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  Annual Awards 

The Sparkling Awards Ceremony took place on Monday 5th December and the winners of the awards are as follows...

Honorary Award


Honouring a female who has gone above and beyond in the past year to challenge the status quo as a thought leader in the industry.

The winner is: 


Alessandro Alonso, Founder, Women in Travel CIC

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Ambassador Award


This award recognises a travel industry male professional who actively encourages, enables, and supports women in business.

The winner is: 


Daniel Pearce, CEO, TTG Media

Start Up of the year Award

For an engaging, innovative, and impactful female start-up created to change the way we travel

The winner is: 


Best Workplaces in Travel

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Social Impact Award

For an individual or brand that has shown innovation in ways that have positively impacted the travel community or has developed their strategy in a sustainable and impactful way.

The winner is: 



Inclusion Award


For a travel brand that has shown outstanding commitment to equality on their board and across the whole business, allowing women to reach their full potential.

The winner is: 




Rising Star of the year Award


For an individual who is 30 or under, relatively fresh to the industry and has made a significant impact.

The winner is: 


Louise Holt, Eurocamp

A few words from our sponsors

Elman Wall

As leading accountants to the travel industry, acting for many best-in-class travel arrangers, Elman Wall, part of the Xeinadin Group, are delighted to support AWTE's Best Start-up award. We want to help the next generation of Women leaders make their hopes and dreams come true in building fantastic travel businesses.

Gail Kenny Recruitment

As the market leader when it comes to connecting the best travel, digital and technology talent with innovative, diverse and growing brands within travel & hospitality, Gail Kenny Executive Recruitment is delighted to sponsor the AWTE Honorary Award this year.

As champions of diversity, equality and well-being in the workplace, this Award is a unique opportunity to recognise female leadership and achievement in our Industry. We are proud to support this Award which not only recognises great individual impact and success but showcases what amazing things can be achieved with a career in Travel. 


Intrepid is delighted to be supporting the Inclusion category at the AWTE Awards this year. As travel’s largest B Corporation, diversity and inclusion is very close to our hearts. We believe our strength is in our differences, and we are committed to creating inclusive teams across our business.

As we recover from the pandemic, the benefits of having a diverse workforce are more relevant than ever. If diversity and inclusion is woven into a business, the business will attract better talent, retain good people and ultimately be more successful.

We are looking forward to hearing about some outstanding examples of travel brands who have taken steps to drive equality on their board and across their business at every level.

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