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AWTE & Women 1st launch exciting mentoring partnership

Posted 13th February 2012

The AWTE and Women 1st, the training, mentoring and thought leadership initiative from People 1st, are teaming up to launch a powerful new mentoring partnership. The scheme will benefit the members of both organisations and promote the skills and confidence of women in the travel, tourism, leisure and hospitality industries.…

Christmas Lunch raises over £8000 for Just a Drop

Posted 24th January 2012

The legendary AWTE Christmas Lunch sponsored by Dubai Tourism once again delivered a cracking line-up of big-name speaker, entertainment, charity auction and industry awards. Tricia Handley Hughes, former AWTE chair, won the AWTE Honorary Award (in memory of Joan Richardson), and Lorraine Barnes Burton, chief executive of the British Travel…

AWTE hosts panel debate on Choosing your Board

Posted 13th September 2011

Boardroom diversity is a hot topic, thanks to the Davies Report setting targets for female representation on the boards of FTSE 100 companies. But what needs to happen to ensure that women will make up 25% of boards by 2015? To address how companies will make these changes at the…

AWTE sponsors Paralympic hopeful

Posted 28th August 2011

The Association of Women Travel Executives (AWTE) is delighted to announce the recipient of the AWTE London 2012 Athlete Sponsorship Award. Bethany Woodward, a Paralympian runner who will compete in the 200m, 400m and 100m relay races, will receive the award to support her in her efforts to be chosen…

Businesses need diversity, not gender quotas, says leading female figure in travel

Posted 28th July 2011

Diversity of age, gender and experience is what makes a successful business – not gender quotas for the board. That’s according to Jo Rzymowska, associate vice president and general manager of Royal Caribbean International, who was addressing the Association of Women Travel Executive’s (AWTE) Sunset Cruise, sponsored by Teletext Holidays.…