York director achieves tourism accolade

A senior director at York-based SuperBreak has been shortlisted as one of sixty women who has made a difference in the travel and tourism industry over the past 60 years.

Sales and Product Director Jane Atkins joined the short break specialist in 2012.

The 60 for 60 list, announced by the Association of Women Travel Executives was revealed at the organisation’s 60th anniversary dinner, which celebrated women across the sector from travel agencies and tour operators to cruise lines, airlines, car brokers, tourist boards and technology companies as well as those who work in the media, public relations and charities linked to the industry.

To be considered, candidates had to be nominated by someone within the travel industry for influencing and contributing to the industry over the last 60 years.

The 118 nominations received were then filtered down to 60 with the help of senior travel figures including John McEwan, former MD of Advantage Travel Centres and Dermot Blastland, former Director of First Choice.

Jane said:

“To be recognised alongside some of the key figures in our industry is such an honour, especially given the number of women being considered.

“The best bit for me is that the initial nomination came from my peers within the industry, people who know and have worked with me over the years.

“Travel has always been a passion and this industry is constantly evolving with the introduction of new products and talented people.

“I feel very privileged that my role at SuperBreak gives me the chance to stay at the forefront of the sector and continue to deliver the latest offering to our customers.”

Sales and product director Jane Atkins

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