Staff Spotlight: Lucas Michael Mackintosh

Group Leader
I am an energetic and loud person who loves making memories and enjoying new experiences. I am crazy about travel and music and I love a good tattoo; I am always on the lookout to get more.

What is your favorite travel memory?

This is a hard question as there are so many different ones. I have to go with the trip I had last year to Cambodia.

I was only going as a bit of an add onto had no expectations of it. By the end of my trip, I fell in love with the place. The culture, the history, and the was just an amazing place and I can not wait to return again in the future.

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

I have only been working for the company a short time but in that time I have learnt a great deal.

I have learnt so much about Australia and many other countries which I didn't know before so my knowledge has increased massively. I have become a lot more confident in public speaking and talking about travel opportunities with people.

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

I have not yet had a story told to me yet as they are all still out and traveling. However, I know from before they left after the group that they were super excited to be traveling with the new people they had just met, as well as making new friends along the way. People always go off and have amazing experiences and I can't wait to hear all the wonderful things everyone has been up to.

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

I would choose Japan. I have been on many of the INTRO tours and when Japan came out, I wasn't too fussed on it. I have no idea why, because since learning about the country and the things it has to offer, I am itching to go. There is so much culture which would be amazing to see, and who doesn't want to learn to use a samurai sword?

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

The company is just so unique in itself. I mean, what company has weekly ping pong competitions? It's a super chill place to work, which is what I like about it too.

I am always proud of the group of people I work with. Everyone works really hard and it really does show. Every day everyone is learning and that makes everyone proud - when people are learning and picking up new skills and just generally bettering themselves.

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

Honestly, the biggest factor is being happy and enjoying work. If everyone is passionate about the company, then that is the key for it to be successful. If you weren't happy within the company, it will bring others down and that isn't going to help in any way.

Passion is the biggest factor; if you're passionate, you will naturally work harder, which leads to more success.