Malta is offering agents a free wellness day at a central London retreat next month, which they can attend either in person or online.
The tourism authority has partnered with wellbeing social enterprise Talent Courtyard to host the event, which will include relaxation techniques with positive thinking and creative expression and feature ‘the sights and sounds of Malta’.
It will take place on 11 October, the day after World Mental Health Day, in St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace.
Andrea Meszaros, Founder and Director at Talent Courtyard said, “As World Mental Health Day takes place on 10th October, it is essential to stop for a moment and reflect on the past couple of years.
“During this period, we’ve seen an increase in travel professionals struggling with their mental health and looking for ways to improve their wellbeing, to cope with the uncertainty that has surrounded the industry. We have designed an immersive wellness retreat experience that includes creative, de-stressing, interactive workshops to bring the holiday feeling from a destination through our wellbeing programmes into London and participants’ homes.
“We are absolutely delighted to build on our partnership with the Malta Tourism Authority with whom we launched the UK’s first virtual retreat during lockdown last year, as Malta and Gozo are the perfect locations to consider when it comes to wellness destinations.”
Peter Green, Trade Trainer at Malta Tourism Authority added: “The ongoing pressure that the travel industry continues to face as a result of pandemic uncertainties has not only been difficult but pivotal in the awakening of mental health and wellbeing concerns.
“ As a conscious destination, Malta recognises the impact of one’s surroundings and the importance that escapism to places like Malta, Gozo and Comino offers people a space to pause and reconnect with their surroundings and selves.
“This is why we are honoured to join Talent Courtyard in its efforts to combat the increase in poor mental health and wellbeing among UK travel sales professionals. We are delighted to share the serenity that Malta’s healing landscapes provide virtually, and whet the appetites of those who take part as we want to welcome them back to explore our shores very soon.”
Complimentary registrations for the Wellness Retreats are now open and travel professionals can sign up here: https://talentcourtyard.com/events/malta-special-retreat-london-20211011/