Tourism

It’s time to vote for the Women in Travel Power List!

Lauren Croft

The shortlist has been announced and the Women in Travel Awards are barely a month away. And now it’s time to vote for the Power List!

Our expert judges whittled alllll your nominations down to a slightly less long list – and now it’s time to vote!

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

It’s definitely too late for you to enter, but it’s not too late to vote for one of these lovely ladies!

We’d like to thank you for all your nominations – thanks to you guys, we had our work cut out for us trying to narrow down this list.

So we didn’t! Well, not really. We managed to cut it down to 73 women in total, which means we need your help whittling it down even more. Seems impossible, we know.

This year’s awards will be held on June 21 at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf. All other info can be found on the Women in Travel website here – but to lock yourself in, grab yourself an early bird ticket right here. Early bird ticket sales close in less than a week, BTW, so we’d get on that.

Below is the wonderful list of ladies to choose from. Head here to cast your vote!

  • Alex O’Connor – Managing Director, Insight Vacations
  • Alison Diaper – Head of Partnerships & B2B Marketing, Suresave
  • Allisa O’Connell – General Manager, Infinity Group
  • Amber Barker – Trainee Consultant, CAMDEN HAVEN TRAVEL
  • Ana Pedersen – Global Director Corporate Sales, QBT Travel
  • Andrea Robinson – Country Manager, STA Travel
  • Ann Elliott – General Manager, Corporate and Industry Sales, Virgin Australia Airlines
  • Ann Sherry OA – Executive Chairman , Carnival
  • Anna Guillan – Regional Director Sales and Marketing Australia & New Zealand, Kerzner International Kerzner International
  • Belinda Ward – VP Emerging Markets, G Adventures
  • Cally Duncan – Senior Manager/Consultant/Travel Blogger, CDuncan Solutions & hownottosailaboat.com
  • Cinzia Burnes – COO at The AOT Group & Executive Director at Helloworld
  • Debra Fox – Chief Commercial Officer, APT Travel Group
  • Elizabeth Hutchison – Business Development Manager, Air New Zealand
  • Emma Davie – National Sales Manager, Scenic
  • Emma King – General Manager of Public Affairs, Virgin Australia
  • EmmaPrineas – Head of Marketing, Wendy Wu Tours
  • Fiona Dalton – Managing Director, Uniworld
  • Fiona Taylor – Marketing Manager, iVenture Card
  • Gai Tyrrell – Regional Director Australia/NZ, Hawaiian
  • Gillian Monahan – Global Communications and PR, General Manager, Intrepid GroupHelen Demetriou – Head of Account Management, TravelEdge Group
  • Helen Wong – Founder, Helen Wong’s Tours
  • Holly Galbraith – Food & Tourism Marketer, Podcaster and Speaker, HollyG.com.au
  • Ingrid Kocijan – Director of Sales, G Adventures
  • Jacqui Timmins – General Manager, Travelzoo
  • Jacqui Walshe – Managing Director, Walshe Group
  • Jayne Andrews – Director of Marketing, Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Jennifer Ganske – Marketing Director, The Sovereign Hill Museums Association
  • Jennifer Vandekreeke – Vice President and General Manager, Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Jess Anscombe – General Manager – Australia, Corporate Traveller
  • Jo Palmer – Founder, Gate 7
  • Julie King – Founder & CEO at Julie King and Associates, Julie King and Associates
  • Julie Primmer – Head of Branded Network, Helloworld
  • Karen Christensen – Managing Director & Senior Vice President, Crystal Cruises
  • Karen Merricks – Co-Managing Directer /Owner, MTA
  • Karin Sheppard – Managing Director Europe, IHG
  • Kathryn Robertson – General Manager, Air New Zealand
  • Katrina Barry – Managing Director, Contiki
  • Katrina Greeves – Head of Product, World Nomads
  • Kayla Alder – Director, See Travel
  • Kaylene Shuttlewood – Regional Managing Director, Travelcounselors
  • Kellie Parker – Director of Marketing – AccorHotel, Midscale & Economy, Accor Pacific
  • Kim Wethmar – CEO, TravelEdge Group
  • Laura Ruffles – Global COO & CEO ANZ, CTM
  • Lisa Ronson – Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Australia
  • Louise Laing – Director of Marketing – Australia & New Zealand, G Adventures
  • Lynne Clarke – Managing Director, MSC
  • Margy Osmond – CEO, Tourism & Transport Forum
  • Marika Martinez – Owner and Founder, Women’s Own Adventure
  • Melanie Waters-Ryan – COO, Flight Centre Travel Group
  • Michelle Ashcroft – General Manager, Phil Hoffmann Travel
  • Michelle Black – Managing Director ANZ, Viking River Cruises
  • Michelle Lang – Community Conjurer, Rolling Solo Australia
  • Natalie Kidd – Managing Director, PEAK DMC
  • Olivia Wirth – Group Executive – Brand, Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Qantas
  • Penny Spencer – Managing Director Spencer Group of Companies
  • Rachael Harding – Head of Sales, Trafalgar
  • Rachel Argaman – CEO, TFE Hotels
  • Sandra Chipchase – CEO, Destination NSW
  • Sarah Anderson – Managing Director, GTI Tourism
  • Sarah Built – General Manager Australia/NZ, Etihad
  • Sarina Bratton AM – FAICD Chairman Asia Pacific, Ponant
  • Simla Sooboodoo – Founder, Hands on Journeys
  • Sujata Raman – Regional Managing Director AUS/APAC, Abercrombie & Kent
  • Susie Potter – CEO/Owner, The Africa Safari Co
  • Tammy Marshall – MD & Founder, The B Hive
  • Trixie Kennedy – Reservation Sales Manager , Qantas Holidays
  • Vanessa Richards – Head of Marketing, Excite Holidays
  • Wendy Wu – Founder , Wendy Wu Tours
  • Zoë Anna Reinitz – Manager, Student Flights North Lakes

Congrats, ladies!

And a massive thanks to our lovely sponsors!

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  1. Natalie Kidd – Managing Director, Destination Management Companies, PEAK Adventure Travel
    Gillian Monahan – Global Communications and PR, General Manager, Intrepid GroupHelen Demetriou – Head of Account Management, TravelEdge Group
    Penny Spencer – Managing Director Spencer Group of Companies
    Rachael Harding – Head of Sales, Trafalgar
    Rachel Argaman – CEO, TFE Hotels

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