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It’s time to warm up for NCL’s Walk for Wellness 2021


Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is inviting valued Australian and New Zealand travel partners to register and start warming up for Walk for Wellness 2021 – the line’s popular initiative that celebrates wellbeing within the travel industry, now in its second year.

 

This year’s Walk for Wellness challenge will run from 1-31 October, coinciding with a number of mental health events taking place throughout the month including World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October. The initiative encourages travel agents to get active and track their steps towards a combined goal of 100,000km via a free mobile app, while taking part in fun weekly challenges and connecting with their peers in the travel community along the way.

 

 

The 100,000km walking map features the journey that Norwegian Prima – NCL’s newest innovative vessel set to launch in 2022 – will sail during her inaugural Europe and Caribbean seasons, including Iceland, Scandinavia, the UK, New York City and Miami. Reaching walking milestones will unlock challenges for opportunities to win weekly prizes as well as fun facts about Norwegian Prima.

 

And with over 50 prizes available, this year’s Walk for Wellness challenge will reward more agents for their involvement in even more categories. Participants will have the chance to win an Apple Watch Series 6, Bose Wireless earphones, Endota Spa gift cards, virtual gym subscriptions, cash gift cards and Partners First Rewards points. Major prizes will be awarded for participants who register the most steps, the most improved travel partner as well as the most engaged, including the chance to win an NCL cruise.

 

“I think we can all agree that 2021 continues to present challenges that impact on the mental wellbeing of many in travel, which is why now more than ever, we’re dedicated to supporting our trade partners in line with our Partners First philosophy, bringing us together to celebrate what’s great about our industry,” said Damian Borg, Sales Director for NCL in Australia and New Zealand. “We recognize that sometimes, the simple act of going for a walk can do wonders for your mental wellbeing. So we’ve developed a way for agents to do something rewarding for themselves, but also connect with the broader travel community and the NCL team”, he concluded.

 

“Australia’s travel agents and businesses have been doing it tough since March last year and the current round of ever-expanding lockdowns remain challenging for all. Walk for Wellness is a very practical way of supporting our own mental and physical wellness as well as a chance to come together to have some fun,” said Tom Manwaring, Executive Chairman, Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

 

Last year’s challenge saw 549 participants across Australia and New Zealand accomplish a combined total distance of 74,926 kilometres on their virtual journey across the globe, walking all the way from South America to Asia. In 2021, the challenge aims to reach 600 participants and offers new elements including livestream yoga sessions and the opportunity to go on a virtual walk with agents’ local NCL Business Development Manager.

 

To take part in NCL’s Walk for Wellness challenge, travel partners should register here before 30 September 2021. The first 200 to register will receive a “Walk for Wellness” t-shirt. Agents should be quick – last year’s t-shirts were claimed within two hours.

 

For further information on Norwegian Cruise Line email [email protected], visit https://www.ncl.com, contact us in Australia on 1300 255 200, or in New Zealand on 0800 969 283.

 

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Published: 1 September 2021

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