Reho Travel CEO Karsten Horne is well known as a bit of a fitness freak, so there’s no doubt that whilst unable to get outside and race during the lockdown, he’s likely to go stir crazy.
In “Staying Fit to Travel” the third episode of his series Rehome Travel video series (you can learn more about his lockdown videos here) there is strong evidence that Karsten has in fact gone nuts.
In the video, which you can watch below, he takes us into the empty Melbourne office where he has set up a Spartan inspired training circuit.
In the first
Karsten Horne says “It is important to get through without damaging the plants, which in recent weeks due to a cleaner environment, are out of control”.
He is then confronted by two heavy paint tins, the challenge is to lock them away without causing a toxic chemical spill.
Into the race the most painful part, according to Karsten is “The brochure
Throw” where he has 10 seconds to discard as many 2020 brochures as he
The course is littered with in jokes as he hoists a hidden bottle of Bailey’s,
steps around a Hawthorn scarf (described as sewerage) and crawls under
the boardroom table with his eyes shut.
Reho Travel has been a Qantas Platinum member for 15 years and those
agents who have achieved the status will know how sharp the trophies are.
In “The Qantas Hold” a world first, Karsten threatens to suspend himself
above the grounded trophies for as long as it takes to get through to
Eventually he concedes and puts safety first, limiting the hold
to a more customer friendly 30 seconds.
The video carries both a strong message and a challenge.
With this new series, Karsten reminds the industry that although we can’t
travel right now, we really should try and keep fit, have fun and not take
ourselves too seriously.
He says it’s our role as the travel industry to keep the enthusiasm up
around the value of travelling.
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