By Shaun Busuttil @shaunbusuttil06 Dec 2017Travel agents lead pretty complex lives, having to juggle multiple commitments (work, family life, hobbies), social groups and, of course, daily invitations to go and get plastered. And although the general public may think they know what travel agents get up to throughout the weeks and months of the year, the truth is they actually don’t. As anyone that’s ever worked in the industry knows, there’s a hidden, secret life that most agents in Australia lead that springs into action as soon as the working day’s over and on the weekends. Here’s a quick glimpse into the secret lives of Australian travel agents – ready to be outed? 1. THEY’RE CONSTANTLY WORRYING THEY MAY BE ALCOHOLICS If you were to log into the average travel agent’s YouTube account, you’d probably spot at least a couple of video suggestions on the left hand panel of the screen titled 5 Ways to Tell if you Have a Drinking Problem and You ARE an Alcoholic. Here’s Why... That’s because they’ve spend a lot of their time trawling through the Interwebz (and YouTube) looking for reassurances that their five-night-a-week-drinking-habit isn’t a sign of a problem at all, and that they’re totally in control of their boozing… 2. THEY SPEND MOST OF THEIR WEEKEND IN BED (HUNGOVER) Following on from the previous revelation, travel agents spent most of their week – and pretty much all of their weekend – in bed, dreading the previous night’s train of tequila shots and swearing that they’re never, ever gonna drink again… But it’s not all bad news for the average Aussie travel agent, because they at least get to spend all this time in bed getting impressively up-to-date with the latest awesome TV series to hit Netflix. 3. THEY’RE ALWAYS HOOKING UP WITH OTHER INDUSTRY FOLK Aussie agents don’t need to use Tinder (although, let’s be honest, all of us single folk pretty much do), because there’s an almost constant stream of potential hookups in the travel industry that come the agent’s way courtesy of Buzz Nights, product updates and all the other free-booze events agents get invited to. This partly explains their five-night-a-week-drinking-habit: dates are always better/less awks with a little social lubrication… Have we outed you, oh Australian travel agent? Let us know in the comments below… Other stories you may like New campaign to raise neg awareness launches this month A Flight Centre Agent just WON $10,000! This is your chance to be Australia’s Next Top Travel Agent!