I Love Travel Holiday Party 2016

Time To Celebrate!

After a busy fall spent organizing and planning the #TripofaLifetime for thousands of students across North America, I Love Travel staff finally got to celebrate at our Festive AF Themed Holiday Party at the Berkeley Bicycle Club.

The partners! From Left to Right: Meraj Delavari, Alexander Handa, Eugene Winer, Arlene Dizon, Justin Van Camp, & Jeremey Arseneau

The partners! From Left to Right: Meraj Delavari, Alexander Handa, Eugene Winer, Arlene Dizon, Justin Van Camp, & Jeremey Arseneau

The requirements were simple: come dressed to impress in your best ugly holiday sweater or better. In true I Love Travel fashion, all our staff and their beloved plus-ones pulled out all the stops. Some dusting off their ugly snowman sweaters, matching beer pong sweaters, full holiday suits and everything in between. Our holiday party is all about spending time together outside of the office, sharing a glass of bubbly with your coworker's loved ones and celebrating the holidays.

Piper in her DIY Festive AF sweater!

Piper in her DIY Festive AF sweater!

We had a “carol-karaoke” booth set-up where groups could sing their favourite holiday tunes while others opted for 90’s classics. We always like there to be some type of activity that allows new people to meet one another and share hilarious memories.

Carol-Kareoke!

Carol-Kareoke!

We decided this year our food and beverage service would include a perogie station with sour cream, caramelized onion and optional bacon as well as pulled pork sliders to satisfy everyone's midnight cravings. To #LeaveOnlyFootprints, we opted for glassware as opposed to the disposable “red solo cups” that would have really made it feel like a house party. However, we always try to be considerate of the amount of waste created during these types of events and as small as it is reusing wine glasses and serving beers directly from the can really goes a long way.

Our crew tore up the dance floor until the early hours of the morning including a special choreographed performance by an unexpected duo, Trip Planner Luigi Durbia and Destination Operations Coordinator, Lindsay Morris. They had the whole audience captivated as they moved in sync to a holiday and caribbean mash up. Our resident I Love Travel DJ, Julian Lowkey played bangers all night and had the whole company busting it on the dance floor. We topped the surprised off with a slippery, firework filled, minty Jungle Juice ceremony hosted by our wild Campus Vacations Team.

Akim and Kirk from our Vancouver Office! 

Akim and Kirk from our Vancouver Office! 

If there is anyone who knows how to party it is I Love Travel staff and as we should, we throw parties & events for a living. It's a combination of the vibe, the decor, the venue, the food, the beverages but mostly our staff’s sheer enthusiasm for getting dressed up in the wildest outfits and going all out that makes our parties one of a kind. It’s all about our passion.


Published by Robyn Cooper - Talent Manager & Full-Time I Love Travel Staff