance to experience so much.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

Ooh, that's a hard one! I think I would have to say our Japan Experience because it encompasses so much! You go from being 100 years in the future to 1000 years in the past bringing in the beauty of both.

I think it's a really cool experience to go and see some of their neon cities one day and then venture off into Mount Fuji the next whilst trying some unique cuisine and getting to truly experience their culture and how different it is to my own. I also really want to have a go at wielding a Samurai sword, haha!

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I think a lot of things make INTRO unique but #SmallChange has to be what makes me the proudest.

It is a initiative we created to encourage responsible travel, meaning no single-use plastic, not leaving your rubbish on the beach, respecting the animals that we get the chance to see and not hurting them, supporting local communities that don't get as much recognition as they deserve and cultural exchange, learning something new about someone who is from a completely different background to yourself. I think it's an amazing way to broaden your horizons.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Being passionate about what you do!

I think one of my favourite things about INTRO is that everyone I work with is so passionate about travelling and that everyone else has an amazing time whilst they're travelling. Everyone we work with is more of a family than any other job I've had. Everyone is up for a laugh and has a smile on their face and we want everyone that passes through INTRO to feel like they're a part of our family too!