Cruise Planners partners with Apple Leisure Group on a two-part series focused on helping travel advisors find ways to develop positive mental health and wellbeing practices. Setting the travel advisor network up for success as the travel industry begins to reemerge from COVID-19, Michelle Fee, CEO and founder, Vicky Garcia, COO and co-owner, Theresa Scalzitti, CSO, discuss with David Pritchard, Apple Leisure Group’s health and performance coach how advisors can develop these practices.
Key takeaways from Cruise Planner and Apple Leisure Group’s collaboration include:
- Using gratitude as a tool
- Finding your purpose
- Get inspired and staying motivated
- Understanding and embracing a balanced life
Thriving Through Challenging Times
While travel suppliers work in partnership with the CDC to finalize health and safety protocols onboard future cruise sailings, there is a lot of work happening on the ground and in virtual meetings to prepare travel advisors for the future of travel. Cruise Planners and Apple Leisure Group harness their partnership for the benefit of travel professionals who are proving to be key to the rebirth of the industry. The two-part webinar series teaches advisors how to keep the mind, body and spirit healthy.
“As our travel advisors shift focus, we are happy to introduce healthy habits to incorporate in everyday life to strengthen personal mental wellbeing,” says Michelle Fee, CEO and founder. “A business’s success and recovery depend as much on the owner’s state of wellbeing as it does the state of the industry.”
Cruise Planners’ Home Office Team recognizes the resilience displayed by its nation-wide travel advisor network and wants to ensure advisors can keep thriving through the early stages of recovery. Travel advisors have endured extensive working hours, tirelessly supporting their clients through waves of government guided cruise cancellations in addition to consoling clients who are having personal and financial hardships. The role of a travel advisor has gone far beyond processing refunds or rebooking preferences. Travel advisors have served as soup kitchen volunteers, front-line healthcare workers, firefighters, and home-school teachers. The wellness series aims to enhance travel advisor’s knowledge on selfcare, boost energy and provide tools to make these challenging times emotionally less taxing and more manageable.
“We’re incredibly grateful for our partnership with Apple Leisure Group,” says Fee. “Building upon your inspiration is a key motivator that can help get you through tough times, never underestimate the power of a spark of inspiration.”