Burnout expert Kelly Swingler to speak at World Travel Market London

Burnout expert Kelly Swingler to speak at World Travel Market London

World-renowned executive coach, burnout expert, inspirational speaker and author, Kelly Swingler, will be sharing her experience on how to have a successful career without jeopardising wellbeing at this year’s World Travel Market London, 7th-9th November 2022 at ExCel.

Kelly, who is author of the acclaimed book, Mind The Gap: A Story of Burnout, Breakthrough and Beyond, will share her advice and insight about helping people achieve and lead a core-led life in a must-attend session organised by the Association of Women Travel Executives.

In 2013, after a 15-year leadership career, Kelly was burnt out, exhausted and missing out on life with her family. She realised that the way we are all working, isn’t working.

Since then, she has helped women from all over the world to succeed without giving up their career or jeopardising their wellbeing often appearing on TV and radio.

Kelly says: “How we are taught to define success is outdated and it doesn’t have to be this way.”

Anyone is at risk of burnout, but women in particular struggle with the difficulties of balancing work and caring responsibilities and are still doing far more unpaid work than men each week.

In a 2022 study called The Exhaustion Gap, which looked at the effects of Covid-19, two-thirds of women said they felt burnt out.

The study also highlighted the fact that women have been set back in terms of their careers over the past two years, with 66% not receiving any sort of pay rise since the start of the pandemic.

Two-thirds (64%) of women said they wished they had more time for themselves, while 53% want more time to invest in themselves, and their interests and hobbies.

What’s more, twice as many women as men reported feeling more isolated since the pandemic.  It is well documented that women bore most of the home-schooling responsibilities during the recent global pandemic, on top of juggling their regular jobs whilst working from home as well as the increased cooking and cleaning duties that came as part of repeated lockdowns.

WTM Exhibition Director Juliette Losardo said:
“A core theme of World Travel Market 2022 is how we can rebuild business – with difference – to deliver a new future for the travel sector. After a challenging couple of years, work-life balance is of paramount importance to many. We’re delighted to have an expert of Kelly’s calibre tackling issues surrounding burnout and inclusion. We hope this inspiring session allows a time for reflection and a catalyst for real change’’

Lindsay Garvey Jones, Chair of the AWTE says:
“I am delighted that Kelly has agreed to join us at World Travel Market.  Kelly is a real inspiration, and clearly understands all about burnout and how to address the work-life balance that we all struggle with in a 24/7 travel industry. We are excited to hear what advice she has for us all.”

Kelly Swingler will be presenting on the Future Stage at World Travel Market London on Tuesday 9th November 2022 at 13:45 – 14:45.

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World Travel Market (WTM) Portfolio comprises leading travel events, online portals and virtual platforms across four continents. The events are:


WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. The show facilitates business connections for the global (leisure) travel community. Senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL London every November, generating travel industry contracts.

Next live event: Monday 7 to 9 November 2022 at ExCel London



Arabian Travel Market (ATM), now on its 30th year, is the leading, international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. ATM 2022 attracted over 23,000 visitors and hosted over 30,000 participants including 1,500 exhibitors and attendees from 150 countries, across 10 halls at Dubai World Trade Centre. Arabian Travel Market is part of Arabian Travel Week. #ATMDubai

Next in-person event: Monday 1 to Thursday 4 May 2023, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai



Arabian Travel Week is a festival of events taking place within and alongside Arabian Travel Market 2023. Providing a renewed focus for the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector, it includes ILTM Arabia, ARIVAL Dubai, Influencers’ events and activations, ITIC, GBTA Business Travel Forums, as well as ATM Travel Tech. It also features the ATM Buyer Forums, ATM Speed Networking Events as well as a series of country forums.



WTM Latin America takes place annually in the city of São Paulo and attracts around 20,000 tourism professionals during the three-day event. The event offers qualified content together with networking and business opportunities. In this its ninth edition – there have been eight face-to-face events along with a 100% virtual one, which was held in 2021 – WTM Latin America continued to focus on effective business generation and achieved the advance booking of six thousand meetings that were held between buyers, travel agents and exhibitors in 2022.

Next event: Monday April 3rd to Wednesday 5th April 2023 – Expo Center Norte, SP, Brazil



WTM Africa launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.  In 2022, WTM Africa facilitated more than 7 thousand unique pre-scheduled appointments, an increase of more than 7% compared to 2019 and welcomed more than 6 thousand visitors (unaudited), the same number as in 2019.

Next event: Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 April 2023 – Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town http://africa.wtm.com/


About ATW Connect:  Africa Travel Week’s digital arm, is a virtual hub packed to the seams with interesting content, industry news and insights, and the opportunity to hear from experts on a variety of topics in our new monthly webinar series. All with the aim to keep all of us in the travel and tourism industry connected. ATW Connect focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology.



WTM Global Hub, is the new WTM Portfolio online portal created to connect and support travel industry professionals around the world. The resource hub offers the latest guidance and knowledge to help exhibitors, buyers and others in the travel industry face the challenges of the global coronavirus pandemic. WTM Portfolio is tapping into its global network of experts to create content for the hub. https://hub.wtm.com/


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RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face to face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.rxglobal.com



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