Training & Professional Development


One of the Institute of Travel & Tourism’s principal objectives is to raise and maintain professional standards in the industry.
ITT provides support and guidance, together with guidelines for the formal recognition of individual progress.

Continuous Professional Development is important to individuals as well as to the future of the travel and tourism industry. ITT works with partner organisations and industry professionals to provide training courses and seminars at reduced rates for Members.

Women 1st

The People 1st State of the Nation report has recognised that whilst female workers make up over 70% of the sector’s workforce, they’re hugely under-represented when it comes to senior, with only six per cent of the board directors.

People 1st is aiming to change this with two free government funded learning programmes, enabling women to achieve their full potential as managers, board members and chief executives. Employers will also benefit from a highly skilled and highly performing workforce. Both programmes are evidence-based, with a careful selection process and underpinned by extensive People 1st research.

We have negotiated subsidies of 90% on course fees - with learning and development worth over £1000.

Click here for more information about Women 1st.

Women 1st – Step up
Continuous Professional Development programme

With six learning and development days over a six month period, this programme aims to ensure a real, long term change in skills and ability. The programme features peer based learning and support, action learning sets, mentoring, home-study and unique networking opportunities.

Women 1st Leadership Network
Mentoring and coaching network

This programme is designed to support women to achieve their full potential at work – especially in areas such as career planning, networking and influencing skills. The female mentees will commit to five sessions over a six month period – with people effectively matched to provide maximum benefit and phone mentoring available to ensure full participation. In addition full training will be provided.

Places on these high-level programmes are limited and are available in England only. If you’re a female junior manager with the talent and commitment to take your career to the next level, or if you’re an employer who wants to make sure you’re getting the most from your staff, then contact 01895 817000 or email

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