Travel Agents

There is still a 24% gender pay gap in travel

The time has come to have a serious discussion about gender equity in travel.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency requires Australian private companies with more than 100 staff to report on employees’ salaries.

Accordingly there were 16 tour and travel companies who were required to declare their gender equity data.

The results aren’t great.

Yes, we knew the travel industry was female dominated; the total figure is 65.3 per cent women.

And yet, in executive positions the same proportion, 66 per cent, are males. Something is happening with the female transition from middle to high level executive roles.

There’s also a gender pay gap of 24.1 per centacross the board. That means women are not being paid for at least one day of work a week.

Don’t believe us? Check out the stats below:

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So what’s Travel Weekly doing to support the issue? Quite a lot actually.

Travel Weekly is proud to present the Women in Travel Awards held on 27 November at Doltone House Darling Island.

To see which incredible women made the shortlist, click here

The awards night will be a gala cocktail party where we will also be announcing Travel Weekly’s Power List – recognising the 30 most influential women in the Australia travelscape.

More than just recognition, the Awards provide an opportunity for new business opportunities and network expansion, as well as a chance to learn from some of the most empowering and inspiring women in your industry.

Come along, gush over winners and finalists, and mingle with the industry’s best.

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