Travel Agents

Rejoice! The Women in Travel extravaganza is back!

Travel Weekly’s own Women in Travel event is back with a bang for 2017, except this year it’s even better than last year.

Not only are we bringing back the incredible gala awards night to celebrate the best females in the business, complete with inspiring keynote speakers, but we’re now launching a female-centric forum during the day to share insights, inspire each other, and move towards a more equal future.

Attendees to the WIT forum will have the chance to take part in speed mentoring with powerhouses from across the travel industry and up-close exposure to highly successful, inspiring women and men.

We know, it’s a lot to take in. So let’s break it down.

Women in Travel Forum

Monday, 27 November 2017
Doltone House, Darling Island

Attendees will not only take part in speed mentoring, but also get involved in coaching sessions to equip them in the skills and mindsets they need to do their bit to change the ratio.

Every person should walk away with at least one step they can take immediately to contribute to the promotion of women in travel.

The day will kick off at 9am, with a keynote speech from a (soon to be announced) powerhouse woman.

Speed mentoring will see small groups rotating every 20 minutes to meet a different mentor, before numerous masterclasses kick off in the afternoon following lunch.

You can buy earlybird tickets HERE.

Women in Travel Awards

Monday, 27 November 2017
Doltone House, Darling Island

Inspirational women are all around us – leading, innovating and mentoring the next generation, and Travel Weekly will recognise this with its annual Women in Travel Awards.

Running for the second year, this program recognises those exceptional women who have achieved success in their professional arenas and celebrates their invaluable contribution through their leadership, innovation and courage to their industry.

There are a whopping 18 categories this year to enter into:

  1. Employer of the Year
  2. Social Media
  3. Drive and Rail
  4. Retail
  5. Corporate
  6. Rising Star of the Year
  7. Marketer of the Year
  8. Mentor of the Year
  9. PR of the Year
  10. Sales Person of the Year
  11. Wholesale
  12. Cruise
  13. Aviation
  14. Tourism Board
  15. Technology
  16. Hotel
  17. Entrepreneur of the Year
  18. Male Champion of Change

You can find the entry criteria for each category HERE, with clear details on how to enter. Meanwhile, you can kickstart your entries HERE.

You can also buy tickets HERE and even get discounts on a forum X awards combo ticket.

Some general rules and award guidelines:

    1. The deadline for entries is 5pm AEST, Thursday 12 October.
    2. You are eligible to enter more than one category, as long as the work submitted meets the criteria.
    3. Previous Women in Travel award winners ARE eligible to enter again.
    4. Peer and self-nominations are accepted.
    5. Judging is done by a panel of industry experts and entries are given a score out of 100.
    6. Please ensure all details are entered accurately, and please include nominee’s profile photo (in Attachment tab), as this will be used for the Awards presentation. For those entering Employer category, please include a team photo.
    7. All nominees must purchase ticket to attend awards gala cocktail event.

All other info can be found on the Women in Travel website here, but if you’ve been living under a rock or had your memory wiped by aliens, relive some of the magic in last year’s awards winners HERE and the rockstar glitz and glam photos from the awards night HERE and HERE and HERE.

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