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Travel and Tourism Student Comes Out on Top in National Competition!

Jenna O'Brien, who studies the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism at Coleg Menai, has been crowned the winner of the National Next Generation Tourism Awards.

Jenna won first place in her category; Digital Tools and Technology for Sustainable Tourism, and was then announced as the overall winner of the entire Awards.

The aim of the Next Generation Tourism Awards is to help promote and inform the future of sustainable tourism and skills within the tourism & hospitality industry in Wales.

The Symposium and Awards Ceremony was held virtually on Wednesday, June 16th, where 57 people were in attendance, which was hosted by BBC's Huw Stephens.

Jenna said, “I am over the moon to have won! My tutors at college have been fantastic, and I can’t thank them enough for their encouragement and support”.

Sharon Jones, Programme Leader for Level 3 Travel and Tourism, said, “We are all so proud of Jenna. She even won last year's Next Tourism Generation competition on Sustainable Tourism, too!

This year she made an even bigger effort to prepare a fantastic entry, which was of course more difficult due to the lockdown. However, she worked tirelessly and it was a great pleasure to be able to support her throughout this competition.”