05 08 - 2014

New seminar sessions announced for WTM 2014

The World Travel Market 2014 has announced two brand new seminar sessions that are to investigate the relationship between women and the tourism industry.

These two seminar sessions are to form part of the Women in Travel programme. They are expected to cover a rangeof topics, one focusing on successful women travel entrepreneurs and the other addressing how the travel industry can enhance the lives of women around the world.

The Women in Travel programme kicks off on November 4 at 14:00, with successful female business owners sharing advice and discussing their individual career paths in Secrets of Successful Female Trav-Preneurs.

Adding to this, female speakers will discuss what it takes to be a female entrepreneur in a male dominated sector, obstacles, advantages and work-life balance issues.

On November 5 at 12:30, representatives from charity organisations and distinguished travel industry women will take part in 'Women, Human Rights and the Travel Industry – Helping or Hindering the Future of Women?'. This segment will comprise discussions from a panel of speakers.

Senior director, WTM, Simon Press remarked : "I am delighted to be able to launch the new Women in Travel programme. Women make the majority of the workforce in the industry, although senior positions are mainly taken up by men.

"The Secrets of Successful Female Trav-Preneurs session will give women vital tips to help them set up on their own. Furthermore, as a global industry travel and tourism has a responsibility to the people in the countries its sells, but is it doing enough to protect the human rights of some women in countries it promotes?"

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