During the event, which will be sponsored by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc and marketing services agency Mirabelle, BAME Women in Travel will also launch its Corporate Partnerships initiative.
Women in Travel (CIC), the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, will unveil a three-year plan for its BAME Women in Travel initiative during a Vision 2023 evening event on 26th March 2020.
Taking place at the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc offices in London, the Vision 2023 event will see BAME Women in Travel’s new Executive Director, Jamie-Lee Abtar, share her goals for the next three years on how the UK travel industry can boost its racial diversity. Jamie-Lee has worked in the travel sector for over 10 years, including at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), and will also be discussing the launch of BAME Women in Travel’s new Corporate Partnerships scheme at the event.
BAME Women in Travel assists black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) 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. With a core goal of addressing racial equality as a societal, moral and business issue, BAME Women in Travel’s upcoming plans include the second BAME Annual Conference on 19th May, a number of workshops throughout the summer, plus a September 2021 Retreat in Barbados.
During the event, which will be sponsored by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc and marketing services agency Mirabelle, BAME Women in Travel will also launch its Corporate Partnerships initiative, which will bring employers together to collaborate and address shared challenges with the aim to drive commitment to diversity in UK workplaces.
Speaking about her involvement with BAME Women in Travel, Jamie-Lee Abtar, Executive Director, said: "I am honoured and excited to be spearheading the growth and development of such an important initiative. I look forward to providing support and encouragement to BAME Women in Travel to reach their full potential, whether through employment or entrepreneurship.”
Alessandra Alonso, the Founder of Women in Travel (CIC) added: “Following on from the establishment of BAME Women in Travel by Eulanda Shead Osagiede and accomplishments achieved throughout 2019, we are thrilled to be welcoming Jamie-Lee to our team and look forward to sharing our goals for the next three years at the upcoming Vision 2023 event. Our new Corporate Partnerships allows travel brands to collaborate and address shared challenges, with the aim to refocus energy and commitment in UK workforces to drive change and ensure that businesses attract, recruit, retain and develop BAME talent.”
Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.
She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.