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The government’s travel policy is a total shambles. There is no engagement with our industry whatsoever.
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ITT Future You launches 'On Demand' Youtube Channel
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Inaugural Mentor of the Year Award

The shortlist for the inaugural Mentor of the Year award, at the forthcoming 'ITT Future You Awards' has been revealed today. The category was introduced to recognise those individuals who have had a direct impact on the personal and professional development of others in the travel and tourism industry.

Shortlisted for the 2020 Mentor of the Year award are:

  • Amanda Matthews & Karen Pocock, Co-Founders & Directors, Designer Travel
  • Danny Waine, Commercial Manager, Hotelplan Group: Holiday Home Division (HHD)
  • Jahan Khan, Owner, CJJ Consultancy
  • Jenny Kovacs, Founder, Giftwish Ltd
  • Michael Long, Director - Global Merchandising, (Expedia Group)

Claire Steiner, Chair of ITT's Education & Training Committee explained, "We were overwhelmed by the calibre of entries for our first Mentor of the Year award and selecting the finalists was not easy. I'm delighted with the final shortlist; which covers OTAs, retail travel, accommodation and more. All those shortlisted should be proud to be recognised for having had a positive impact on a fellow industry professional's career development."

The finalists will take part in a panel session on "The Power of Mentors", during the ITT Future You: International Careers Conference on 15th July, before the winner is announced.

Other confirmed speakers for the free one-day event include: Anna Alaman (Founder – Open Eyes India), Dominique Sidley (Global Trade Strategy Director – Merlin Entertainments), Errol Lawson (Founder – Emerge Leadership), Hadil El-Agami (Global Account Director – The PIE Exec Search), Jack Parsons (Chief Youth Officer – The Youth Group), Matt Stenton (Director – Go With Tourism New Zealand) and Zina Bencheikh (Managing Director EMEA – Intrepid Travel).

Registrations are now open at

Published: Wednesday, July 01, 2020

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