A group from the Personal Travel Agents at Co-operative Travel has toasted its efforts after completing a 17-day Lockdown to Lapland walking challenge.
The team of more than 100 agents and head office staff covered 5,438,958 steps – the distance from London to the Finnish region – last month in a bid to get more active and help “banish the lockdown blues”.
They held a gluhwein evening over video call on Tuesday (1 December) to celebrate.
PTAs said they would be using the initiative as a practice for a planned 2021 charity walk to raise money for The Travel Foundation.
Sheena Whittle, head of The Personal Travel Agents at Co-operative Travel, said: “When Lockdown 2 was announced, we decided we wanted to do something to keep our Personal Travel Agents’ spirits up and help them stay motivated.
"The Lockdown to Lapland challenge seemed like the perfect idea because it encourages us to get out and walk in the fresh air every day, which helps our physical fitness as well as our mental wellbeing."