Not only did Travel Weekly honour the best and brightest females at the Women in Travel Awards last night via a number of categories, we once again compiled a list of the most powerful women in the industry.
Our esteemed judges had the very tough task of whittling down the hundreds of nominations to 20, with Contiki’s Katrina Barry – who came in at number five on last year’s Power List – claiming top spot.
Check out the full list below:
- Kaylene Shuttlewood – regional managing director, Travel Counsellors Australia
- Debra Fox – chief commercial officer, APT Travel Group
- Sujata Raman – regional managing director for Australia and Asia Pacific, Abercrombie & Kent
- Gai Tyrrell – managing director for Australasia, Globus Family of Brands
- Caroline Hitchen – general manager, Creative Cruising
- Jo Palmer – owner and managing director, Gate 7
- Kiyo Weiss – regional director for Asia Pacific, Air Canada
- Jacqui Walshe – chair and managing director, The Walshe Group / deputy chair, ATEC
- Ann Elliott – general manager of corporate and industry sales, Virgin Australia
- Rachael Harding – general manager, Club Med
- Sarah Built – general manager for Australia and New Zealand, Etihad Airways
- Penny Spencer – managing director, Spencer Group of Companies
- Olivia Wirth – CEO, Qantas Loyalty
- Helen Wong – founder and managing director, Helen Wong’s Tours
- Wendy Wu – founder, Wendy Wu Tours
- Cinzia Burnes – COO, The AOT Group / executive director, Helloworld Travel
- Karen Christensen – managing director and senior vice president, Crystal Cruises
- Melanie Waters-Ryan – COO, Flight Centre Travel Group
- Ann Sherry – adviser, Carnival Australia / chair, UNICEF Australia
- Katrina Barry – managing director, Contiki Australasia
Congrats to all those who made this year’s Women in Travel Power List, and if you missed the announcement of the Women in Travel Awards 2019 winners, you can check it out here.