TPI Salutes Progress Of Women In Travel – But Says More Work To Be Done
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Travel Professionals International (TPI) is saluting female industry colleagues who have worked tirelessly to transform the travel industry — from their dedication and creativity to their impeccable customer service.
The company says it is more important than ever this year to recognize the efforts that women have made to become leaders in a previously male-dominated industry, but stresses that despite best efforts there is still much work to be done.
“This year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter, is a good reminder that many of my colleagues struggle in being recognized for the work and efforts they put forward in their professional lives and this needs to change,” says TPI CEO Zeina Gedeon.
“We need to continue the conversations and encourage our female leaders of tomorrow to keep striving for equality, as a cumulative group we can come together to make a difference.”
Gedeon added: “At TPI we salute the women in travel who have accomplished so much and have come so far, we’d also like to shine a spotlight on work that still needs to be done to advance women in the travel industry. Our valued TPI members are working together to make a difference and we encourage you to do the same. I recently read a quote from Sheryl Sandberg that resonated with me, In the future, there will be no female leaders -- there will just be leaders.”
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.