The shortlist for the inaugural Mentor of the Year award, part of the forthcoming ITT Future You Awards, has been confirmed.
The category was introduced to recognise individuals who have had a direct impact on the personal and professional development of others in travel and tourism.
Amanda Matthews and Karen Pocock, co-founders and directors, Designer Travel
Danny Waine, commercial manager, Hotelplan Group Holiday Home Division (HHD)
Jahan Khan, owner, CJJ Consultancy
Jenny Kovacs, founder, Giftwish Ltd
Michael Long, director - global merchandising, Hotels.com (Expedia Group)
Claire Steiner, chair of ITT’s education and training committee said: "We were overwhelmed by the calibre of entries for our first Mentor of the Year award and selecting the finalists was not easy.
“I’m delighted with the final shortlist; which covers OTAs, retail travel, accommodation and more. All those shortlisted should be proud to be recognised for having had a positive impact on a fellow industry professional’s career development."
The finalists will take part in a panel session on The Power of Mentors during the ITT Future You: International Careers Conference on 15 July, before the winner is announced.