During what has been one of the most challenging years to date for the Scottish tourism industry, Women In Tourism today announce the 2020 Top 100 Women In Tourism. Following the inaugural Top 100 which was launched in 2018, today’s announcement recognises not just individual achievements over the last year, but the combined passion which has supported the sector throughout 2020.

Two of Discover Glencoe’s committee members are celebrating being on the list announced earlier today. Chair, Martina Preece and Treasurer, Helen Thompson, were nominated by Discover Glencoe as a way of thanking them for all their efforts and hard work. They have both gone above and beyond in these volunteer posts to help, support and represent Discover Glencoe members, local communities and tourism in the area during these difficult times.

Martina Preece, Chair of Discover Glencoe, commented, “Though we were aware of our nominations, this is an unexpected award. It’s a privilege to be listed alongside all the other well-deserving, hardworking women in the tourism and hospitality industry throughout Scotland.”

Reflecting a diverse industry which drives the Scottish economy and delivers the warm welcome which visitors from all over the world recognise and celebrate; the 2020 Top 100 includes those working within hotels, destination organisations, tour operators, marketing agencies and visitor attractions. During an unprecedented year, the Top 100 gives special recognition to those working on behalf of the Scottish tourism sector, including colleagues from the Scottish Tourism Alliance, the Association of Scottish Self Caterers, HIT Scotland and the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions.

Susan Russell, Chair of Women In Tourism, said: “2020 has been an unprecedented year for not just tourism, but our way of life as we know it.  Today’s announcement gives us an opportunity to recognise colleagues across our industry who go above and beyond on a daily basis.

The Top 100 reflects the sector as a whole – from Shetland to the Scottish Borders and the Outer Hebrides to Fife, and while we recognise the challenges facing our industry, today’s announcement is an important moment to celebrate and thank everyone for all that they have done, and continue to do.”

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