3 September 2019 – Women in Travel CIC, the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, will host a World Travel Market (WTM) Networking Workshop for content creators at Intrepid Travel’s London office from 6pm – 9pm on Tuesday 17th September 2019.
As part of BAME Women in Travel’s ongoing calendar of events, the workshop will share with attendees the most effective networking strategies for World Travel Market to ensure pre, during and post event success.

The workshop will prepare content creators for WTM this November by helping them to establish a timeline of activity for the show with strategic action points for success. Attendees at the workshop will also learn how to ‘cold’ approach travel brands on the day and also gain valuable tips on how a successful follow-up strategy can be applied after attending valuable networking sessions and meetings at WTM.

The informative workshop will be hosted by five-year veteran attendee of WTM and Executive Director of BAME Women in Travel, Eulanda Shead Osagiede. Eulanda is also co-founder of award-winning travel, food and culture blog Hey! Dip Your Toes In and has previously worked with renowned travel brands such as San Diego Tourism and Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona following initial introductions at WTM.

The BAME Women in Travel initiative, which was officially launched earlier this year, assists black, Asian and minority ethnic women in the travel and tourism industry to fulfil their economic and individual potential through customised training and mentoring services aimed at fostering entrepreneurship and employment.

Speaking about the upcoming workshop, Eulanda Shead Osagiede, Executive Director of BAME Women in Travel said: “With over 5,000 exhibitors representing more than 180 destinations at WTM, it’s crucial for content creators to stand out from the crow. This can be done by having a strategy when attending WTM and knowing how to approach, network and follow up with brands they would like to potentially work with. The BAME Women in Travel WTM Networking Workshop has been designed with this in mind and will teach attendees the most effective networking strategies.”

To register for BAME Women in Travel’s WTM Networking Workshopplease visit www.bitly.com/WTMNetworking

World Travel Market (WTM) London will take place from 4th – 6th November 2019 and is one of the largest travel trade shows in the world. With over 5,000 exhibitors, it’s a valuable opportunity for content creators to network with destinations and travel companies from across the globe to discuss potential opportunities and ways of working together.

For further information on Women In Travel, visit www.womenintravelcic.com.


Image Captions:
Image 1: Eulanda Shead Osagiede, Executive Director of BAME Women in Travel.
Image 2: BAME Women in Travel logo.
Image 3: Women in Travel CIC will host a WTM Networking Workshop on 17th September.

About Women in Travel
Women in Travel (CIC) started life as a gender focussed platform at World Travel Market flagship event in London, in 2014. Growing successfully from then onwards, in 2017 it was incorporated as a social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in Travel Tourism and Hospitality. Its vision is to become a catalyst for sustainability by placing women at the heart of an industry which is inherently attractive to females and growing at a fast pace. It is the brain-child of Alessandra Alonso, who has been recognised as a trail-blazer when it comes to gender diversity in the industry and who has supported women in maximising their opportunity in the travel, tourism and hospitality (TTH) industry for well over a decade, originally through Shine & the Shine Awards. Women in Travel partners with employers to provide the first Women Returners service through which the industry can access a pool of marginalised but often highly skilled women who are eager to get back to work. Women in Travel also runs entrepreneurship focussed events, mentoring and networking supporting start up and early stage female entrepreneurs and those wanting to start a business, particularly of BAME background.

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