Takapuna, Auckland. Making me a rare born and bred Aucklander.
Remember Bulletin Boards and life pre-email???
It was the bottle opener, but now I guess it’s screw caps…
Bucks Lake. CA. No phone, no internet, no people. But please don’t tell anyone so it stays a secret.
San Francisco California, USA. My parents drove to the city(we lived nearly an hour away) because my mum heard they served wine to the patients… she is not going to be impressed that I shared this but I love this about her.
I am a ‘digital tourism geek.” I love reading a variety of digital tourism and marketing forums and devour websites like TNOOZ, eyefortravel and Skift daily trend reports
VR – Virtual Reality. It isn’t really future technology, it’s available and used already but it is its potential for tourism that I find so exciting. I believe it offers the most emotive and engaging marketing tool to date. It allows those that can’t travel for whatever reason whether it’s financial or physical, to experience other destinations, which opens up the world to a whole new audience. It’s so good on so many levels.
Any place off the map. I enjoy cities but crave natural landscapes with ocean views or open plains, mountains and wildlife to see experiences with my husband.
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It would have to be India! I absolutely love how it ticks all the senses - smell, taste, sight & sound!! Love it!
I always wanted to be a Doctor, the idea of helping people always appealed to me - especially children.
Knitting! (or crafting in general) I am a little bit addicted!
A pair of Birkenstocks or Havaianas as an easy slip-on option in the cold mornings (or protective gear for visiting dingy showers); 2. My mobile phone for checking/booking things on the fly (and taking photos of course!), and 3. My credit card, in case I’ve forgotten to pack something important! ????
The Alps in winter – there is something magical about snowfall, mulled wine and Christmas markets…
Already have one! It’s name is Mr Miyagi (a robotic vacuum cleaner) and it picks up crumbs after my kids!
Barking (It would be a robot cat)
Astronaut, Fireman… Mathematician.
Cap, Shirt, Bata Bullets (am I showing my age ?!)
AI with some Personalisation / Localisation – a combination of man & machine
It would be a mix of active adventure like a bungy jump or snowboarding followed by a few days of wining and dining in a luxury lodge.
Favourite destination that brings back happy memoires is Croatia, happy days sailing from Dubrovnik to Split under the Croatian sun, true travelling bliss.
My farther is from England and is an amazing science teacher and my mother is from Malaysia cooks amazing Asian food, so I originally thought I would combine the two and be an amazing food scientist, but the love of tourism and the people within this industry got the better of me.
The Amalfi Coast, Italy! I love everything Italian, especially the food and the wine!
My Phone because it can do just about everything.
A good balance between sightseeing and relaxing, and good food and drinks would be a plus!!
Japan. The food, the mountains, the owl cafes, the robots. It really has it all.
I have the pet version of a Roomba for crumbs, a Huntaway which I can’t live without.
My trusty hiking boots, all of the snacks and an all-weather jacket because there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.
That’s easy because it already exists; a Roomba. Compact, cute and cleans your house!
Phone, credit card and a change of clothes. The rest you can buy when you get there.
Not so much of a technology but a technology law that makes everything else possible. Moore’s Law: Technology speeds will double every 18 months or less. Imagine the impact that has on so much of our lives, what diseases will be cured, what new ways people will connect, even what this means for how we travel and see the world.
I would like to take my mobile phone, credit card and Driving License.
Since my childhood I always wanted to be a doctor but apparently I could not. The reason is my excessive fear of injections and blood without which I couldn't survive this profession.
My destination place is Maldives known for its white-sand beaches, exemplary views and underwater world. It is a serene place to spend the ideal holiday.
1. My favourite book - “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, 2. My headphones (music gives life joy), 3. My trusty pocketknife (useful in all situations)
Neuralink – A brain machine interface which is the first of many steps to becoming a cyborg
Italy!! Purely for the food and vino
Any new technology that helps the sustainability of the environment… battery powered vehicles
My passport, hopefully for an international trip and during post covid times; My toothbrush (my mums a dentist and she would kill me if I didn't pack this); My phone, so I can keep my social media updated with photos on my amazing trip.
Travelling around Europe, especially all the small hidden towns, learning the history and trying every type of cuisine!
Within travel - virtual or augmented reality - for times when you can't travel, still being able to see the world exactly as it is. Outside of travel - I'm most interested to see how Nanobots can be used to monitor our health - hopefully it would be something that could save lives (and money!)
A surgeon to fix people for free (childhood innocence!)
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My camera, togs, and hiking boots!
Travelling the world slowly and exploring cultures, cuisine, architecture, and beautiful landscapes.
A mix of adventure, reading on the beach, and wildlife experiences.
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My Phone, Wallet, Shoes
Flying cars (Also known as electric VTOL vehicles)! and I believe we're pretty close to seeing that.
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My phone (basically a glorified camera and GPS), credit card and backpack.
If we aren't specifying how far in the future then teleportation.
Instagram or Pinterest, mostly looking at food!.
