Bruce Poon Tip, Founder of G Adventures, says that happiness is the best way to boost performance. We asked him about his company and how he works to get the best from employees.
We like to say G Adventures is more than just a travel company. We are the leader in terms of small group adventure trips around the world. We take travellers to more than 100 countries on all seven continents and have eight different travel styles including sailing and rail trips and local living trips, which are community- based tourism where you can stay with an Amazon tribe for a week.
With your talk based around professional success, please can you explain how to get the best from employees?
I believe that happiness drives successful companies. If people are happy at work, they will go the extra mile. Creating a great company culture is also crucial to success; when you build a business that’s an industry leader, people want to be a part of it. I love what I do and that’s contagious.
How do you inspire people in your own business?
I encourage my team to find what inspires them, and it can’t just be
work – you have to find things outside of work that inspire you, like art, wine, or travel. Have those creative moments, and bring that back to the workspace refreshed. I was lucky to discover my passion for travel at a very young age. As a young immigrant, moving to Canada had a big cultural impact on me and as child reading encyclopaedias and copies of National Geographic kept me interested in the world. I want my people to know their motivation.
Who should come to your talk?
Anyone who is interested in learning about finding passion and happiness working in travel – or even outside of travel… so everyone! Whether you’re a student in the travel industry, the founder of a start-up, or a leader of a large organization.
PURPOSE, HAPPINESS AND CONNECTION: GUARANTEES FOR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY?!
Category: Young Professionals Date: March 7, 2018
Time: 12pm – 12.45pm
Location: Hall 11.1, Young Professionals Stage
Photo: Bruce Poon Tip, Founder, G Adventures.