Intrepid Travel is calling on the industry to celebrate the vital role of travel agents on National Travel Agent Day UK & Ireland 2021, which takes place on 23 July.
Fundraising will be a key element of the day, with ABTA Lifeline and the ITAA Benevolent Fund in Ireland as the chosen charities.
Both organisations deliver support to agents who are severely struggling during the pandemic.
This year’s event will also focus on forging connections after over a year of remote working during the pandemic.
Intrepid will coordinate a series of events hosted via Travel Gossip and the Intrepid Loves Agents Facebook group.
Competitions, incentives, holiday discounts and inspirational stories will be shared throughout the day.
As part of the celebrations, agents will have the chance to win a place on Intrepid’s first ever UK fam trip.
Intrepid Managing Director for EMEA Zina Bencheikh, said: “A year on from the first National Travel Agent Day, the industry is continuing to face incredibly tough times. Agents have been working tirelessly to support their clients, negotiating complex and constantly changing rules.
“National Travel Agent Day is a fantastic opportunity to inject some positivity and bring people together across the industry. I’m thrilled that this year we will be raising funds for two amazing industry charities to help support agents facing hardship.”
Intrepid will be organising a ’24 Hour Cycle’ in-house fundraising event and is inviting travel companies to hold their own events and share images with the hashtag #NationalTravelAgentDay.
Suppliers are invited to share videos, pictures, offers or incentives on Travel Gossip.
More details of the line-up of the day will be available soon here