Anywhere with an amazing white sandy beach and warm weather to relax and unwind
My iPhone for sure, hard to remember what life was like without one.
Facebook and LinkedIn, incredibly time consuming! ...and a daily wordle
A chef! In fact 10 years down the lane, I’d love to run a café cum design gallery serving a fusion food inspired by Indian flavours with western influences. Not exactly a butter chicken pie but definitely a rose ‘n cardamom macaroon!
Adobe Creative Suite (until something even smarter comes along!)
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Walking the streets in Akihabara in Japan, shopping for video games in the video game capital of the world.
Gaming or YouTube. Gaming is my biggest passion and a huge part of my life. And lets be honest, who doesn't watch YouTube these days?
North Korea. People laugh when I say this but I think it would be fascinating to see the country, even if they only show you what they want you to see.
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My Phone. Without it I think I would get myself very lost, I rely on google maps to get me most places as I have a terrible sense of direction.
Africa most definitely. When I was younger my parents took me to Kenya and Tanzania and ever since then I have wanted to go back and explore more of the wonderful continent.
I always wanted to be a teacher. Perhaps one day
A tropical island with plenty of activities, great restaurants, a nanny and an open bar.
A quick peek at my browser history reveals 90% of my time is spent watching helicopter videos on YouTube (shoutout to my toddler) and the remaining 10% is spent on email or social media, chatting with friends and family.
According to my kindy book, a ballerina or a midwife. But I can't remember REALLY aspiring to be either of these things - so I suspect those answers were influenced by whoever was helping me with my homework!
Watching criminal documentaries on YouTube or Netflix
Lots of shopping and beach time
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My ideal holiday is relaxing in my Nena and Papa’s backyard – on the beach in Tonga.
I would pack my phone, good hiking shoes, and a Bluetooth speaker
My pet robot would know how to reply to all my work emails
Hyderabad, India is my place of my birth. A beautifully chaotic city dubbed as the IT hub of India, Hyderabad is rooted in a metro city lifestyle combined with the elegance of traditional culture.
My time is devoted to any site that provides regular updates on the latest technologies and advancements in the industry. Sites that discuss mobile and Microsoft related technologies I’m quite interested in. Code project and Plural sight are particular favourites; I find their course resources for software development particularly useful.
A robot capable of covering all domestic work would definitely make my life a lot easier! Cooking, cleaning, doing the washing and drying... think of all the free time. It would probably have quite a high degree of artificial intelligence as well. I wouldn’t mind a personal driver.
Hawaii always looks incredibly stunning. A summer spent there in the beautiful landscapes and culture would be absolute bliss. The sound of a road trip across the States while we’re there is also quite appealing.
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A designer of some sort. On my path to becoming a developer I initially trained in graphic design and digital media, all fairly creative fields that had a focus on computer technology. As a gaming enthusiast my career choice was always going to revolve around that magical rectangular box.
Outside of work I would have to say gaming. I’m primarily an FPS (First Person Shooter) gamer but I do enjoy a variety of other genres. I usually prefer multiplayer / co-op games as I have a few friends who are also gamers and it makes the experience a lot more fun when you play with people you know.
Virtual reality hands down... although I doubt it will mature to a stage where it will be what I know it can be. I see VR becoming an integral part in all facets of life. I believe it will reach a stage where it can replace all peripherals we use today and most gadgets that we find ourselves reliant on at the moment. Instead of sitting at a desk In front of a monitor typing on a keyboard and navigating with a mouse, you could be anywhere, using speech and physical gestures to accomplish the same task. The possibilities are endless.
Europe... just all of Europe. The dream would be to have a million dollars and at least a year to explore everything and then come back to the places that left the biggest impressions. Italy would definitely be one of those locations... because pasta.
Really more excited about “Autonomous Driving” and I hope we would have over millions of Robo Car on the road in future.
In this technology era, I can't live without Smartphone, Computer, and Internet.
The most famous city Las Vegas.
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Smartphones discover senses like smell and taste :)
Electric smell/taste pans out, long-distance conversations could one day be far more immersive enabling you to share with a loved one the aroma and relish of a meal you just prepared.
Norway The dramatic landscapes of this country are so surreal and astonishing that no picture can do them justice. known as the Land of the Midnight Sun, phenomenal fjords, lakes, magical skies, and of course excited to catch the Northern Lights in Tromso!
Swimmer Coach, I always swam with my dad when was a child. To swim makes me super happy. wanted to be a great swimmer coach.
Tana has been with the Tomahawk Team now for over five years. Although he came to us as a 'young pup' with no experience in tourism, he has quickly learned to love everything about the travel industry. From hiking some of the best NZ trails to travelling in the back of a ute all over the country, he has learned to appreciate how travel can change one’s perspective.
In the office he provides entertainment, sticks and balls and is a keen team member also willing to help clean up the staff room kitchen floor after meals.
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Arlo is our latest puppy addition.
He is learning how to become a valuable T-Hawk and eagerly greets visitors!