The 2023 Women In Travel Power List has arrived!

The 2023 Women In Travel Power List has arrived!
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Stop what you’re doing right now because we have arrived with the Women In Travel Awards Power List! Find out all you need to know about the ladies at the top of the industry HERE.

    This list came together after widespread consideration of the industry and contains the 20 most powerful women in travel. This list is not one to be missed!

    Find the names of this year’s list below! To find out more about those on the list, click HERE.

    20 – Debra Fox, Managing Director, Abercrombie & Kent

    19 – Sarah Clark, CEO, Tourism Tasmania

    18 – Penny Spencer, Managing Director, Spencer Travel

    17 – Kara Glamore, Vice President Australia, Carnival Cruise Line

    16 – Karen Merricks, Co-Managing Director and Owner, MTA – Mobile Travel Agents

    15 – Julie King, Founder and CEO, Julie King & Associates

    14 – Kathryn O’Brien, General Manager – Australia, Air New Zealand

    13 – Leanne Harwood, SVP Managing Director JAPAC, IHG Hotels and Resorts

    12 – Lisa Pile, Vice President and General Manager, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

    11 – Sarina Bratton, Chairman Asia Pacific and Special Advisor to Executive, Ponant

    10 – Louise Laing, General Manager Marketing ANZ, Intrepid

    9- Kaylene Shuttlewood, Managing Director, Travel Sellers, Pacific, Amadeus

    8 – Rachael Hodges, General Manager, Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre

    7 – Phillipa Harrison, Managing Director, Tourism Australia

    6 – Stephanie Tully,  CEO, Jetstar Group

    5 – Gai Tyrrell, Managing Director Australasia, Globus family of brands

    4 – Jayne Hrdlicka, CEO, Virgin Australia

    3 – Vanessa Hudson, CEO, Qantas Group

    2 – Lorie Argus, CEO, Melbourne Airport

    1 – Wendy Wu, Founder, Wendy Wu Tours

    Big thanks to all of our incredible sponsors for making this event possible!

    Latest News

    • Food & Beverage
    • Hotels

    Park Proxi Gibraltar Bowral announces partnership with Lotus Dining Group

    Renowned Lotus Dining Group will offer a new dining experience at Southern Highlands property, Park Proxi Gibraltar Bowral, Seibu Prince Hotels & Resorts has announced.  Scheduled to open on 1 September, Lotus will bring its acclaimed Asian cuisine to the Southern Highlands with a hyper-local twist. Diners can expect a blend of favourite Lotus dishes […]

    • Hotels

    Nozo Hotel Furano announce winter season exclusive package

    Nozo Hotel Furano in Hokkaido has announced a special invitation to Aussie and Kiwi travellers with an exclusive winter package, in anticipation of its first anniversary. The hotel are offering a 30 per cent discount on all rooms and breakfasts for seven-night stays or more. The offer marks the hotel’s milestone celebration and ushers in […]

    • Conferences

    Melbourne and Geelong convention centres pave the way for accessibility and inclusion

    The operators of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and the future Nyaal Banyul Geelong Convention and Event Centre have taken a significant step towards inclusivity with the launch of their latest Accessibility Action Plan. Welcoming visitors from diverse backgrounds, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust (MCET) is committed to providing safe spaces to connect and engage. […]

    • Cruise
    • News

    AmaWaterways celebrates 22nd anniversary with offers on 2025 trips

    As AmaWaterways embarks on its 22nd year, the luxury river cruise line has announced a range of savings offers to make river cruising even more accessible to both new and experienced cruisers. Travellers planning ahead can enjoy savings of up to 20 per cent on a range of European itineraries in 2025. Solo travellers also […]