TravelPulse Hosts Massive Virtual Bingo Game
TravelPulse Canada has pulled off what may very well be the largest virtual travel agent Bingo game ever staged. Friday afternoon saw very close to 500 virtual participants take part in the live video feed event on Facebook. Hosted by Toronto’s TravelPulse team – Jim Byers, Marsha Mowers and John Kirk – the event was held in support of the local retail travel industry.
Video footage of the special Bingo game can be viewed on the TravelPulse Canada Trade Group Official Facebook page. If interaction is to be considered equal to success, then this particular one knocked it out the park. Not only did nearly 500 active players participate in the game, but more than 800 people working in professional retail travel ended up commenting on the proceedings.
But even more incredible than the participating figures, were the amazing prizes won on the evening in question. Two prizes totalling 25,000 TravelBrands Loyalty Points each, a 7-night stay with Etihad Airways, inclusive of flights as well as a partner hotel and additional flight to Cancun and courtesy of Air Canada Vacations, and a 4-night stay at the Grand Bavaro Bahia Principe, made up the incredible prize pool.
It Was A Team Effort
The idea behind the very special virtual Bingo game was born from a determination on the part of the entire TravelPulse team to bring some positivity to the travel industry during exceptionally taxing times. Agents especially, are being made to carry the bulk of the load, said TravelPulse Canada President John Kirk.
Kirk made a few comments after the time and said that having worked in travel his entire career, the majority of his memories have been gifted to him by the travel industry. This is the industry that Kirk says took care of him and provided for him, and so he deemed it important that something of value be given back to those who make the industry what it is: the agents.
Only The Beginning
According to Kirk, Friday afternoon’s TravelPulse Bingo game was only the beginning of many more awesome virtual Bingo events to come. At least 3 more similar events are planned, with the possibility of even more to follow should the current global hiatus prevail.
Kirk has invited all agents to like the official TravelPulse Canada Facebook page so as to gain access to information relating to the next big Bingo event scheduled to take place this week. He also confirmed that a Quebec game courtesy of TravelPulse Quebec would be rolled out over coming days.