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The Multicultural Travel Summit is back!

27 and 28 October 2021

Women in Travel CIC, the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, has announced it 3rd annual Multicultural Travel Summit. The Summit is a hybrid event with both live and virtual elements, taking place on the 27th and 28th October 2021 and is sponsored by Google, Intrepid Travel and the University of Surrey.

Day 1

Day one of the Summit is a primarily invitation only evening event for media and corporate travel brands, and will feature the findings of a research project undertaken with the University of Surrey to understand UK Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic travellers.

Day 2

Day two is an all-day virtual workshop for content creators, influencers and travel entrepreneurs, with a focus on learning new skills and up skilling with workshops on building an outstanding personal brand, creating content on YouTube and engaging panel discussions.

Our Speakers

Fiona Anderson


Lola Akerstrom

Laverne Walker

Patrice Gordon

Mo Talukder

Chantal Potgieter

Ella Paradis

Jamie-Lee Abtar

Jenny Kovacs

Dr Albert Kimbu

Dr YooRi Kim

Dr S. Ramakrishnan

Prosanjit Saha

Aisha Shaibu

Caroline Sande

Sophie Lam

Tinique Hay

Wanda Duncan

Chris King

Maria Blackman

Summit Programme – DAY 2


Opening Remarks


Keynote – Lola Akerstrom, Award Winning Visual Storyteller, International Best selling Author


Panel – How to identify and source new opportunities in the travel industry? – Panelists: Wanda Duncan, Black Women Travel Podcast, Jenny Kovacs, Visibility Specialist, Tinique Hay, Hay Events, Caroline Sande, Travel Eat Slay, Chantal Potgieter, Themba Travel


Workshop – How to build an outstanding personal brand – Fiona Anderson, MD GEC PR


Lunch Break


Workshop – Creating Dynamic Content on Youtube – Presented by: Youtube


Black Women Travel Podcast Interview with Aisha Shaibu, Moonlight Experiences and Wanda Duncan , Founder Black Women Travel Podcast




PANEL – What brands look for in content creators and influencers? – Panelists: Sophie Lam, Travel Editor, The i Paper , Amanda Mason, Head of Marketing , Roadchef , Amy Skelding, Senior Partner, Finn Partners, Jamie-Lee Abtar , Founder 2219 Media and WIT Multicultural Travel Lead


How to become an intrepid Ambassador – Presented by: Intrepid Travel – Announcement of winners of the Intrepid Retreat


Closing Remarks

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