G Adventures has announced its popular agent incentive programme, Change Makers, is returning for 2020 with even more agents earning their way to the global summit, which is today being revealed as India and Nepal from April 20 – 26, 2020.
The Change Makers challenge incentivises agents to focus on changing people’s lives through travel, and gives them the opportunity to showcase how they have given back to their own community via a social good submission category. Agents who successfully earn a place at the Change Makers Summit will see firsthand how their work directly impacts local communities in the destinations G Adventures goes.
Change Makers is live now and runs until January 31, 2020. In total more than 150 makers of change from the UK & Ireland, continental Europe, Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, and for the first time ever, South Africa, will be brought together at the Change Makers Summit which will include members of G Adventures’ team of global purpose specialists and senior leaders from around the world.
The summit comprises of a week-long trip where agents will see their impact in action, with highlights including Planeterra projects such as Women on Wheels and the Delhi Youth City Walk in India, and the Sisterhood of Survivors and Panauti Community Homestay projects in Nepal. There will also be destination highlights to help agents build their product knowledge. The trips ends with a full-day, immersive G Adventures experience with guest speakers, and a special party night to remember.
To be eligible to earn a space, agents automatically receive one entry per ‘life changed’ (traveller booked). They can also enter via the ‘social good’ submission category, by submitting work they have done that gives back to their local community.
David Green, vice president, G Adventures, says G Adventures’ purpose as an organisation is to change lives through travel, and the Change Makers summit has demonstrated its success in reminding agents why they do the job they do.
“The feedback following our inaugural Change Makers Summit earlier this year was nothing short of phenomenal. At G Adventures, we change the lives of our travellers when they choose to explore the world with us and as leaders in community tourism we change the lives of people in the places we go. The natural next step for us was to extend this experience to our valued agency partners to help them remember their own purpose, and the positive impact they have with every booking they make,” says Green.
The 2020 Change Makers Challenge runs from July 01, 2019 to January 31, 2020. Agents can visit www.gadventures.com/changemakers or speak to their regional global purpose specialist for more information.