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Young Women in Tourism Awards 2019
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Young Women in Tourism Awards 2019 Shortlist

It gives Women in Tourism great pleasure to announce the shortlist for our inaugural Young Women in Tourism Awards. The standard of entries has been incredibly high, and we wish all our finalists the very best of luck. Read more

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YWIT Awards: Tourism Influencer of the Year: Advice from our Sponsor, Expedia

It will come as no surprise that the tourism industry is Scotland is full of talented young travel writers, bloggers, vloggers and content creators. Part of the Young Women in Tourism Awards, our ‘Tourism Influencer of the Year’ category aims to seek out those talented travel addicts and celebrate all that they contribute to the Scottish tourism sector, and who better to sponsor this category than travel giant, Expedia. Read more

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YWIT Awards: Rising Star of the Year: Advice from our Sponsor, HIT Scotland

Women in Tourism are thrilled to have four incredible industry sponsors on board for the Young Women in Tourism Awards, in this blog we hear from David Cochrane, CEO at HIT Scotland. Read more

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Event Recap: Tourism, Tastings & Time Out Wednesday 24 April

Women in Tourism were delighted to welcome over 50 guests to Tourism, Tasting and Time Out, on the evening of Wednesday 24 April 2019, staged against a backdrop of stunning castle views from the Heights restaurant at Apex Grassmarket Hotel. Read more

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Women in Tourism: Gender Equality within Scottish Tourism

A letter to Marc Crothall of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, from Susan Russell, Chair of Women in Tourism  Read more

WIT IWD 2019
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Women in Tourism Scotland: International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action to accelerate gender parity and is a year long campaign, #BalanceforBetter, which the Women in Tourism community supports.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, Women in Tourism has put together a range of reading and videos to inspire you – much of this comes from our own activity with the Women in Tourism membership, and our wider community.  Read more

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WIT Aberdeenshire Event: Career Opportunities in Tourism and Hospitality

Join the Women in Tourism community at the Carmelite Hotel, Aberdeen, on Thursday 28th February 2019 from 5.30pm – 8pm for our first tourism industry event in the North East.  Read more

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Thoughts on the Women in Tourism YOYP Conference by Katie Jowett

In this guest blog, Katie Jowett, Masters Student,Tourism MA, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, shares her insights from the Women in Tourism Conference held on the 19 November 2018. 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

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).