Performer and therapist Ruby Wax headlines Travel Counsellors’ virtual conference on Friday (20 November).
Wax, who holds a Master’s degree in cognitive therapy, will share her personal experience of managing mental wellbeing, and her work to raise awareness and a better understanding of mental health.
Also on the bill are “free-from” food entrepreneur Kirsty Henshaw and keynote speaker Dr Paul Redmond, who returns to present his latest research on consumer behaviour.
Redmond will provide insights on how Travel Counsellors business owners can adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and embrace digital communication in the “new normal”.
Travel Counsellors UK managing director Kirsten Hughes said: “While we would have loved the opportunity to get together in person to celebrate the achievements of our business owners, colleagues and travel partners at what has always been the annual highlight of the Travel Counsellors calendar, our virtual conference will ensure our people still have the chance to connect together and look forward to the future, highlighting the tools, technology and community support in place to continue to grow successful businesses.
“We will all take huge learnings from this year, and will be able to use these experiences to build resilient corporate and leisure travel businesses, backed by the personal experiences Travel Counsellors have provided for their customers throughout this time, showing care and providing real, human travel advice when it really mattered.”
The event will also feature panel discussions with Travel Counsellors’ business owners offering real-life examples of ‘triumphing through adversity’.
The evening will recognise a host of “TC Heroes” who have looked after their customers and colleagues during the pandemic, including a dedicated “TC’s Got Talent” show.
Hughes added: “Despite this year’s challenges it’s so important to set aside some time to recognise the achievements of so many within Travel Counsellors who have gone above and beyond to support their customers.”