UWTSD International Travel and Tourism students become first ABTA regional representatives


Congratulations to UWTSD International Travel and Tourism Management students Adrienne Boran and Laura Yildiz, who are the first to become ABTA Regional Representatives. As part of the role, Adrienne and Laura will build links and relationships between UWTSD students, ABTA Members in the region and ABTA’s Head Office to connect industry stakeholders with the next generation of talent.

UWTSD International Travel and Tourism Management students Laura Yildiz (left) and Adrienne Boran (right) are the first to become ABTA Regional Representatives.

Regional Student Representatives are responsible for strengthening the already active relationship between the Association and the University by further developing industry contacts, getting involved in key ABTA campaigns to support the industry and by promoting ABTA’s multiple activities on campus such as guest lectures, career days and access to important industry research.

Adrienne Boran is currently studying at level 5 in International Travel and Tourism Management as a mature student. She said: “Since starting university I have always been keen to undertake as many experiences as I can and being presented with the opportunity to work alongside ABTA as a regional representative is something that will benefit me greatly for my future within the tourism industry.

“Developing my skills and knowledge is vital for me to grow and succeed in the industry, which is something I feel that working with ABTA would allow me to achieve. I am thrilled to be selected for this opportunity to represent ABTA and I am very excited to meet the team and get involved in all the responsibilities as part of my role."

Laura Yildiz is a second year International Travel and Tourism Management mature student. She said: “As someone keen to continuously learn and develop my knowledge and skills within the sector, having the opportunity to work with, and represent industry experts ABTA is an honour that will benefit my development immensely. Working together to strengthen relationships between Travel and Tourism students and ABTA members will allow me to gain a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge to further develop vital key skills important for the industry. 

“To be selected as one of the first ABTA Regional Student Representatives is an absolute privilege, and I am excited to meet all the ABTA team and get started on this amazing opportunity.”

Head of Education and Training at ABTA, Vicki Wolf said: “ABTA are thrilled to have Laura and Adrienne join as our regional representatives at UWTSD. It is important to build links between our members and the future travel professionals.”

Jacqui Jones, Programme Manager for International Events, Tourism and Leisure Resort Management at UWTSD said: “As ABTA educational partners UWTSD enjoys a close working relationship with the lead body for the travel sector and during the pandemic this has become extremely important for our students. ABTA have provided our students with exciting opportunities to undertake online training opportunities which are normally only available to ABTA travel organisations as well as attending online events and engaging with industry advisors

“Laura and Adrienne are excellent students who have been selected by ABTA as Regional Representatives as part of the launch of this important new initiative. They are both dedicated to the travel sector and keen to take up all the exciting opportunities which will be made available to them through this new initiative and help them develop their careers in the global travel industry.”

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