NEW ITT and AWTE collaboration announced 

ITT is delighted to announce a new collaboration with the Association of Women Travel Executives (AWTE), a member organisation that provides women in the travel industry with a program of professional development seminars, workshops and events.

This new partnership will allow the two associations to work more closely together where there are common goals. This includes collaboration on existing events throughout the year, benefiting members of both associations. The boards will also be looking at new event opportunities bringing all members together, to network and share best practice. 

To recognise contributions to the industry, the AWTE will be sponsoring the brand new ‘Trailblazer of the Year’ award at the ITT Future You Awards; which will be awarded to an individual who has done exceptional work in championing diversity, equality and inclusion within their business, the industry, university or college. In return, ITT will be sponsoring the newly created ‘Rising Star Award’ at the annual AWTE awards which will take place at the AWTE Christmas Lunch on the 6th December 2022. The Rising Star Award will be an opportunity to celebrate individuals who are making waves across the industry and fast tracking their career. 

Dr Steven Freudmann, Chair of ITT says “There has never been a more crucial time for collaboration, as we look to rebuild our industry into a more sustainable and welcoming place to work. ITT and AWTE have worked closely in the past and we look forward to strengthening that relationship as we move through 2022. The Trailblazer of the Year award is a welcome addition to our suite of inspiring ITT Future You Awards and we are proud to sponsor the new Rising Star Award, championing the next generation of industry talent; which as at the heart of what ITT is about. The ITT Board is looking forward to collaborating for the benefit of members of both associations.”

Lindsay Garvey-Jones, new Chair, and Communications Director of the AWTE says: “I am thrilled that the AWTE and ITT are going to be working more closely moving forwards. Our goals and aspirations for the travel industry are so closely aligned that it just makes sense for us to be working together to ensure that we achieve our aspirations of being more inclusive and championing diversity and equality. AWTE and ITT have always enjoyed a very convivial and positive relationship and feel that by working collaboratively together allows for even more innovation and creativity as we support our industry in their recovery into 2022 and beyond. It’s an exciting time for all of us.”

Tickets are already on sale for all the events scheduled to take place in 2022 including the AWTE Summer BBQ, the AWTE Wellness Walks and swims and the AWTE annual Christmas Lunch and Awards. More details and to tickets can be bought here:

ITT’s upcoming 2022 events include: ITT Odyssey Supper (26th May), ITT Conference - Istanbul (14th – 16th June), free NetworkITT (6th July) and the ITT Summer Party & ITT Future You Awards (20th July). More event details can be found here.