Riviera Travel has joined the Association of Women Travel Executives (AWTE) and has endorsed the Back in Time for Bed (BITFB) initiative that was the brainchild of one of its team members.
The operator’s head of partnerships Vicky Billing will lead Riviera’s participation in AWTE alongside Laura Harvey, people director, and Stuart Milan, channel director.
In addition, Riviera is now formally supporting BITFB, by offering all working parents the opportunity to join.
The support group, which was founded last month by Billing and Anna Perrott from Panache Cruises, informs and advises parents and guardians on childcare questions and challenges.
Riviera said its pledge has been made alongside other new benefits to support working parents, including more flexible and hybrid roles for current and future staff.
Riviera Travel ‘taking positive steps’
Billing said: “Riviera is committed to taking positive steps to support our whole team to better our work-life balance. We’re all excited to see this reflected in our AWTE membership and BITFB backing.
“In particular, I want parents to know they’re never alone and we all go through the same experiences.
“By having that reassurance and support in place outside of the work environment, I know we will all be more productive when we’re in it.”
Riviera Travel CEO Phil Hullah added: “The wellbeing of each and every team member is a clear priority for us.
“That’s why AWTE and BITFB are so important for us to partner with, and we look forward to drawing on their expertise and know-how to further strengthen our support networks.
“Huge credit to Vicky for helping create BITFB. It’s a unique initiative for the travel industry and as a working dad myself I absolutely relate to the topics being discussed.
“We can all struggle to juggle, regardless of who we are and what our job role is, which is why we’re all getting behind BITFB.”