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LGU to confront burnout in the travel industry on Dec. 8 (new date). Register now

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  •   11-10-2022  6:48 am
  •   Pax Global Media
LGU to confront burnout in the travel industry on Dec. 8 (new date). Register now
From left: Maria Ines, LGU; Shalene Dudley, Latitude Concierge Travels. (Supplied)
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Let's Get Uncomfortable (LGU), the volunteer organization committed to having honest conversations in Canada's travel industry, will host the second event in its three-part mental health series, BURNOUT: Up Close & Personal - Confronting the Tourism Industry's Mental Health Crisis.

On Thursday, December 8, LGU's Maria Ines will speak with Julie Smigadis of Flight Centre Travel Group, Shalene Dudley of Latitude Concierge Travels Ltd. and Tim Chan, PR pro who spent a decade in the tourism industry, about their personal experiences balancing mental health with demanding careers in travel, particularly as they’ve navigated the impacts of COVID-19.

(This event is the make-up date for the postponed session that was originally set for Nov. 10).

Exploring the real-life impacts of mental distress, this event will be an up-close look at the role mental health plays in our day-to-day, how it hides in plain sight, and ways we can support each other moving forward.

Event info

WHAT: BURNOUT: Up Close & Personal-Confronting the Tourism Industry's Mental Health Crisis

WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 11 a.m.-Noon (EST) 

WHERE: Zoom, link will be emailed to ticketholders 24 hours prior

COST: Proceeds from this event will go toward compensating the panelists for their time, energy and expertise. Ticket prices are on a sliding scale, with three options to choose from:

  • Free, for individuals in a restrictive financial position
  • $15, for individuals looking to contribute to the cause
  • $50, for individuals and organizations able to make a more substantial contribution

Tickets for the event are available here.

For more information, contact the event organizers at letsgetuncomfortableevent@gmail.com. 

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