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New Report Highlights Worrying Lack of Diversity at the Top of Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Companies

May 14, 2021


Travel and tourism is one of the world’s most gender diverse industries, with a 50-50 overall split between men and women, but female representation at senior management level and above is abysmally low.

A new report by hospitality consultancy Aptamind and World Tourism Forum Lucerne reveals that female representation falls to 40% at mid-level management and 33% in senior management. In the C-Suite, 19% of roles are filled by women, with only five firms led by a female CEO. This is echoed at board level, where 24% of board members are women, 8% of boards include no women at all and there are only six female chairs.

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