Events

Entries open for Women in Travel Awards 2020!

The Women in Travel Awards are back for their fifth year, with talented and hard-working industry females invited to enter now!

The awards recognise women who have achieved astronomic success in their professional arenas and celebrate their invaluable contribution to the industry through leadership, innovation and courage.

Whether they work on the reception desk or run a company with hundreds of employees, women from all levels of business are encouraged to enter the awards program, which features 19 categories covering every corner of the travel industry.

Submissions will be judged by a panel of esteemed industry leaders and experts, before the winners are revealed an awards ceremony on Thursday 18 June 2020 at Doltone House Darling Island in Sydney.

Now, before you start working on your entry, here are a few key points to note down:

  • Anyone can enter, and you do not need to be nominated beforehand.
  • You can enter more than one category, as long as your submission meets the criteria.
  • Previous Women in Travel Award winners are eligible to enter again.
  • An entry must be filled out and submitted in order to be eligible for judging.
  • Judging is done by a panel of industry experts and entries are given a score out of 100.
  • Please ensure all details are entered accurately, and that the entrant’s profile photo is included (in the attachment tab), as this will be used for the awards presentation. For those entering the Employer category, please include a team photo.
  • The award categories and criteria have been updated, so please review closely before commencing your entry.
  • Please save your Women in Travel Awards entry in a Word doc in case so many of you jump onto the awards portal that it crashes. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
  • The deadline for ALL entries is Thursday 9 April at 5pm (AEST).
  • ENTRY IS FREE!
  • All entrants and finalists must purchase a ticket if they wish to attend the awards night.

Submit your entry now HERE and/or nominate one of your peers HERE. And for more information on the awards, click HERE.

To get you inspired, check out the full list of last year’s award winners along with all the photos from the glitzy and glamorous affair.

Early bird tickets for this year’s Women in Travel Awards are on sale now. Click HERE to secure your spot.

And here are the key dates to mark down in your diary:

Entries close: Thursday 9 April 2020 at 5pm (AEST)

Judging period: Monday 20 April to Friday 1 May 2020

Awards shortlist announced: Friday 8 May 2020

Early bird ticket sale closes: Friday 1 May 2020 at 5pm (AEST)

Full-price ticket sale closes: Wednesday 3 June 2020 after 5pm (AEST)

Slept-in tickets on sale: Thursday 4 June 2020 after 5pm (AEST)

Awards night: Thursday 18 June 2020 at Doltone House Darling Island

Recognising exceptional women in their profession is more than just a night to remember. Enter the Women in Travel Awards today to be part of the movement.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Aviation

Women from 10 flights taken for invasive medical examinations in Qatar, says Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister

More troubling details have emerged over the Qatar airport incident involving a number of Australian women.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tasmania plans to reopen to NSW from early November

by Christian Fleetwood

Have your NSW clients been yearning for a quarantine-free trip to Tasmania? Well, they can consider this an early Christmas present from Premier Gutwein.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas and Virgin announce new Aussie routes

Tell your clients to pack their bags, because the two airlines have added a range of new local routes, reintroductions and expanded services.

Share

CommentComments

Midweek Interview

Life in the time of COVID-19 with YTL Hotels’ Luke Hurford

We caught up with YTL Hotels’ senior vice president of strategy to find out how he’s been faring during the pandemic. However, it was hard to hear him through the layer of snow he keeps on his face.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

“GREAT SUCCESS”: Kazakhstan cashes in on new Borat film in latest tourism campaign

In some very nice news for Sacha Baron Cohen fans, it looks like Borat’s home country has finally decided to accept him… sort of.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Plane passenger slaps flight attendant after refusing to wear a mask

Just in case you need another reason to hate anti-maskers, have a geeze at this video of an unruly passenger’s shocking behaviour.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Princess Cruises pushes back its pause on local sailings

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly has extended its pause on office drinks after a particularly bad incident involving a pot plant and copious amounts of slivovitz.

Share

CommentComments

Road & Rail

TUNE IN: New TV show to highlight Australia’s ‘Roads Less Travelled’

Get the popcorn ready and watch the client inquiries roll in because Network 10 is debuting a new show that places domestic travel front and centre.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Globus and Cosmos launch new Australian and NZ tours

This press release was accompanied by a couple of bottles of wine from the gold folk at GFOB, and Travel Weekly’s editor is already on the seocnd one, so please excuse any typos.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

“Offensive, grossly inappropriate” vaginal examinations of female plane passengers reported to Australian Federal Police

The federal government is demanding answers from the relevant authorities, after 13 Australian women were forced to undergo invasive medical examinations at an international airport.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

NSW New England region gets its first five-star hotel

Bespoke leather bedheads, marble bedside tables and bathrooms, 4K smart TVs, Tesla charging stations… it’s fair to say this property has been pimped out.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Victoria celebrates second ‘donut day’, as tourism industry reacts to easing of restrictions

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel Weekly staff are enjoying a few Krispy Kremes in celebration of Victoria’s consecutive ‘donut days’, so much so that we’ve all had to undo the top button of our pants.

Share

CommentComments