Work Hard, Play Harder!

Work Hard, Play Harder!

On Aug 6th, a sunny Saturday, 12 of our GetYourGuidees gathered to compete in this year’s Touri Beach Masters volleyball tournament.  Not even the heavy rain shower could stop them from fighting for the trophy!

We sat down with Valentina Costa, who was one of our Volleyball aces, to get an inside scoop on the day’s events!

All 18 Touri teams competing for the trophy.

Who took part in the Tournament?

Valentina: We took part with 12 colleagues from across all departments, like Customer Service, Acquisition, HR, Engineering, Product & Design. It was a great opportunity to hang out with people that you don't normally cross paths with at work. We all mixed up into three teams of four. 

Our opponents were 18 more teams from startups and companies in the tourism industry, e.g. Holiday Pirates, Secret Escapes and the Maritim Hotel.

It was a day full of sun, sand, pitching, fun and laughter.

Our 12 GetYourGuide warriors:  Martina, Yona, Monika, Selim, myself (the Customer Service power), Tom and John (the Dutch power), Eva, Denisa, Peter, Marlene and Matteo (the Super Mix power).

Our 12 GetYourGuide warriors: 
Martina, Yona, Monika, Selim, myself (the Customer Service power), Tom and John (the Dutch power), Eva, Denisa, Peter, Marlene and Matteo (the Super Mix power).

What was the funniest moment?

Valentina: Well it already started funny as we were “a bit late”. Okay, admittedly we were the last ones to arrive at the venue. After the MC explained the rules, we stood in the middle of the field trying to frantically organize ourselves. When we turned around, all the other teams were in a huge circle performing stretches, jumps, pumps and whatever else was needed to warm up. In that moment we thought we had no chance of winning!

How did you do in the end?

After no warm up, no training (and for some of us, no sleep) one of our three teams was on the podium with an awesome 3rd place trophy in hand!

The other two teams came in 10th and 13th place! A pretty good outcome for a day that started so chaotic I would say. :)

What is your takeaway from the day?

#staycurious—play games!

Fighting hard to get a spot on the winner's podium: team 1

Fighting hard to get a spot on the winner's podium: team 1

 

 

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