Events & Networking

Women in Tourism Events and Networking are an important part of our activity and development – WIT members receive discounted rates on events.

Our events normally have industry related themes, such as skills and recruitment, or address challenges for the tourism sector where we aim to implement change. Women in Tourism aims to make its events accessible in terms of cost for as wide an audience as possible, including young people and students.

We’re developing a series of WIT Wednesdays, which are short, informal opportunities for networking such as a working breakfast, coffee, etc – check our page for further dates.

Women in Tourism Events 2019

Please note that we may add/advise of specific events depending on the tourism industry calendar and WIT activities as they develop.

28 February 2019: ABERDEEN – Industry Networking Event with Panel Speakers. Career Opportunities in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry. Carmelite Hotel, Aberdeen. Guest speakers include Claire Bruce, Chair, Visit Aberdeenshire & Cathy Craig, Commercial & Memberships Director, Entrepreneurial Scotland. More info and tickets HERE

16 January 2019: EDINBURGH – WIT Wednesday, join us for morning coffee and some industry chat at The Wee Restaurant, Edinburgh. You don’t have to be a member to attend, just register your attendance and buy yourself a coffee. More info and tickets (free) HERE

Past Events (2018)

November 28th 2018: WIT Wednesday, Eastside Edinburgh. 51a George Street. You don’t have to be a member to attend, just register your attendance here and buy yourself a drink on the night.

Monday 19 November 2018:  WIT Tourism Conference, Technology and Innovation Centre at Strathclyde University. 12 noon – 6pm

In celebration of the Year of Young People, our talented YOYP board member Julia, along with the WIT team has developed a half day conference, packed with panel discussions, expert advice and workshops. We look forward to addressing some of the challenges facing the tourism industry.

More information and tickets can be found HERE. 

Monday 19 November 2018: Women In Tourism Top 100 Reception, The Corinthian Club, Glasgow. 6pm – pm.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

If you’re attending the conference earlier in the day use promo code WITCONF to gain £5 off.

Thursday 8 February 2018: Women in Tourism Event, Hotel Du Vin, St. Andrews. Read more about this event here.

Wednesday 18 April 2018: Women in Tourism Event, Radisson Collection Hotel, Edinburgh. Speakers include Pip Haydock  of the 2Gether Partnership and David Cochrane of HIT Scotland.

May 16th 2018: WIT Wednesday Women in Tourism Event, The Place Hotel, York Place, Edinburgh. 8.30am – 10am. An informal gathering of like-minded tourism colleagues looking to network and share ideas.

June 25th 2018: Women in Tourism AGM, 4pm at Apex House, Haymarket. All members welcomed.

June 27th 2018: WIT Wednesday, join us for early evening drinks and networking on 27 June from 5.30pm at Harry’s Bar, Edinburgh.

September 5th 2018: WIT Wednesday, join us for our 3rd WIT Wednesday networking event on 5th September at 8.30am at The Hub, Edinburgh.

If you are interested in sponsoring a venue or services for any of our events, you have an idea for an event theme, or you want to discuss hosting an event with Women in Tourism please contact our Events Working Group lead, Karen Jacques via or via the form on our Contact Us page.

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