Back in Time for Bed, the travel network support group, has announced its second event, to be held at Newcastle International Airport on 22 September.
The event will focus on balancing work and family, and include an introduction to the Back in Time for Bed (BITFB) initiative, along with the sharing of personal stories, quick wins, hints and tips for working parents.
On 3 September, the group will have a family fun conference on board Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas.
BITFB, created by travel industry figures Vicky Billing, head of partnerships at Riviera Travel, and Anna Perrott, head of supplier relations at Panache Cruises, was launched in February 2023 to support working parents in the travel industry.
It aims to bring together parents and guardians from across the industry and provide them with a space to discuss their challenges, get tips and recommendations from other parents and access more formal advice and resources.
A new website was launched in July this year, featuring articles, information on upcoming events and links to topics covering mental health and wellbeing, legal matters and more.
Back in Time for Bed ‘supporting colleagues’
Billing said: “Anna and I are so excited to host our first regional event for Back in Time for Bed.
“We really want to support all our fellow industry colleagues across the country as we appreciate it can quite difficult if you live outside of London and we don’t want anyone to miss out.”
Newcastle International Airport senior aviation sales executive Laura Hartshorne added: “We are delighted to be supporting the Back in Time for Bed initiative by hosting this event at the airport.
“As a mother of one myself, and a job which takes me out on the road a lot of the time, I understand how challenging it can be to manage work and family.
“The event will be a fantastic opportunity to get together with other parents from across the industry and the North East and raise awareness of the challenges and the opportunities available for working parents and guardians in the industry.”
The group expects up to 60 people to attend.