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Get Travel Talking Week

10-14 May 2021


Monday 10th (Motivation Monday)

[Morning] – Share your motivation

Share your motivational message – what has kept you going during the past 14 months? What would you tell your past self at the start of the pandemic? Celebrate your resilience and achievements. What have you learnt about yourself? Any skills/hobbies you’ve taken up? What are you most proud of?

Post videos/pics on social media.

[Afternoon] Travel leaders GTT pledge panel (pre-recorded and hosted by Sophie/Dan)

Potential speakers...

Julia Lo Bue Said, chief executive, Advantage

Ben Bouldin, MD EMEA, Royal Caribbean International

Lisa McAuley, MD EMEA, Intrepid

Tuesday 11th (Tools for Tuesday)

Tools, tips and advice sessions

[Morning] Centre for Crisis Psychology - 15/20-min presentation/interview (hosted by Trudie/Tom?)

[Afternoon] Companies share insights into their mental health initiatives (hosted by Tom?)

Potential speakers...

Midcounties Co-op Travel

Elegant Resorts

Barrhead Travel

Wednesday 12th (Wellness Wednesday)

[Lunch slot?] Mr Motivator’s travel industry fitness session TBC [Tom and Trudie meeting him Monday 19th April]

Legendary TV fitness guru Mr Motivator hosts a (live?) fitness/exercise class for all the industry to get involved with.

[Throughout the day] Walk for wellbeing

Either visit your favourite walk/nature spot and post a video/pic on social media or post a past walk you’ve enjoyed and make a pledge to do it again soon.

Thursday 13th (Thinking Thursday)

[Morning] - Agent panel discussing experiences of the past year and relationship with mental health (could be done as a FB Live?)

Potential speakers...

Daniele Broccoli, Typically Holidays

Richard Dixon, director, Holidaysplease

Amanda Matthews, director, Designer Travel

[Afternoon] - Keynote speaker/s (pre-recorded interviews)

Potential speakers...

Neil Laybourn, health and wellbeing speaker

Jonathon Woodall, chief operating officer, Hays Travel

Johan Lundgren, CEO, easyJet

Andrew Flintham, MD, Tui UK and Ireland

Friday 14th (Future thinking/forward-thinking Friday)

Travel Radio with Kuoni

Radio show about GTTW and what the industry needs to do next to boost mental health awareness/resources for colleagues (could pre-record a chat with Derek/Rachel and broadcast the video after/alongside radio interview?)

GTTW-themed Clubhouse session - 1-2pm

Using the normal TTG Travel Hour to discuss industry attitudes towards mental health/wellbeing during our regular Friday session. Member of TTG team/Trudie as panellists.

*Legacy of the week/future development


Industry mental health working group - Could drum up interest in this from different brands/groups that made GTT pledges in January? Do we launch this at the end of GTTW?

Providing travel colleagues a lifeline in their time of need, Abta LifeLine provides practical, financial and emotional assistance to anyone who has worked, or is working for an Abta member, or engaged in the sale of Abta products.

In 2020 the charity saw hardship cases resulting from furlough, those not eligible for self-income support and business owners not able to apply for any personal financial support.

LifeLine has also seen an increase in need for mental health and wellbeing support as a direct result of the pandemic. From employees made redundant to business owners worried about company failure and those experiencing verbal and even physical abuse from customers.

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