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WIT Tourism Conference
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Women in Tourism Conference: 5 Reasons to Attend

The Women in Tourism inaugural YOYP conference on Monday 19 November 2018 will bring together tourism professionals across ages and sectors, with valuable opportunities for learning, for sharing knowledge, insights and expertise; and for networking. Read on for five good reasons to attend. Read more

Chloe Milligan, MUD Urban Flowers
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WIT Tourism Conference – Guest Speaker, Chloe Milligan MUD Urban Flowers

The countdown is officially on with less than 2 weeks to go until our WIT Tourism Conference in Glasgow on the 19th Nov. We’ve got a jam-packed filled event with industry speakers, interesting workshops and panel experts. It’s set to be an insightful day for those working across the Tourism sector.

The conference which has been inspired by the Year of Young People and has attracted an amazing line-up of industry professional. We’re delighted to welcome Fiona Hyslop, MSP Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Culture and External Relations.  Also joining the panel are Angela Vickers, CEO of Apex Hotels, Sheila Gilmore, Executive Director of VisitArran, Dale MacPhee, GM of Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian and Marc Crothall, Chief Executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance.

The planned workshops will focus on developing leadership skills, mentoring and social media engagement with each group joined by a young person who will be instrumental in curating the content and delivery of each.

Our latest conference contributor is Chloe Milligan who will be sharing her insight and knowledge of Social Media, and how this platform has supported the growth of her business.

Chloe Milligan established MUD Urban Flowers in early 2017. Unlike a traditional florist, MUD operates solely online and this innovative, contemporary take on the trade soon became a great success. MUD Urban Flowers has now expanded into Edinburgh and has plans to continue growing UK wide via franchises from early 2019.

The conference kicks off at 12 noon and runs until 6pm. Lunch is provided.  Tickets can be bought here

We’re also celebrating the WIT TOP 100 at an evening event following the conference at the Corinthian Club, Glasgow. Join us for drinks and networking. Tickets here

Make use of our promo code WITCONF for £5 discount if you are attending both WIT events. (Discount is applied to the evening event, use code at checkout). 

 

 

WIT Top 100
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Top 100 Women In Tourism announced!

We’re delighted to announce the inaugural Top 100 Women In Tourism!  Earlier this year we launched a campaign to find the top women working across our sector and today we announce the 2018 list of inspirational and hard-working women.  Read more

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Ten Great Reasons to Join Women in Tourism

Do you know which direction you want your tourism and hospitality career to take? Need help or advice, training, a sounding board to help make the next step?

Whatever stage you’re at, being part of a strong network which can offer the right support, mentoring, and more, can make a significant difference to your professional development.  Read more

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WIT Wisdom: Why Businesses Need to Embrace Diversity

For this month’s WIT Wisdom, top management and leadership coach Ros Taylor shares her insights into the under-representation of women in the boardroom, and offers her take on how companies can become more effective (and successful) by embracing diversity.  Read more

WIT Membership
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Women in Tourism: Our Progress So Far

As we prepare for our 2018 AGM, we thought it timely to consider how far we’ve come since Women in Tourism (WIT) was founded in June 2015.  Read more

Focus Group Tourism Research
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Gender and Tourism Focus Group: Equality in the Workplace

Work in tourism, hospitality or events? Share your thoughts on equality in the workplace. Focus group: Friday 15 June, Edinburgh Napier University, 12pm-2.30pm

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BWS 2018 Winners
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Women in Tourism Support 2018 BWS Hospitality and Tourism Awards

Representatives from the Women in Tourism board were delighted to attend the 2018 BWS Hospitality & Tourism Awards, which took place on Thursday 17 May at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.  Read more

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#WITWednesday – May Event Round-Up by Julia MacGregor

As the #YOYP WIT Board Member, one of the things I am passionate about is ensuring that young people working in the industry have access to mentors, and the opportunity to learn about the industry, outwith their 9-5.  Read more

WIT Event 18 Apr
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Women in Tourism Event: Developing Future Tourism Leaders

WIT Event 18 Apr

What are you and your business doing to develop future tourism leaders?

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