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The Women in Travel Power List is finally unveiled!

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

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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

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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.

Also, a big thank you to our wonderful sponsors:

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