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

Advocate, inspire, raise awareness

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

Share and learn from others

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

Co-create solutions

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 2.5 Million Employees and includes

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. 

Interested in joining our growing Collaboration Community, contact us!

Bespoke Support

For bespoke support and advice to help your organisation assess its current inclusion strategy, and help devise and deploy new ways to create an inclusive workplace culture, please get in touch with inclusion in, the people and culture consultancy for inclusive employers. Inclusion in provides expert advice and solutions including. Learn more on our bespoke support page.

Our Recent Work

Based upon mandatory figures reported to the government this year, we are pleased to publish our report on the gender pay gap in the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure industry. With broader sector analysis provided by PwC, we look at the reasons behind the gap and ways in which the WiHTL Collaboration Community is producing innovative action planning to positively turn the dial to reduce the gap. We look at the benefits created by policy change and inclusive recruitment, and hear directly from member organisations through case studies and best practices. 

Request the Gender Pay Gap Report.

As we come to the mid-way point in the year we wanted to take the opportunity to share a snapshot of some of the collective progress we've made. From welcoming new members into our Collaboration Community, to hosting webinars on key EDI topics, not to mention seeing almost 1000 delegates graduate across our various development programmes, it's clear to see that 2023 has already been jam packed. 

Read the Half Year report

Within the toolkit there is a range of helpful materials, including tips on how to establish your group, industry case studies to share best practice, and strategies for engaging with senior leadership.

We hope that this new ENG toolkit will empower organisations and individuals to create meaningful connections, foster a sense of community, and drive positive change within our sector.

Request your copy of the ENG Toolkit

The toolkit has been created in collaboration with Members of the WiHTL and Diversity in Retail’s Race & Ethnicity Committee and includes topics such as being an authentic and active ally, understanding and unlearning biases, calling out non-inclusive behaviour and how to navigate conversations about race. 

The next phases of the toolkit will offer support and guidance for line managers, leaders, employee network groups as well as Human Resources and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professionals. 

Request your copy of the Toolkit

What's Coming Up

This webinar, hosted by WiHTL and Diversity in Retail, will explore the topic of age inclusivity at work, including the challenges faced by over-50s in recruitment and career development, the positive truths about ageing and how to ensure your organisation is age-inclusive. 


The inclusion event of the year is back! Join us at the WiHTL and DiR Inclusion Summit, taking place on  Tuesday 10th of October (coinciding perfectly with World Inclusion Day), at the iconic London Hilton on Park Lane. 

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

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