women in tourism international alliance


Welcome to WITIA

WITIA is a non-profit association of tourism professionals – women and men! – that facilitates the exchange of accurate and trusted tourism information worldwide.

Created by travel professionals from Australia, the USA, and Canada, WITIA provides you with an exciting range of services, all designed to:

  • Give you an advantage by providing the tools to access unbiased information
  • Enhance business opportunities by introducing you to like-minded professionals

Our Mission

Women in Tourism International Alliance Limited (WITIA) is a networking association, global in scope, for people employed in travel, tourism, hospitality, and related industries.  WITIA’s goals are to promote and enhance business opportunities between members; to speak out for peace and cultural understanding worldwide; to support charitable causes that offer care and protection to women and children; to mentor and assist young people in the industry, and to foster the protection of our planet’s natural resources.

Meet the team

The WITIA Board

The WITIA Committee


WITIA Begins

Our Founding Members

Susan Holloway, Beryl Ley, Anne Isaacson, Cavell Dorman, Judy Gardner & Beverley Auerbach

First Educational

New Orleans & The Gulf Coast 


Subsequent Educationals
  • 2007 – Gold Coast Educational
  • 2007 – Fiji
  • 2008 – Big Island of Hawaii
  • 2009 – Beijing China
  • 2010 – Viterbo, Italy
  • 2011 – Costa Rica
  • 2012 – Nairobi Kenya
  • 2013- Philadelphia USA
  • 2014- Sri Lanka
  • 2016 – Tasmania
  • 2017 – Central Europe FAM 
  • 2018 – Samoa


WITIA Goes Virtual

The AGM goes online for the first time. 


Virtual FAM’s

Monthly Virtual FAMs provided by a member


Upcoming Educational

Submission open

Life Membership

The WITIA Board in 2021 decided to award life membership to 5 members who were the Foundation Directors of WITIA 15 years ago

Anne Isaacson, Beryl Ley, Beverley Auerbach, Sue Holloway, Cavell Dorman

We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of our 6th foundation Director, the late Judy Gardner.

Thank you, ladies, we appreciate everything you have given to WITIA and for your continued support of our organization. We hope that awarding you life membership of WITIA will help to reflect the gratitude we feel for your contributions and work for our alliance over the past 15 years.

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