AWTE Member

About Us

The Association of Women Travel Executives (AWTE) is a member organisation that offers networking and professional development opportunities to support the careers of women in travel.

Membership is open to women whose business or career is predominantly in travel, whether they’re entrepreneurs or in a corporate role.

The AWTE’s influence stretches across six decades, after it was founded in 1954 at a time when women were beginning to make travel a viable career option. Since then, it has continued to create an environment for the sharing of ideas, debating of trends, and networking with peers, associates and other travel professionals to develop new business.

AWTE runs a programme of professional development seminars and workshops, events for networking and business building (to which our male colleagues are also invited!) and campaigns for improving the status of women in business and on the board.

  • The  Development Programme is a series of hands-on seminars to furnish our members with practical advice, insight and inspiration to help progress their careers. The AWTE delivers An Audience with… relaxed Q&A sessions to give our members insight into a prominent business person to give us more tools and tips to help us in business. We also deliver AWTE Talks Shop… a panel of experts in the field of a particular subject give us up to date business information that we can use in a practical way within our business.
  • Networking Together provides opportunities for members and guests to get together and find out more about each other’s businesses, as well as find potential partners, suppliers and clients.
  • Building business within the membership the AWTE wants to engage all of our members to look for a provider for their needs and wants within the membership so that you can build a more solid relationship by networking with each other and developing together throughout the year.

The AWTE is a not-for-profit organisation run voluntarily by a board of experienced senior women in the travel sector. It also runs the AWTE Benevolent Fund, which helps members who are experiencing difficulties in their personal or professional lives.

Nominations for AWTE Chair’s Awards now open!

We are delighted to announce that nominations for this year’s Chair’s Awards are now OPEN! In 2008, the AWTE was left a legacy from Founder Member, Joan Richardson. We use this legacy to present 3 Annual Awards that recognise the achievements of women in travel. Please take time to nominate yourself, a deserving colleague or […]

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AWTE delighted to be a strategic partner of 2017 Everywoman in Travel Awards

AWTE is delighted to announce that it’s partnering with Everywoman for their 2017 Everywoman in Travel Awards.  Established in 1999, everywoman is the expert in the advancement of women in business With a presence in over 100 countries and a successful active network of over 20,000 members, everywoman is recognised globally as the professional organisation […]

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AWTE Chairs Awards 2017

We are delighted to bring you our Annual Chair's Awards that will take place at Rocket City in The City on Tuesday 12th of September. The

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Simply Summer Networking

AWTE sunset cocktails at the ITT conference 2017

12th June - S.Antonio Terrace, Hilton Sorrento Palace at 6.30pm

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Chairs farewell dinner 2017

On 9th May we will be hosting a dinner at Smith & Wollensky in John Adam Street, London, WC2N in honour of our outgoing Chair –

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AWTE Annual General Meeting 2017

The AWTE AGM takes place on Wednesday 26th of April 2017 at

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Dinner evening launch in Dublin

The AWTE are delighted to launch a brand new chapter in Ireland after fantastic, enthusiastic engagement from the Travel Tourism and Hospitality

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Membership on line renewal 2017 - MEMBERS ONLY

Now that you have received your renewal invoice from us, many have asked to pay this on line via credit card. Therefore you can use this mechanism to

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Registered Address


East House

109 South Worple Way


SW14 8TN

Registered In England & Wales

Registration number 05590750

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