Global Travel Collection UK boosts employee and advisor wellbeing with Wellness Month through August
We recognise especially post-pandemic, the importance of keeping the conversation active about wellness and mental health. The travel industry is well known for being a fast-paced and ever-changing environment and we are pleased to have been able to implement a month of wellness at GTC UK
Jason Oshiokpekhai, Managing Director
Wellness Month was introduced with the aim to bring employee and travel advisors’ attentions to their personal health and wellbeing. This would help to boost creativity, reduce burnout and stress, and encourage a healthier work-life balance.
Activities included the re-establishment of a running club, Nutrition Discovery Talk and Body Composition Testing from SuperWellness, ‘Move It Week’ encouraging participants to increase their step count, express massages, a fresh juice and healthy snack station, ‘Gratitude Week’ where colleagues were given the opportunity to share something they were grateful for. The month was concluded with a movement and guided conversation workshop from Movement Artist, David Kam, to explore how to maintain a wellness practice of longevity and sustainability beyond the month of August. The activities were held at GTC UK’s headquarters in London and made inclusive to those working remotely.
“We recognise especially post-pandemic, the importance of keeping the conversation active about wellness and mental health. The travel industry is well known for being a fast-paced and ever-changing environment and we are pleased to have been able to implement a month of wellness at GTC UK,” said Managing Director, Jason Oshiokpekhai.
HR Director, Alexandra Habuc said, “These activities have helped to bring wellbeing to the forefront of mind for our employees and helped to highlight the benefits of looking after yourself both mentally and physically. We’ve also had great feedback following the month, and new ideas for future wellbeing activities. GTC UK are committed to providing year-round support for wellbeing and understand that the health and happiness of our teams are crucial for both personal and professional growth.”
Speaking on the benefits of Wellness Month for GTC UK’s travel advisors, Francesca Mendola, Director of Account Management said, “We recognise that maintenance of mental and physical wellbeing plays a pivotal role when dealing with the pressures of running a business. Our Advisor Success team are committed to keeping wellness at the heart of the conversation with our advisors and arming them with practical knowledge and tools they can implement to bolster their wellness throughout the year.”
Angela Steel, Founder & CEO of SuperWellness said, “It’s been a privilege to partner with Global Travel Collection to support the company’s health and wellbeing programme. We are delighted with the positive feedback from participants, and really enjoyed working with such a highly engaged team.”
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About Global Travel Collection UK
Global Travel Collection UK (GTC UK), a division of Internova Travel Group, unites a collection of luxury brands including Colletts Travel, Protravel, Tzell Travel Group and Scotia Travel. GTC UK services clients across leisure, corporate and entertainment sectors. Through strong connections and as a leader in the travel industry, GTC UK ensures clients have the best advice and selection of luxury destinations around the world by providing first-class support for their independent advisors across the UK.
SuperWellness are experienced workplace wellbeing specialists with a strategic and lifestyle-centred focus. We work with forward-thinking employers to develop a strategic approach to wellbeing, prioritising prevention.