Jamie-Lee Abtar from Walton on Thames has been invited to join the fifth year of a scheme launched by Travel Trade Gazette – the industry’s leading travel trade magazine. This initiative shines the spotlight on the travel industry’s most inspiring young people who have made an outstanding contribution to their business.
“There are countless networking events in travel, but there aren’t many opportunities for the younger stars in the business to meet, to network and to be inspired by some of travel’s current leaders. Tomorrow’s Travel Leaders not only celebrates these individuals but also gives them a real opportunity to learn from some of the most senior people in the industry as well as each other. I’d personally like to congratulate Jamie-Lee on making it to the final 30.”
Daniel Pearce, Managing Director, TTG Media
The competition for the initiative was extremely fierce, with nominations across a wide spectrum of industry sectors. A panel of distinguished judges met recently to choose the 30 successful candidates. As part of the final 30, Jamie-Lee, who has worked extensively with tourist boards and tour operators both in Barbados and the UK and is founder of local business Be Distinctly Different, a boutique travel marketing agency, will receive free membership to the Institute of Travel and Tourism. Jamie-Lee will be invited to a series of networking dinners and events, with speakers drawn from the most senior levels within travel.
“Travel is my passion. At Be Distinctly Different (www.bedistinctlydifferent.com) I work with travel brands who are struggling to make their mark and give them the tools they need to succeed. This year, I’ve also founded Your Caribbean (www.yourcaribbeantravel.com), set up an event for travel brands in Barbados called The Travel Marketing Toolkit (www.thetravelmarketingtoolkit.com) and developed an interactive e-newsletter for the trade, In The Travel Know (fb.me/Inthetravelknow). Life is pretty busy, but I’m going to make the most of the fantastic opportunity that TTG have given me. To be recognised as one of the 30 under 30 class of 2016/17 is a massive achievement.”