International Tourism Management student becomes first ABTA Regional Representative
Caitlin Allcock, a final year International Tourism Management student at Leeds Beckett University, is the first to become an ABTA Regional Representative. As part of the role, Caitlin will be building links and relationships between Leeds Beckett students, ABTA Members in the region and ABTA’s Head Office to connect industry stakeholders with the next generation of talent.
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.
As well as a valuable boost to her CV, Caitlin is also receiving industry mentorship as part of the role from Katie Rankin, Early Careers and Future Talent Specialist at Jet2Holidays. Jet2Holidays is based in Leeds and is currently the UK’s second largest tour operator.
Head of Education and Training at ABTA, Vicki Wolf said “ABTA are thrilled to welcome Caitlin Allcock as one of our first ABTA Student Regional Representatives. Building the relationship between travel and tourism students and ABTA Members is important for ensuring future skills for the travel sector.”