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Hold onto your hats, it’s the Women In Travel Power List!

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

 

  1.    KARIN SHEPPARD

Chief Operating Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group

 

  1.    KAYLENE SHUTTLEWOOD

Managing Director, Travelport

 

  1.    LISA RONSON

Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Australia

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  1.    LISA AKEROYD

Managing Director, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

 

  1.    PENNY SPENCER

Managing Director, Spencer Travel

 

  1.    JACQUI WALSHE

Managing Director, The Walshe Group

 

  1.      WENDY WU

Founder & Chairperson, Wendy Wu Tours

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  1.      OLIVIA WIRTH

Group Executive Brand, Qantas

 

  1.      SARAH BUILT

General Manager Australia & NZ, Etihad Airways

 

  1.      JUDITH CROMPTON

CEO Travel and Aviation, Cover-More Group

 

  1.      SARINA BRATTON

Asia Pacific Chairman, Ponant

 

  1. MELANIE WATERS-RYAN

Chief Operating Officer, Flight Centre Travel Group

 

  1.      JAYNE HRDLICKA

CEO, Jetstar Group

 

  1.     ANN SHERRY

Executive Chairman, Carnival Australia

 

  1. CINZIA BURNES

Executive Director, Helloworld

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Congratulations to all these amazing pioneers of the industry.

The who’s who of the industry were in attendance last night – check out all the photo gallery from the Women in Travel Awards now, and also who won in the 17 categories.

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