UpdateYoung travel manager and entrepreneur honoured at Hall of Fame

Young managers and entrepreneurs from the travel industry are on the shortlist to be honoured at the British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame.

The awards honour the highest achievers in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors, with recipients having inspired those around them.

This year’s shortlist for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Travel) award includes the directors of specialist operator Latin Routes, Jessica Dennison and Martin Johnson; Nathan Cable, co-founder and co-chief executive of clubbing operator Party Hard Travel; Jamie Revell, director of travel agency Revell Travel; Yotam Idan, chief executive and co-founder of social travel platform WeTrip; Thomas Young, chief executive of self-service business travel and expenses solution Taptrip, and Tom Charman, chief executive of recommendation service NAVA.

In the running for the Young Manager of the Year (Travel) award are Lee Ainsworth, trading and product manager at consortium The Advantage Travel Partnership; Jessica Shelton-Agar, head of sales at escorted touring specialist APT; Iain Powell, head of trade sales at Saga Travel; and Leah Whitfield, public relations manager – EMEA at adventure operator G Adventures.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on today at the Four Seasons Hotel in Park Lane, London.

Awards will also be given out for the Business Achievement of the Year and Sustainable Business Award while six industry leaders are to be inducted into the British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame.

They are: Frank Del Rio, chief executive of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings; the co-owners of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst and Rudi Schreiner; Bea Tollman, founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection; and Gary and Rita Beckwith, founders of City Cruises.

The Hall of Fame is part of Jacobs Media Group, which includes Travel Weekly and hotel and hospitality-focused publication The Caterer.