NEW AWTE and ITT collaboration announced

The Association of Women Travel Executives (AWTE) is delighted to announce a new collaboration with the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), on the back of the appointment of the new AWTE Board last week. This new partnership will allow the two associations to work more closely together where there are common goals. This includes collaboration on existing events throughout the year, benefitting members of both associations. The boards will also be looking at new event opportunities bringing all members together, to network and share best practice.


To recognise contributions to the industry, the AWTE will be sponsoring the brand new ‘Trailblazer of the Year’ award at the ITT Future You Awards, which will be awarded to an individual who has done exceptional work in championing diversity, equality and inclusion within their business, the industry, university or college. In return, ITT will be sponsoring the newly created ‘Rising Star Award’ at the annual AWTE awards which will take place at the AWTE Christmas Lunch on the 6th December 2022. The Rising Star Award will be an opportunity to celebrate individuals who are making waves across the industry and fast tracking their career.


Lindsay Garvey-Jones, new Chair, and Communications Director of the AWTE says: “I am thrilled that the AWTE and ITT are going to be working more closely moving forwards. Our goals and aspirations for the travel industry are so closely aligned that it just makes sense for us to be working together to ensure that we achieve our aspirations of being more inclusive and championing diversity and equality. AWTE and ITT have always enjoyed a very convivial and positive relationship and feel that by working collaboratively together allows for even more innovation and creativity as we support our industry in their recovery into 2022 and beyond. It’s an exciting time for all of us.


Dr Steven Freudmann, Chair of ITT says “There has never been a more crucial time for collaboration, as we look to rebuild our industry into a more sustainable and welcoming place to work. ITT and AWTE have worked closely in the past and we look forward to strengthening that relationship as we move through 2022. The Trailblazer of the Year award is a welcome addition to our suite of inspiring ITT Future You Awards, and we are proud to sponsor the new Rising Star Award, championing the next generation of industry talent, which as at the heart of what ITT is about. The ITT Board is looking forward to collaborating for the benefit of members of both associations.”


Tickets are already on sale for all the events scheduled to take place in 2022 including the AWTE Summer BBQ, the AWTE Wellness Walks and swims and the AWTE annual Christmas Lunch and Awards. For more details and to buy tickets visit: https://www.awte.org.uk/events.


ITT’s upcoming 2022 events include: ITT Odyssey Supper (26th May), ITT Conference - Istanbul (14th – 16th June), free NetworkITT (6th July) and the ITT Summer Party & ITT Future You Awards (20th July). For more details visit: https://www.itt.co.uk/upcoming-events


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Editor’s notes

Founded in 1954, AWTE is a member organisation that provides women in the travel industry with a program of professional development seminars, workshops and events for business improvement and networking. A not-for-profit organization, the AWTE is run voluntarily by a board of experienced women in the travel sector. In addition to individual membership, AWTE offers Company and individual Membership that welcomes male members.


Contact: michelle.laverick@sky.com, 0780 9644441 – AWTE

About ITT

Established in 1956, the Institute of Travel & Tourism was set up to raise and maintain professional standards throughout the travel industry and for the benefit of its Members. Membership of ITT is open to everyone involved in travel and tourism – whether employed by a travel agency, airline, tour operator, hotel, tourist office, car hire company or any other travel related business such as PR, law and marketing.

For further information:

Dr Steven Freudmann

ITT ‪- Chair

Email: steven@itt.co.uk

www.itt.co.uk


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