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Join Women in Tourism on International Women’s Day 2017

Women in Tourism is delighted to invite you to join us at The Place Hotel, Edinburgh from 6pm on Wednesday 8 March 2017, International Women’s Day, for industry networking, a panel discussion with questions and debate, and more.  Read more


Save The Date: First event of 2017!

We’ve been a bit quiet working behind the scenes, but Women In Tourism (WIT) is delighted to announce our first event of 2017 – during International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8th March!

Join us from 6 pm (venue tbc) for an evening of networking and shared insights from a fantastic panel of speakers.

We’ll also be announcing details of how you can join WIT and work with us to support, motivate and develop as a women in the industry.

We’ll send out final confirmed information next week – but for now please SAVE THE DATE!

Best wishes,
Susan – Chair of Women In Tourism

Julie Grieve
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Women In Tourism Industry Spotlight: Julie Grieve

We recently caught up with Julie Grieve to find out more about her move into the tech world – it’s been an exciting year for this woman in tourism!

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Passion for Industry Drives Women in Tourism

A desire to reach a senior level within the sector, the opportunity to be mentored by a colleague and a highly motivated workforce with a passion for the industry are all key findings being announced today with the publication of the 2016 Women In Tourism survey results. Read more

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Behind Every Successful Man: Are 211,000 Passionate Women

Reaching a senior level within the sector, a desire to be mentored by a colleague and a passion for the industry are all key findings being announced today with the publication of the 2016 Women In Tourism survey results.  Read more

Women in Tourism Seminar at Scottish Tourism Week

Women In Tourism (WIT) is delighted to host our first official event in partnership with Tourism Society Scotland (TSS) during Scottish Tourism Week 2016.  Read more


Women in Tourism Industry Spotlight: Susan Russell

In the first of a new series of blog posts for Women in Tourism, we’re going to be finding out more about our colleagues across the industry. In our first post we interview Susan Russell, Marketing Manager of Festivals Edinburgh, and Chair and co-founder of Women In Tourism.  Read more

Women in Tourism: Our First Week

It has been an exciting first week for all involved with the launch of Women In Tourism (WIT) and we wanted to share our updates with you.

The committee have been overwhelmed with emails and messages of support and what’s been great about the project overall is that it has got people talking!

Many thanks to all who have given us coverage in the news and the industry, who have shared our tweets, and who have completed our survey so far.

The focus of the project at the moment is to encourage industry to share thoughts about the sector through the short survey launched on the 12 January 2016.  There hasn’t been any focused research on the challenges and opportunities facing those working in the sector since 2011 and we recognise the need to have fact-based evidence to take the work of WIT forward.

Women in Tourism has had a fantastic reception to date, with input from colleagues outwith Scotland – from our close neighbours of Iceland, Hungary and Germany to our far flung colleagues in Australia!

The initial aim of Women in Tourism was, and is, to focus on Scotland first; but with an ambition to grow an international network and use our home-grown framework and collaborative approach as a model of best practice.  It’s fantastic to see that interest already there and we look forward to communicating with our our new network as plans progress.

For now, we need to keep momentum going and encourage as many colleagues as possible to participate in the survey: it’s open until 19 February 2016.  This your opportunity to really get involved in the conversation and help WIT identify which areas we should focus on in the months and years to come.

Please follow and engage with @WITScotland and share information on our survey with your colleagues and networks.

Many thanks from the WIT Team.


Women in Tourism Launch with Bid to Address Gender Imbalance in Tourism Sector

This morning Women In Tourism announced one of the first pieces of research into gender equality within the tourism sector across Scotland with the launch of a survey to those working across the industry. The survey is open to individuals at all levels across the tourism sector and seeks to gather thoughts and opinions on topics such as leadership opportunities, career development and remuneration.

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Welcome to the Women in Tourism Blog

Welcome to the first Women in Tourism blog and thank you for visiting our site.

We hope that you will take the time to read about the aims and objectives of Women in Tourism and that you will consider your own experience of working in this sector and share this with us via our survey, which is open until 19 February 2016.

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