Four travel industry leaders are to be inducted into the British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame on March 23.

Jamaica’s tourism minister Edmund Bartlett will be honoured alongside Simon Cooper, founder and chief executive of On the Beach, former WTM chairman and founder of Just a Drop Fiona Jeffery, Larry Pimentel, president and chief executive of Azamara, and Bill Toner, chief executive of catering giant CH&Co.

The Hall of Fame is owned and hosted by Jacobs Media Group, the parent company of flagship brands Travel Weekly and The Caterer, and will be held at The Dorchester hotel in London.


Clockwise from top left: Edmund Bartlett; Simon Cooper; Larry Pimentel; and Fiona Jeffery.

It recognises the highest achievers in the travel, hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors, honouring those who have achieved significant business success while inspiring and shaping the wider industry.

In addition to recognising those with a track record of success, the Hall of Fame also celebrates rising talent with awards for young managers and entrepreneurs.

Further awards recognise business excellence and commitment to sustainability.

Clive Jacobs, chairman of Jacobs Media Group, said: “Membership of the Hall of Fame is the ultimate recognition of outstanding achievement in the travel and hospitality industries, and I am delighted that we will be welcoming four worthy inductees this year.”

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