Fox World Travel is thrilled to celebrate our Chief Experience Officer Beth Marino as the recipient of the Top 50 Women in Travel award at the annual WINiT Gala. WINiT By GBTA is a global network of over 3,000 women and men focused on driving positive change for the career mobility of women in travel-related industries.
“Never has the mission of WINiT by GBTA been more important than now, when women have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic especially hard,” said Dorothy Dowling, chair of the WINiT Strategic Advisory Board and senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “These women have been selected for this esteemed list not only for the determination and focus they’ve exhibited in elevating their own careers but for their dedication to reaching a hand out to help other women rise in the industry as well.”
With a 20-year diverse history in the travel industry, Marino has contributed a wide range of expertise from agent operations to travel technology to customer experience. Her professional trajectory represents the future of leadership in travel. Marino’s current role as Chief Experience Officer for Fox is the culmination of years in customer-focused roles and allows her to set the vision to improve and innovate the traveler experience. As is the case in all industries, the future for travel is a dedication to the customer.
From the beginning, Fox has supported the advancement of women across the board, from entry level positions with on-the-job training up to our executive team, which is currently 50% women led. We’re proud to report that, during 2020, women made up 87.5% of our new hires and 50% of promotions. Additionally, while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that average tenure in the leisure/hospitality industry is 2.3 years, the average tenure of female leaders at Fox in 2020 is greater than 10 years.
About Fox World Travel
The passion to guide travelers to their desired destinations has led Fox World Travel to become one of the top travel companies in the country. This success is represented in being named to Inc. 5000 five years running and being ranked #26 on the 2020 Travel Weekly Power List . Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Fox World Travel employs more than 280 associates averaging more than seven years of service.
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit www.gbta.org.
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