Industry Update
Appointment 8 August 2020

Thanh Luu

Appointed Strategic Partnerships Manager
At WHTT (Women in Hospitality and Travel-Tech) Amsterdam

Thanh Luu

A talented hospitality professional with over 15 years of diverse experience in B2B sales, operations and passion for building a strong business relationship, has been named Strategic Partnership Manager for WHTT (Women in Hospitality and Travel-Tech).

Thanh Luu's appointment to WHTT is further the organisation's mission to support, inspire and promote women and underrepresented groups within the hospitality and travel technology industry. With international tourist arrivals projected to plunge by 60 to 80 percent in 2020, there are as many 120 million jobs at risks. WHTT mission to enable professional growth for women and underrepresented groups via education, mentorship and career development. WHTT believes that by inspiring communities to enter the industry and organizations to leverage and retain in the sector, will create more diverse and inclusive leadership. Thanh has held a variety of roles in travel management, both operationally and commercially, for some widely respected brands such as STA Travel and Thomas Cook. Thanh then moved into hospitality SaaS and took up the position of Director of Sales EMEA with Revinate. In the last 15 years, Thanh has led all aspects of complex sales, market penetration, customer relationship management, team development, and strategic partnership management to penetrate the new market with new visions and products.

Women in Hospitality and Travel-Tech (WHTT)

Amongst all the subsectors of Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industry, an average 26% of senior executives are female. At Woman in Hospitality and Trave Tech we advocate for a more diverse culture in hospitality and travel-tech organizations.
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