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AWTE 2022 Award Nominations Now Open

Updated: Oct 5, 2022

The Association of Women Travel Executives (AWTE) is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2022 Annual Awards.

The AWTE is inviting nominations from around the travel industry to honour those whose have made a significant contribution over the last 12 months.

The winners will be announced at the Annual Christmas lunch, which traditionally starts the travel festive season on the 5 December at The Swan Underglobe, Bankside, London.

Chair, Lindsay Garvey Jones said, “2022 has continued to be a really challenging time with Omnicron variant impacting the travel industry at the start of this year. However, the resilience of this incredible industry and its people how agile and innovative we can be. Once again, after the success of last year’s combined event we are delighted be able to bring together our Annual Awards and our Christmas lunch in one-star studded event. With so many people going above and beyond in the last 12 months, and this is an ideal opportunity to recognise those efforts. For 2022, we have also reviewed our Annual Award categories along with how the nominations are judged. We are welcoming industry experts to join with members from the AWTE Board to be on a judging panel.

There are a limited number of tickets still available for the Annual Awards and Christmas lunch, which can be booked on our website, so book now to avoid disappointment This year’s lunch features Travel Gossip as Headline Sponsor, and Avis as the entertainment Sponsor.”

Jonathan Wall, Director of Ellman Wall, sponsor of the Start-up of the year Award commented, “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”.

Travel industry employees can nominate themselves, a deserving colleague or someone they admire as well as a company that they believe really supports women with their career in the industry so that AWTE can publicly recognise their contribution.

Nominations are open for the following categories and can be completed here:

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. – Sponsored by Gail Kenny Executive Recruitment

Ambassador Award –This award recognises a travel industry male professional who actively encourages, enables, and supports women in business – Sponsored by Ambassador Cruise Line

Start Up of the year Award - For an engaging, innovative, and impactful female start-up created to change the way we travel – Sponsored by Ellman Wall

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

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 – Sponsored by Intrepid Travel

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. – in partnership with ITT

The deadline for nominations is the 31 October 2022.

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