December, 2015: TH [bs_icon name=”glyphicon glyphicon-heart”]’s NY!
What happens when you can’t bring the people to Happy Hour? You bring Happy Hour to the people! December of 2015 saw Marketing bringing happiness to the Orlando office with a TH [bs_icon name=”glyphicon glyphicon-heart”]’s NY theme. The marketing team gave out free badges for New York and selfie sticks, all while informing everyone of our New York product…talk about a win-win! With our nomadic event, we launched the “Picture Your Selfie FAST” contest, which encouraged employees to use their new selfie sticks and use the hashtag #touricoholidays on their social media pages to show how they embody our core values at work. ShaRhonda Townsend from our Accounts Department is the winner with the awesome group selfie below! For her efforts, ShaRhonda is the proud owner of some blue Tourico Holidays luggage.
Check out how ShaRhonda is a Core Value Champion!
- Speed: The photo was posted the same day the selfie sticks were distributed
- Quality: The lighting (or filter!) was just right
- Positivity: We count 13 bright smiles!
- Passion: Lots of blue Tourico lanyards….and some Christmas decorations, too! Check out some of our other favorites from the December contest!
- Click here to download some information on our New York City hotels and attractions!
January, 2016: Give Kids the World
Tourico Gives Kids the World! For our January Happy Hour, Tourico teamed up with Give Kids the World (GKTW) Village to bring employees a work break. Over 60 employees escaped their Monday blues and spent the happiest of hours enjoying free ice cream, instant-win raffles, and best of all: volunteer opportunities!
Adding to the fun was GKTW trivia, where guests learned a little more about venues in the Village. Trivia answers were then entered into a box, where they were eligible to win a GKTW gift basket…if all their answers were correct, of course! Kerri Campbell of our Cruise department was the winner of the day, and had her gift basket presented to her by representatives from Tourico Holidays and GKTW, as well as Mayor Clayton himself!
Click here to download the GKTW Trivia Questions from January Happy Hour! How well do you know the Village?
The Happy Hour also included a recap of 2015 to generate more excitement about Tourico’s work with GKTW. We awarded two employees whose volunteer hours really paid off! Jackie Bassett from Operations won a vacation to Miami for volunteering 1-30 hours, and Nicole Arenas from the Marketing team won a trip to Charleston for volunteering more than 30! Congratulations to these two charitable ladies!
Along with presenting our check from our 2015 efforts to the GKTW staff, we used Happy Hour to begin meeting our 2016 goals. Between our $1 instant win raffle and an open donation box, the Tourico Holidays team gave $116 to the charity in just two hours! Combined with the proceeds from selling the beds from the Tourico Holidays Travel Academy, we are just a little bit closer to meeting our 2016 goal of $12,000!
To learn more about the Give Kids the World Village and how they treat children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to weeklong, cost-free vacations, and how you can help please visit their website.