Round Table Human Rights in Tourism

Round Table Human Rights in Tourism

Equality in Tourism has been invited to make a keynote speech at the symposium of the Round Table Human Rights in Tourism in Utrecht, Netherlands, on 27th June 2019, on ‘Equality in Tourism’. Our chair, Dr Angela Kalisch, is delighted to deliver the speech, covering issues of gender equality in tourism, with suggestions for implementation. The symposium will focus on: an inspirational introduction of concepts for fair and equal working conditions in business operations from various sectors the sharing of concrete best practice examples…

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Make your voice heard – take the survey

Make your voice heard – take the survey

Are you a woman working in tourism? Then we invite you to take part in this survey, organised by our dear friends over at Gender Responsible Tourism. If you are interested in participating, please do so by June 15th, when the survey closes. Gender Responsible Tourism are working to create a network of women tourism entrepreneurs to learn, work and share experiences; and to give greater visibility to GRT members. And because the first step in building a relationship is…

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Director’s blog – around the world in 3 conferences

Director’s blog – around the world in 3 conferences

Stroma Cole reports from her recent travels. If it seems like I‘ve been quiet for a while it’s because I’ve been busy! As part of my academic role I attended the Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Washington D.C., where I presented my work on gender, tourism and water. This extended the work already published (Cole, S. 2017 Water worries: An intersectional feminist political ecology of tourism and water in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia, in Annals of Tourism Research.)…

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The Route to Freedom goes through the Quilombos

The Route to Freedom goes through the Quilombos

The following article is a contribution by our associate Elisa Spampinato and tells of her experience along the Rota da Liberdade in Brazil. To read the full-length account, please visit Elisa’s blog. The Rota da Liberdade or Route to Freedom Project is a collaborative and participative community-based tourism project located in the historical district of Santiago de Iguape, 50km from Salvador, Bahia, north-eastern Brazil. It all started in 2005 with a social project supported by the federal government, called Agente…

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Shelagh Mooney – our newest associate

Shelagh Mooney – our newest associate

Shelagh Mooney lives in New Zealand and is a postgraduate Program Leader at the School of Hospitality and Tourism at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), where she lectures in organizational behaviour and human resources management. Her industry career began in restaurant operations and culminated in senior executive positions in various hotel groups, including the Savoy Group, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Hilton. Noticing the lack of women and general diversity at these higher levels, Shelagh sought answers in research and began…

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Elisa Spampinato

Elisa Spampinato

Elisa Spampinato has recently joined our network of associates and we are thrilled to welcome her. Elisa is a researcher and consultant based in London, with a varied international background. She studied Anthropology and Sociology at the University La Sapienza in Rome and completed her studies with field research in Brazil, focusing on local governance and experiments in direct democracy. Since 2005 her work has included participation at international seminars and diverse research projects in both Italy and Brazil. Elisa…

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