Andre Farrugia Operations Manager Arrigo Group


Operations Manager
Blade Runner: “It’s too bad she won’t live, but then again who does?”

Previous Jobs:Started as a rep aged 18. Moved on to hotels eventually becoming general manager. I then moved into administration and operations

Hobbies and interests:Semi professional photography, diving, movies and series, cooking, motor cycles

Personal Achievements:Becoming a diving instructor at age 19 and then completing a diploma in tourism management

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

I am a morning person and wake up without the need for an alarm clock

How would you describe your day job to a child?

I help to make people’s holidays unforgettable by choosing the right product for the right customer.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Challenges such as odd requests from tour operators, reporting and similar. Day to day office routines. Currently getting ready to welcome some reps and planning for the 2020 season.

If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be?

Photographer Steve McCurry.

What do you like most about your job?

Very diversified, lots of meetings outside, meeting new people.

What’s your most memorable facepalm moment?

Planning a meal with a group at Mgarr, Malta. Called a person who did not turn up and it turned out he was waiting for us in Mgarr, Gozo.

Do you have a motto or personal mantra?

It’s not a problem, it’s a challenge.

What’s your favourite quote?

Blade Runner: “It’s too bad she won’t live, but then again who does?”

What is your guilty pleasure?

Overspending on photographic equipment.