Advisors and employees of the Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND) just completed an 8-week FIT TRIP fitness challenge campaign that not only helped them keep in shape, it also raised funds for Pencils for Kids.
Flemming Friisdahl, founder of TTAND, said: “During these very tough times in the industry, it is easy to get stuck at home so we wanted to come up with a fun and easy way to get moving again.
To that end, Friisdahl continued: “We launched FIT TRIP — an 8-week campaign that was managed by Special Projects Manager, Elish Tait and included weekly challenges and fun programs.”
Over 350 TTAND agents participated, doing up to 50 different activities and over 14,280 entries were made recording 877,895 minutes of exercise by all agents combined.
Said Friisdahl: “We partnered with our suppliers Air Canada Vacations, AMA Waterways, Globus Vacations, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Star Clipper and Tourcan Vacation. All these generous partners donated amazing prizes to help make the challenge even more special for the agents.”
The agents received an entry form for every 20-minute workout they did — the more they worked out, the more entries they would receive to win a trip.
To encourage agents to donate, if an agent made a donation to Pencils For Kids — a charity that TTAND supports — then for every $10 they donated they would also receive an entry form to win the trip.
And even though these are very tough times, the agents donated $12,633 and then TTAND donated $3,000 to make a grand total $15,633.
Robin Mednick of Pencils for Kids said: “I would never have imagined that during these trying times we would even see a dollar coming our way, especially from an industry which has been one of the worst hit from COVID-19.”
Mednick continued: “What will be the most memorable thing for me from this pandemic and that has stood out for me more than anything else, is the generosity of The Travel Agent Next Door agents.”
And she concluded: “When you look at people like you, who are thinking of others in this time of need, it really puts my faith back into humanity. A huge thank you to each and every one of you,”
Go to www.thetravelagentnextdoor.ca for more.