Student Programme

  • WTM Career in Travel

    WTM Career in Travel is our exclusive student programme designed to increase student opportunities within the travel and tourism industry.

    The ITT Future You Conference will be taking place on Wednesday 6th November, from 11:00 - 12:30 in the Global Stage.

    Register now

  • Last year's ITT Future You Speakers

  • Brian Young, G Adventures

    In March 2015, after 11 years in the accommodation-only sector, Brian Young took on a new challenge when he became Managing Director at G Adventures for the EMEA region. G Adventures is the world's largest independently-owned small group adventure company, founded by Canadian entrepreneur, Bruce Poon Tip. Brian is no stranger to entrepreneurship himself, having founded On Holiday Group and Holiday Taxis. His travel experience spans operations, human resources (or Talent, as it is called at G Adventures), sales and marketing, and customer experience within the tour operating and online travel sectors.

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  • Dominic Ashmore, Thomas Cook

    Dominic Ashmore is the Omni Channel Contact Optimisation Lead at Thomas Cook UK. Responsible for delivering seamless communication across all channels & optimising contacts into the UK Customer Contact Centre whilst developing new digital platforms within Retail. He initially joined Thomas Cook on the Future Leaders Commercial Graduate scheme in 2016 and has worked on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbots in the travel industry with a particular focus on its use to improve the customer journey.

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  • Helen Marano, Executive Vice President of External Affairs World Travel & Tourism Council

    Having joined WTTC in 2012, Helen Marano leads the efforts for expanding the awareness and engagement of WTTC and the T&T industry with the academia, other key tourism stakeholders and non-traditional organisations from the supply chain.

    Previously, she built the Government and Industry Affairs Department for the advocacy efforts of WTTC in presenting the industry perspective to government leaders and organisations.

    Helen is a seasoned leader, having previously led the National Travel & Tourism Office of the United States for over a decade. This involved industry relations, policy formation, and oversight of the statistical system for T & T for the USA. Her key accomplishments included opening up the USA for Chinese group travel, building the first Travel & Tourism Satellite Account, serving as the Chair for the Tourism Working Group of APEC, and collaborating in the formation of the Brand USA Corporation for marketing the USA.

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  • Your responsibilities as a student

    Understand what is expected of you when attending WTM London as part of the student programme.

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