WiHTL is a Collaboration Community devoted to increasing Diversity and Inclusion across Hospitality, Travel and Leisure

Our mission is to support companies across the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industry to create diverse and inclusive environments and to positively impact 5 million employees globally by 2025

What We Do


We conduct research and provide diversity and inclusion content that is relevant and inspiring 


We nurture collaboration and sharing across the industry, creating multiple opportunities to interact and identify best practices that work in the HTL sector 


We support companies and executives in building a diverse talent pipeline through cross-industry leadership development programmes

W for We are WiHTL

W for Working Together

W for World

W for Welcome to All in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure

And more!

Whilst gender remains a core pillar of our work at WiHTL, in the last 2 years we have expanded our remit to not only also cover race and ethnicity but to raise awareness of the challenges faced by other underrepresented groups and mobilise meaningful action when it comes to creating truly inclusive workplaces across the hospitality, travel and leisure industry. 

Our Community now positively impacts over 2.6M employees across our industry worldwide, and our Community members have helped to shape our refreshed mission, scope of activities and what our brand stands for.  When we started the W in WiHTL stood for Women, it now stands for even more.

Our Collaboration Community has reached over 2.6 Million Employees

Be a part of our ever growing community of companies and individuals committing to creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.  

We believe that no single company can make progress with the inclusion agenda on its own.  Through collaboration we are able to have a greater impact on progressing D,E&I in HTL and in society as a whole. 

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Inclusion Summit

The WiHTL & DiR Inclusion Summit was a multi-faceted celebration of diversity and inclusion in the hospitality, travel, leisure and retail sectors. It took place on the 1st November 2022 in the heart of London at the iconic ODEON LUXE, Leicester Square. The in-person event brought together members of our WiHTL and Diversity in Retail Collaboration Communities. 

What's Coming Up

For more details on our upcoming events, including links for registration, refer to our Events Page.

Women to Watch & Role Models for Inclusion in HTL Index 2022

The wait is over, our 2022 list of Women to Watch and Role Models for inclusion is here.

Now in its fourth year, this edition of the index is again in partnership with The MBS Group. The first half of the index features 61 incredible women from across Hospitality, travel and leisure who have achieved personal and professional success through their leadership, innovation and determination.

Also included in the index are 20 incredible Role Models for Inclusion, these are individuals from all backgrounds who are playing a central role in moving the dial on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion both in their organisations and communities.

To download your digital copy of the index click here.

Our Work

WiHTL 2022: A Year in Numbers

What a year 2022 was for us and our Collaboration Community. We barely know where to begin, from the Inclusion Summit to all the incredible development programmes we have held this year.

Thank you to everyone from our Collaboration Community for making it a year we won’t forget. Although we couldn’t capture everything, we made a little summary video to show the essence of what we’ve worked on in 2022.

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