Women in Travel aims to leverage a thriving global travel and tourism industry and its suppliers to provide women with the opportunity to fulfil their economic and individual potential through education, engagement and entrepreneurship. Women in Travel CIC is a social enterprise and was founded by Alessandra Alonso in January 2017. As a social enterprise, Women in Travel reinvest all its profit into its social mission.
Women in Travel CIC’s vision is to provide communities in key regions (for example UK, Middle East, Africa and Latin America) with a sustainable livelihood by enabling women to become economically independent through entrepreneurship and a thriving career in the travel and tourism industry. This is be done by:
• Working in partnership with industry, governments and other interested parties, empower women to set up and grow their own travel and tourism business or prepare for work in the industry by undertaking projects aimed at reducing common barriers (such as access to funding) and acquiring practical skills
• Supporting women and diversity initiatives within travel and tourism businesses through networks, workshop, mentoring and related activities
• Providing women internationally with a platform to meet, learn from each other and feel inspired to progress their career.