Just who are the top females in the travel industry?
The who’s who of the travel industry have been revealed, after you provided us with a massive list of some of most inspiring, influential and powerful women in the travel industry.
A top team of expert judges sifted through the multitude of nominations, and eventually decided on the 20 most influential women in the travel industry, in the form of our very own power list.
The list was revealed at the second annual Women in Travel Awards, held at Sydney’s Doltone House last night between glasses of champagne and inspirational speakers. And now we can reveal just who made the cut.
And here they are!
Women in Travel 2017 Power List:
20. Andrea Robinson
Country Manager, STA Travel
19. Debra Fox
Executive General Manager, Global Marketing and Sales, APT
18. Penny Spencer
Founder, Spencer Travel
17. Jennifer Vandekreeke
VP and GM Australia, Carnival Cruise Lines
16. Jo Palmer
Founder, Gate 7
15. Karen Christensen
Managing Director, Crystal
14. Julie Primmer
Head of Branded Network, Helloworld
13. Jacqui Walshe
Managing Director, Walshe Group
12. Katrina Barry
Managing Director, Contiki
11. Lisa Ronson
Chief Marketing Officer, TA
10. Julie King
Director Asia Pacific, Dubai Tourism
9. Sarina Bratton
Chairman Asia Pacific, Ponant
8. Karin Sheppard
Chief Operating Officer, Australasia and Japan, IHG
7. Sarah Built
General Manager Australia/NZ, Etihad
6. Gai Tyrrell
Regional Director Australia/NZ, Hawaiian
5. Laura Ruffles
Chief Executive Officer Australia/NZ, CTM
4. Melanie Waters-Ryan
Chief Operating Officer, FC
3. Cinzia Burnes
Executive Director, Helloworld
2. Wendy Wu
Founder, Wendy Wu
And finally, the most influential woman in travel this year:
Ann Sherry OA
Executive Chairman, Carnival Australia
A huge congratulations to all of these amazing women!
ICYMI, the Women in Travel Awards last night were some of our best yet.
If you weren’t there, vicariously live through these photos here.
And check out all our glorious winners right here.
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