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20 Books by Women Academics that Changed Tourism (2)

20 Books by Women Academics that Changed Tourism (2)

Yesterday EiT celebrated four books by four female authors that we feel changed tourism and today we will introduce a further four as part of a series celebrating Academic Book Week. Yesterday, we celebrated autobiographical writing alongside other forms and any celebration of this type would not be complete with acknowledging the work of Professor Gillian Rose. In 1993, Gillian’s book Feminism and Geography: The Limits of Geographical Knowledge was released, the book highlighted the masculinism inherent within geography, an…

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20 Books by Women Academics that Changed Tourism

20 Books by Women Academics that Changed Tourism

As we previously highlighted expert women are often overlooked when it comes to talking at conferences or in the media. In fact, expert women are even overlooked when it comes to citing academic sources in journal articles and books. Visibilising women authors during academic book week is just one step on the road to equality, so EiT has selected 20 books by women academics that we think have changed tourism. This week we will celebrate four books by women authors…

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Why Equality in Tourism will be celebrating “20 Academic Books by Women that Changed tourism” between the 23rd and the 28th of April 2018

Why Equality in Tourism will be celebrating “20 Academic Books by Women that Changed tourism” between the 23rd and the 28th of April 2018

Previous EiT volunteer Marta Mills recently published an excellent analysis of #manels (all male panels or almost all male panels) at the ITB in Berlin, where many of the speakers were recycled from 2017. Shortly after it was brought to our attention that WTM in Latin America’s Opening Ceremony was again almost completely male. Tourism is not the only area dominated by male speakers and after a quick look at the website http://allmalepanels.tumblr.com/, I would forgive you for thinking that…

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The Disappointing Gender Pay Gap in the UK Tourism Industry

The Disappointing Gender Pay Gap in the UK Tourism Industry

In 2016 the UK had one of the highest gender pay gaps in Europe, the gender pay gap does not symbolize a difference in pay for the same work, but the difference in pay for all roles. Since then, reporting on the gender pay gap for large companies has become mandatory. The data is now freely available online at https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/, but over 1,500 companies missed the deadline on 4th April. Thus far the data of those that did submit on…

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Sit at the Table for Women’s Empowerment

Sit at the Table for Women’s Empowerment

On February 21st, our associate Dr Heather Jeffrey joined Evolvin’ Women to sit at the table and discuss “Empowering women through education” to explore ways to encourage female students to enter non-traditional professions such as the culinary arts. Let’s sit at the table is a series of 7 roundtables launched in partnership with The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel in September 2017. The aim of the series is to understand more about best practice when it comes to attaining…

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Evolvin’ Women: A Social Enterprise with a Focus on Hospitality

Evolvin’ Women: A Social Enterprise with a Focus on Hospitality

Assia Riccio is the founder of the Evolvin’ Women, an idea that occurred to her in 2011 when after winning the prestigious Olive Barnet award she could take up courses at Cornell. It was at Cornell that she met Wilma, a Ghanaian who asked why she was there – Assia was one of the youngest – and at that moment she felt incredibly grateful for the opportunity. She believed she benefitted from the course and wanted to allow others to…

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