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πŸŽ‰ IWTTF & AWARDS 2024 – Save the date for June 26th & 27th πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰ IWTTF & AWARDS 2024 – Save the date for June 26th & 27th πŸŽ‰
2nd February 2024 Simona Listvanaite
Simona Listvanaite
In Events, News

In the vibrant realm of the travel, tourism, and hospitality sectors, a groundbreaking event is set to unfold, promising not just conversations but a resounding celebration of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The International Women in Travel and Tourism Forum (IWTTF) and Awards are back in 2024, scheduled for June 26 and 27. Get ready for two days filled with spirited discussions, thought-provoking debates, and the recognition of trailblazers who champion diversity in the industry.

Growth and Inclusivity: Since its inception in 2019, the IWTTF has evolved into an international haven for women+ and like-minded men+ to unite, accelerating discussions on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within the travel industry. After a sold-out event in 2023, the forum is returning to the grandeur of Google’s Kings Cross office, its largest conference space in London, on Thursday, June 27. This year promises an even more significant gathering, as the industry comes together to create a lasting impact.

Distinguished Sponsors and Speakers: The IWTTF and IWTTF Awards 2024 have garnered support from industry giants, with Intrepid Travel leading the way as the Founding Sponsor. Zina Bencheikh, EMEA Managing Director of Intrepid Travel, will also take on the role of Conference Chair, ensuring a dynamic and engaging event. Other sponsors so far include Google, Expedia, Tourradar, Eurail, Visit Malta, Diamond Air, Atkin Jones, BlueSoup, Georgian House and Manchester Airport Group, all contributing to the success of this monumental event.

Renowned diversity champion Jo Rzymowska has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies, ensuring that the day is not only informative but also captivating. The agenda will cover cutting-edge topics such as accessibility, allyship, ageism, and inclusive leadership, guaranteeing a comprehensive exploration of the facets of diversity within the travel industry.

IWTTF Awards – Recognizing Champions: The IWTTF Awards, introduced last year, return on the evening of June 26, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Expedia’s flagship office in Angel. This exclusive event recognizes and celebrates advocates and changemakers in DEI and women’s empowerment within the travel industry. Ambassadors from last year’s winners and finalists, including representatives from Audley Travel, Contiki, Forbes, and Unseen Tours, will be present, adding their voices to the ongoing conversation.

Categories for the awards mirror Women in Travel CIC’s core pillars of Leadership, Talent and Recruitment, Allyship, and DEI, with new categories for 2024 yet to be unveiled. Brace yourselves for a night that not only acknowledges achievements but sets the stage for a future of greater inclusivity and opportunity.

Alessandra Alonso, the visionary Managing Director and Founder of Women in Travel CIC, expressed her excitement about the upcoming event, highlighting the overwhelming success of the previous forums and awards. She emphasized the continuous support from sponsors, without whom this incredible journey would not be possible.

As the countdown to IWTTF 2024 begins, the Women in Travel CIC is not only preparing for the main event but also organizing a series of smaller IWTTF Mixer events in the months leading up to the forum.

Stay engaged by following Women in Travel CIC on social media – Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and the Newsletter or visiting www.iwttf.com for regular updates on speakers, sponsors, and the event program.

The International Women in Travel and Tourism Forum and Awards 2024 are not just events; they are milestones in the journey toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive travel industry. Join the movement, be part of the conversation, and witness the transformative power of unity in action. As the industry’s leading event in this space, IWTTF 2024 is a beacon of hope and inspiration, illuminating the path towards a future where everyone has a seat at the table!

 

Women in Travel CIC Team

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