Double Your Impact on Women’s Livelihoods this Christmas!

Double Your Impact on Women’s Livelihoods this Christmas!

Equality in Tourism has been selected to take part in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge this December.  All donations made to The Big Give between Dec 1st and Dec 8th will be doubled. This is our biggest fundraising opportunity of 2020 and we are so excited to share it with you! We have £2,500 match funding available We aim to raise £2,500 in online donations All of the funds raised through the Christmas Challenge will go towards our Tanzania Project…

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Dr Paola Vizcaino – Our Newest Associate

Dr Paola Vizcaino – Our Newest Associate

Dr Paola Vizcaino, originally from Mexico, is a lecturer in the Business School and co-convener of the gender research group at Bournemouth University, UK. Her research examines gender (in)equalities in tourism (including gender-based violence), the potential for women’s empowerment in tourism, and the links between tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a particular focus on the Latin American region. Her work has informed gender and development strategies for international organizations, such as the United Nations Research Institute for Social…

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EQUALITY IN TOURISM: A RESPONSE TO WORLD RESPONSIBLE TOURISM DAY

EQUALITY IN TOURISM: A RESPONSE TO WORLD RESPONSIBLE TOURISM DAY

Covid-19 has hit us all. Global tourism has ground to a halt. Millions of people all over the world, who depend on tourism, are without work. People are suffering. Some industry experts believe that travel may not return to ‘normal’ for years to come.  Women make up more than 50% of the global tourism and hospitality workforce. They don’t often reap the benefits, but their choices are limited. It is not unusual for women employed by luxury, eco-friendly hotels to…

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New book: TOURISM AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

New book: TOURISM AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Back in September, we invited you to the launch of a new publication, Tourism and Gender-Based Violence. We are now excited to share a foreword written by Dr Stroma Cole. Stroma is a senior lecturer in international tourism at the University of the West of England and combines her academic career with action research and consultancy. As gender remains a marginal area of scholarly activity within tourism, it is perhaps unsurprising that gender-based violence has been largely overlooked. The edited…

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Exposing Gender-Based Violence: A Necessary Wake Up Call

Exposing Gender-Based Violence: A Necessary Wake Up Call

For years we have known that gender based violence was, regrettably, commonplace within the hospitality and tourism industries.  Some of us might have called it by a more casual name, but how women experience it is as violence.  Ignored by too many who side with the customer or the manager and with too many employees too scared to report it, a blind eye can no longer by turned.  CABI has published Tourism and Gender-Based Violence: Challenging Inequalities, which exposes the…

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BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION: TOURISM AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION: TOURISM AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

We invite you to joins us in celebrating the publication of Tourism and Gender-Based Violence on the 30th of September at 4pm (UK time). The launch of the book edited by doctors Paola Vizcaino, Heather Jeffrey and Claudia Eger will include dialogue with contributors, editors and grassroots organisations. As gender remains a marginal area of scholarly activity within tourism, it is perhaps unsurprising that gender-based violence has been largely overlooked. The edited book is a timely addition to the existing…

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