CATO announces International Women’s Day event for 2024

Brisbane city and Soutbank view during a sunny afternoon. Brisbane is the third largest city of Australia and capital of the Queensland state.
Edited by Travel Weekly


    The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) has announced the return of its celebrated International Women’s Day Lunch in 2024. 

    This event, held in Brisbane on 7 March, will be hosted at the Calile Hotel, a perennial fixture on lists of the world’s top 50 hotels, providing the perfect backdrop for an inspiring day of empowerment.

    CATO’s International Women’s Day Lunch has evolved into a pivotal occasion, dedicated to recognizing the exceptional contributions of its female members who are at the forefront of reshaping the travel and tourism industry. 

    Brett Jardine, managing director of CATO said: “We are looking forward to hearing invaluable insights, personal stories, and experiences that promise to ignite inspiration among all in attendance, aligning perfectly with the theme of IWD 2024. We are also delighted to announce our headline sponsor for IWD 2024, The Travel Corporation, and supporting sponsor, Entire Travel Group. We extend our heartfelt thanks to them for their unwavering support.”

    Embodying The Travel Corporation’s unwavering dedication to empowering women and our deep commitment to fostering meaningful connections through our transformative Make Travel Matter experiences worldwide, we are proud to sponsor the CATO International Women’s Day lunch. It’s a fantastic occasion to celebrate the remarkable achievements of women within the touring sector while eagerly anticipating a bright future for our emerging leaders” said Toni Ambler, Managing Director of TTC Tour Brands & Ben Hall CEO of AAT Kings in a joint statement.

    This year’s lunch promises to once again be a dynamic and engaging experience. We invite industry professionals, enthusiasts, and all who share our passion for travel, to join us for a lively discussion as we celebrate the innovative women of CATO, who contribute immeasurable value to the travel industry as a whole.

    Event Details: 

    Date: 7th March 2024 

    – Time: 12pm – 3pm 

    – Location: The Calile Hotel, Brisbane 

    – Price $135 (including a Three course lunch and beverages) 

    For further ticket information, please see here. 

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