Who are the top female heavy hitters in the travel industry?
The travel industry has spoken, providing Travel Weekly with an impressive long-list of our most powerful women. After sifting through hundreds of nominations, a select panel of expert judges has decided on the 15 most influential women in the travel industry.
Revealed at a sold-out glittering gala cocktail party to celebrate the inaugural Women in Travel Awards in Sydney last night where most of the top 15 women were in attendance, we can now reveal just who made the cut.
And here they are!
Women in Travel 2016 Power List
- KARIN SHEPPARD
Chief Operating Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group
- KAYLENE SHUTTLEWOOD
Managing Director, Travelport
- LISA RONSON
Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Australia
- LISA AKEROYD
Managing Director, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
- PENNY SPENCER
Managing Director, Spencer Travel
- JACQUI WALSHE
Managing Director, The Walshe Group
- WENDY WU
Founder & Chairperson, Wendy Wu Tours
- OLIVIA WIRTH
Group Executive Brand, Qantas
- SARAH BUILT
General Manager Australia & NZ, Etihad Airways
- JUDITH CROMPTON
CEO Travel and Aviation, Cover-More Group
- SARINA BRATTON
Asia Pacific Chairman, Ponant
- MELANIE WATERS-RYAN
Chief Operating Officer, Flight Centre Travel Group
- JAYNE HRDLICKA
CEO, Jetstar Group
- ANN SHERRY
Executive Chairman, Carnival Australia
- CINZIA BURNES
Executive Director, Helloworld
Congratulations to all these amazing pioneers of the industry.