Minister of Tourism
Þórdís (Thordis) Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir (born 4 November 1987) is the Icelandic Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation. Thordis Kolbrun is also a member of Alþingi, Iceland‘s parliament for the Northwest Constituency since 2016, as a representative of the Independence Party. In January 2017, she became the second youngest individual to become Minister in Iceland and the country’s youngest ever female Minister. In 2018 she was elected vice-chairman of the Independence Party.
“I have agreed to take part in the 1st International Women in Travel & Tourism Forum because as the first specifically designated Minister of Tourism in Iceland and as a woman this is a matter close to my heart. I have great faith in our ability to learn from each other’s shared best practices and have put emphasis into evidence based strategic development in the tourism industry.”