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Avis Budget Group challenges the travel industry

04 July 2017

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Avis Budget Group challenges the travel industry

The Avis Budget Group has taken its commitment to the travel industry to the next level with their Avis Budget Group GameChanger challenge, launched today. Thought to be an industry first, the initiative focuses on encouraging those in the travel industry to stay fit and active this winter, whilst offering a bit of healthy competition along the way!

Staff from eight Corporate Travel Management Companies from throughout New Zealand have been invited to take up the inaugural GameChanger challenge including Corporate Travel Management, Orbit World Travel, Executive Travel Group, First Travel Group, APX Travel, Tandem Travel, Corporate Traveller and Flight Centre.

Avis Budget Group’s New Zealand Corporate Sales Manager, Ross Morley, said; “We wanted to launch a positive industry initiative that encouraged people to stay fit and healthy, and one which the Avis Budget Group could participate in alongside our industry peers. The GameChanger challenge is about creating an environment where people can draw on the motivation of the group to help them achieve their individual goals, and we hope it will have positive flow on effects in combating workplace stress and improving productivity. We anticipate a little friendly rivalry between the participating organisations, but imagine this will only serve as additional motivation!”

There are two ways employees from the participating organisations can engage with the initiative which runs until the 7th of October. Firstly, by joining the Avis Budget GameChanger Facebook Group and then simply posting pictures of themselves being active; whether it’s playing netball, paddle-boarding or just out for a walk. The more active participants are, the more chances they’ll have of scoring fantastic weekly prizes as well as an overall grand prize of $1,000.

The second option is to register their interest at www.runnerregistration.co.nz for the chance to represent their organisation at the Tauranga International Marathon on the 7th of October, sponsored by Avis Budget Group. With 42km, 21km, 10km and 6km run/walk options available, there’s something for all levels of fitness and ability. Three lucky people from each organisation will then be selected to line up on the start-line alongside runners from the Avis Budget Group, which operates the Avis, Budget and Apex Car Rental brands.

To take up the Avis Budget Group GameChanger Challenge or learn more, join the Avis Budget GameChanger Facebook Group today!

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