The shortlist for the Shine Awards – the scheme which recognises the achievements of women in the travel industry – has been revealed.

Judges gathered at the Abu Dhabi Tourism Office in London yesterday to select the finalists for the five categories.

Entrants included travel agents, hoteliers and people working in training and recruitment.

Vertical Group chief executive and Future Travel director Peter Healey said: “There are many women who have made a vital contribution to the travel industry and don’t get the recognition they deserve.

“These women have an inspirational quality and are excellent role models for young women thinking of entering the travel industry”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on November 26 at London Metropolitan University.

The finalists are:

Corporate Woman
Trudy Redfern, Silversea Cruises
Vanessa Lensenn, Go Learn To
Debbie Marshall, CV Travel   
Woman Entrepreneur
Vanessa Scott, Strattons Hotel
Julia Feuell, New Frontiers
Outstanding Mentor
Gina McAdams, Stratemarco Limited
Fiona Jeffries, World Travel Market
Public Sector Woman
Lynn Westbury – University of Liverpool
Cathy Guthrie – Tourism Management Institute
Karen Illingworth – The Mersey Partnership
Jenny McGee – London Tourist Board
Young Achiever
Karen Eason, Sunshine Travel
Emma Chang, The Liner Hotel
Sharon Glancy, Stonebow Training Company