Inntel are actively supporting Neurodiversity Week 2023 with a range of initiatives.
Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative challenging stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. Inntel is supporting this by helping to change attitudes on how neurodivergent individuals are perceived across the UK travel industry. Inntel encourages travel suppliers, clients and travel industry professionals to recognise the many talents and advantages of people who are neurodivergent and highlighting the need for more inclusive and equitable organisational cultures within the travel sector.
Inntel is a corporate member of Neurodiversity in Business – a registered charity and business-led forum promoting best practice on ND recruitment, retention and empowerment. In addition to this, Tiffany Casson, one of its Customer Relationship Managers, has been in place as NiB Ambassador for the UK travel industry since October 2022.
In this role, Tiffany is focussed on being an ally and using influence and her travel industry network to build greater awareness and engagement. Her approach has led to initiatives with industry trade bodies and membership organisations, e.g. Institute of Travel Management (ITM), Business Travel Association (BTA) and BEAM. In addition to this, she has developed working relationships with organisations focussed on wellbeing of business travellers and those that work within travel industry, e.g. Eventwell – a provider of neuroinclusive and mental wellbeing friendly spaces at events and Simpila Mental Health which promotes mental health in the travel industry.
During Neurodiversity Week 2023, as NiB Ambassador, Tiffany is involved in a range of initiatives including:
Neurodiversity awareness training for Inntel employees
BTA Webinar – Neurodiversity in the workplace | 12 March 2023 (12:00 GMT) The BTA – Business Travel Association – Events Calendar
Neurodiversity Annual Conference 2023 | ExCel London | 16 March 2023 Events – Neurodiversity in Business
On Inntel’s support and Tiffany’s involvement, Dan Harris, CEO, Neurodiversity in Business, commented “We’re pleased that Tiffany, with a genuine passion and desire to make a real difference for Neurodiverse people, stepped up to represent the UK’s travel industry. It’s a massive trade sector which we recognised needed stronger representation. So, we were pleased to invite Tiffany to take up a voluntary role of NiB Ambassador for the UK travel industry. Almost immediately, Tiffany started driving awareness for change within the sector, influencing progressive initiatives with her own employer and across travel industry bodies.”
Douglas O’Neill, CEO, Inntel expands on Inntel’s commitment stating “Tiffany has brought more than just her passion on this issue into the heart of our business, her role as NiB Ambassador is enabling her to build awareness across industry suppliers, partners and clients. As a service brand that thrives on being agile and innovative, the clear link between neurodiverse people as exceptional problem-solvers and creative thinkers, means we need to re-think how to create inclusive spaces for current and future employees who are neurodiverse and Tiffany is leading us in the right direction.”
For further information about Neurodiversity Week 2023: www.neurodiversityweek.com/
For more on becoming a corporate member of NiB, please go to www.neurodiversityinbusiness.org