2024 News

ITT E&T Need Your Help! 

Help Shape the Future of E&T: Join us in celebrating 15 years of Future You by participating in our annual Future You session survey for the ITT Conference. 

Share your insights on future job training and making the travel industry attractive.

ITT Future You Awards: Nominate emerging talents in Student, Mentor, Trailblazer, and Apprentice categories by 31 May. Winners will be honoured at the ITT Summer Party at the House of Commons on 18 July 2024.

Take the survey and learn how to enter the awards by clicking here

ITT Election 2024!

As the election season unfolds, it's time for Members to make their voices heard and shape the future of our ITT community.

With vacancies across key categories, Tourist Board, Transportation, and General, every vote matters.

Navigate through the candidates' election addresses and biographies to make your decision. View here >>

Each Member gets one vote to shape the future of ITT. If you are eligible to vote, your ballot paper has been sent to you by email, if you haven’t received it please notify admin@itt.co.uk. 

ITT Conference Speaker Announcement: 

Meet Glenn Mandziuk, CEO of Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, driving 25+ years of sustainable tourism leadership. Innovating with strategies like Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality, expanding a global network of 50,000+ hotels. 

Learn more and register for the Conference by clicking the link below. 

Register Now>> 

ITT Board nominations are now open!

The ten ITT Board positions that are open for nominations in 2024 are as follows:

  • Cruise - 1 place
  • Education & Training - 1 place 
  • Hotel - 1 place 
  • Travel Agent - 1 place 
  • Tour Operator - 1 place 
  • Tourist Board - 1 place 
  • Transportation - 2 places 
  • General - 2 places 

If you wish to be considered for nomination, download and complete the Board of Directors Nomination Form and Election Template by 12 April.  

Exclusive Announcement: Insightful Conversation with Tim Hames

In a departure from our usual ITT Odyssey Supper format, we are pleased to announce that Tim Hames, a highly acclaimed writer and consultant with a wealth of experience in politics, economics, and international relations, will be steering a captivating discussion on the potential impact of a change in UK government and the repercussions of a Trump comeback in 2025. Secure your spot now for the Supper at the House of Commons on 9 May, hosted by Lord Snape of Wednesbury and sponsored by the Saudi Tourism Authority.

Book Now>> 

 Jaz will make you laugh, cry and leave on a high!

Jaz Ampaw-Farr, CEO of Human First Ltd. is passionate about empowering people. Jaz leverages her remarkable journey, which includes overcoming a challenging childhood and rising to become a TV presenter, TEDx Speaker and, stand-up comedian.

She specialises in delivering customised and engaging keynote presentations on a range of crucial themes, helping leaders inspire and motivate their teams to drive business growth and establish a lasting legacy.

Click here to register for Conference>>

Unlock the possibilities: ITT Conference Digital Brochure!

Discover the essence of the ITT Conference through our Digital Brochure.

Within its pages, you'll find detailed information on all social events and excursions planned, providing a glimpse into the networking opportunities and experiences awaiting attendees.

Click here to register for Conference>>

ITT Odyssey Supper Photos

What an incredible evening at the ITT Odyssey Supper! Amidst delightful conversations and delectable cuisine, we also celebrated the remarkable milestone of our esteemed host, Lord Snape of Wednesbury's 50th anniversary in Parliament.  Joined by Alyson Playford, Aviation Director of Heathrow, we created unforgettable memories. A special thank you to the Italian National Tourism Board for sponsoring this special event.

To check out the event photos, click here. 

A remarkable story of service, adventure and inspiration!

Mike Bates, a seasoned human intelligence specialist, covert counter-terrorism leader, and entrepreneur, will join us at the ITT Conference in June.

Most recently, Mike has become the fastest solo British person to complete the ‘The World’s Toughest Row', completing it in just over 46 days and raising £175,000 for charity.

Click here to register>>

Nathan Askew, Championing Child Health and Diversity in NHS Leadership

Nathan Askew, Chief Nursing, Allied Health Professional, and Experience Officer at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, will join us as a speaker at the ITT Conference in June. Nathan will explore the parallels between hospital care and the travel industry, offering valuable insights into patient-centric approaches.

For more information and to register for Conference, click here. 

Help to create magic at Alder Hey Children's Hospital!

ITT is thrilled to once again partner with Alder Hey Children's Charity at the upcoming ITT Conference. In our 10th year of collaboration, Alder Hey aims to secure support from 10 companies, raising £10,000 to create a brand new, state-of-the-art Medicinema within the hospital.

This initiative promises to create magical moments and lifelong memories for patients and families, serving as a "window to the world" for those unable to visit traditional cinemas.

More information coming soon.

ITT Odyssey Supper: Future of Aviation 

"I’m very much looking forward to speaking at the ITT Odyssey Supper on 6 March – certainly the first time in a very long while since anyone from Heathrow has done so!

I’m delighted to be able to share a view from Heathrow of the future of Aviation and the challenges that we are facing and perhaps a little of my journey in the travel industry to

For more information and to book your tickets, please click here. 

Halkidiki Highlights: Seaside, Olive and Cultural adventures!

Explore the complimentary excursions offered by our hosts during your stay in Halkidiki, which includes a Boat cruise to Neos Marmaras, Wine Tasting at Domaine Porto Carras and an Olive Discovery Tour! 

Click here to read more about the excursions and how to book! 

Antonio Paradiso to share cruising insights and trends 

Get ready for an insightful session at our upcoming conference as we welcome Antonio Paradiso back to the ITT Conference. His two-decade career spans both commercial business and travel, making his perspective invaluable for understanding the industry's dynamics and future trends.

For more information and to register before the standard fees commence, please visit the Conference website today.

Exploring new horizons with Hurtigruten's CEO.

Daniel Skjeldam became Hurtigruten's CEO in 2012. With an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics, a travel industry background, and a commitment to long-term business building, he values diverse teams

We look forward to Daniel joining us as a keynote speaker at the ITT Conference in June.


Join us for the next ITT Odyssey Supper

The next ITT Odyssey Supper on 6 March will be hosted by Lord Snape of Wednesbury at the prestigious House of Commons and sponsored by the Italian National Tourist Board.

The event will start with a drinks reception at 19:00, followed by a three course dinner and after dinner speech by Alyson Playford, Aviation Director, Heathrow Airport.

To book, please click here. 

Digital marketing expert to speak at ITT Conference.

Daniel Rowles, a seasoned professional with 25 years in Digital Marketing and Digital Transformation, serves as CEO of TargetInternet.com, Program Director at Imperial College Business School, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. 

We're delighted that Daniel will be joining us in June, and sharing some of his expert tips. 


See you next week for Network ITT

Join us on Wednesday 10 January at The Phoenix Arts Club for the first Network ITT of the year!

A dedicated section of the club is set aside for ITT members from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. It's an ideal chance to connect with fellow travel professionals and establish new relationships.

To book, please click here. 

Commodore Duncan Lustig - Prean to speak at ITT Conference

Following studies as an opera singer, Duncan began his career in the Navy and went on to hold positions within easyJet and the Advertising Standards Authority.

He changed European and UK law on three separate occasions including lifting the ban on LGBT+ military personnel in 2000. He also instigated a media and political campaign to grant Lesbian and Gay service personnel employment rights and undertook the first study into racism in the Armed Forces.

Duncan will inspire and motivate with his session on leadership and human rights.


What's coming up in 2024

There are always plenty of opportunities to meet with other ITT Members throughout the year, from guest speaker suppers to seasonal cocktail parties, free-to-attend networking events to the overseas Conference and more.