Girl Friday helps others expand their horizons with travel

GIRL FRIDAY: Britt Jackson is the store manager of Flight Centre in Stockland Gladstone.
GIRL FRIDAY: Britt Jackson is the store manager of Flight Centre in Stockland Gladstone. Luka Kauzlaric

BRITT Jackson's weekly schedule is about to change and the reason behind it will have fellow avid travellers beaming.

Increased demand means the Flight Centre store in Stockland Gladstone, which Mrs Jackson is a team leader at, will start seven-day trading on Sunday.

"We've had so much growth in the past six months," she said.

The office has seen big changes since Mrs Jackson moved here four years ago from Melbourne with her now-husband Dean, who she married in February.

There was only four staff when she started, now there's 10.

Mrs Jackson said the desire for a sea change and to be close to her husband's family prompted the move.

The beach-lover is happy to call Tannum Sands home and work alongside a team who share her passion for travel.

"We have a lot of adventures together," she said, noting the staff travelled to Mexico last year.

Mrs Jackson's fascination with other cultures was given an early start as she grew up in Papua New Guinea.

Her first trip sans parents was backpacking through Indonesia and Thailand at age 18 with friends

Now she's travelled all around the world - highlights including Nepal, Marrakech, New York and Paris.

Mrs Jackson said travelling shows "how lucky we are in Australia" and "definitely broadens horizons".

As for Mrs Jackson's next trip, she said: "I haven't been to Canada yet; it's next on my to-do list."



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