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Walk in our footsteps and #InspireInclusion this International Women’s Day

Next year it will have been ten years since the founding members of Women In Tourism came together to discuss both the challenges and opportunities of being a woman working within the tourism industry.  In 2017 the group was formally created as a membership organisation, and since then we have seen significant change, and with that, one of the most turbulent periods (globally) in our industry’s history.

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Join Women in Tourism to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2024

Join Women in Tourism on Thursday 7 March 2024 from 5pm to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2024 at venues across Scotland! #IWD2024 #InspireInclusion Read more

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Women in Tourism IWD 2024: Louise MacLean, Signature Group

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2024, Women in Tourism is hosting five events across Scotland on Thursday 7 March, from 5pm. Meet our Keynote Speaker for #IWD 2024: Louise MacLean, Director of Business Development, The Signature Group. Read more

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Women in Tourism: Celebrating female leaders in 2024

In recognition of International Women’s Day 2024 and its theme to inspire inclusion, we want to inspire you with some fantastic speakers across Scotland.

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Maximising your Social Capital

On 27 March we were delighted to welcome Synden Grieve, Process Solutions Programme Manager at the Expedia Group, to our first WIT event of 2023.  During the evening, Synden presented research and insights she’d gained from her recent MBA studies, which considered the importance of networking and social capital.

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Join Women in Tourism for an Evening of Social Capital and Networking

How do women entrepreneurs build their networks? How do social capital and networking enable women to tackle challenges? Join Women in Tourism on Monday 27 March 2023 at the Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh  (6-8pm) to hear more on the subject from Synden Grieve of Expedia Group. Read more

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Celebrating the Women in Tourism Top 100

Women in Tourism are delighted to invite you to celebrate our Top 100 Women in Tourism, in person and online, on Monday 13 December. Read more

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Tourism Industry Events & Activities Autumn 2021

Women in Tourism look forward to the following tourism and hospitality events and activities – some dates for your diary…. Read more

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WIT Event: School’s Out Social: 23 June 2021

Can you believe it’s almost summer? There is no doubt it’s been a (another) whirlwind of a year so far, and as industries begin to unlock, there’s lots of reflect on and to look forward to. We invite you to bring your favourite tipple and join Women in Tourism for a School’s Out Social on Wednesday 23 June, at 4.45pm: our last WIT Wednesday before the schools break up. Read more

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WIT Event: Moving Forward – Hospitality in the Highlands

Join us for a Women in Tourism virtual event on Wednesday 5th May at 4.30pmOn the back of Scottish and British lockdown measures easing sufficiently to allow our tourism and hospitality venues to reopen at the end of April we have gathered some excellent speakers who are willing to share their experiences.

Challenges we all thought would be past in the summer of 2020 are still with this sector as we come out of another lengthy period of closure and attempt to plan for a profitable and engaging season with ever shifting guidance and best practice standards. Many venues which opened in 2020 managed with; an impressive reduction in expenses by postponing capital expenditure, adjusted to COVID measures in relatively temporary ways under the expectation they would be short lived, and often altered the visitor experience by removing normal elements that were not able to be offered safely.

A whole year later, will our potential guests and visitors still be enthusiastic about this reduced offer? Have the measures introduced been so successful that they are being made permanent? Is a new level of innovation and product development required now that we are retargeting our local areas again, given the lack of international travel?


Caroline Robertson from VisitScotland will share the official reopening strategy of Visit Scotland in the Highlands and highlight the tools developed by VisitScotland that may assist our businesses in reopening.

Lisa Robshaw, Head of Marketing and Sales at The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) will share information on the reopening of both Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. In particular Lisa can share experience of being open in 2021, as the zoo was permitted to welcome guests from March, and the different challenges faced by a city central location and a regional site in the Cairngorms. 

Moira Unwin¸ of The Sonas Collection, a group of three stylish boutique hotels on the Isle of Skye, will share the preparation and developments made by their sites to welcome visitor back in a COVID safe manner, while maintaining the outstanding quality of visitor experience they are known for, particularly looking at the difference between opening in 2020 versus the plan for this season. 

WIT Board Member, Julie Grieve, will also share some more information about how WIT can assist our members individually or as a business through our Mentoring Programme. There will be time after the speakers for some questions and general discussion. 

Joining Details

CLICK HERE to register your attendance. A zoom link will be sent to all registrants nearer the event. We look forward to seeing you on screen!