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Sarah Junker

Sarah Junker

Sarah is a marketing and communications specialist with agency and in-house experience and a MSc in Development Studies. Her dissertation focused on the gendered labour market in the global tourism sector, with special focus on how both migration and traditional care work influence career opportunities within the industry. Sarah has focused on tourism studies and gender dimensions throughout her studies and was able to gain insight into the industry whilst working closely with tour operators and destinations for 5 years….

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Interview: Daniela speaks to UN Women Training Centre

Interview: Daniela speaks to UN Women Training Centre

Recently, our director Daniela Moreno Alarcon was interviewed by the UN Women Training Centre. The talk focused on her gender training work and features interesting insight into Dani’s approach to this work, as well as her experiences working in the field on tourism from a gender perspective. Watch the full recording on the UN Women Training Centre YouTube channel – click here. Please note – the interview is in Spanish!

EiT partners with Gender Responsible Tourism at FITS 2017

EiT partners with Gender Responsible Tourism at FITS 2017

What is FITS? Well, you take nearly 70 speakers from around the world – twenty countries to be exact – all of them vocal advocates of sustainable tourism-, gather them in a large room in South Tunisia surrounded by Berber arts and crafts, and there you have it: one of the most diverse and dynamic forums for sustainable tourism the industry has to offer. Walking around, one hears a kaleidoscope of languages, all representing the vast diversity of attendees: French,…

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Congratulations to our director Daniela on her PhD

Congratulations to our director Daniela on her PhD

We are thrilled to announce that our director Daniela Moreno Alarcón has finished her PhD! Her thesis, “Tourism & Gender: an essential approach in the context of sustainable and responsible tourism development – the case of Nicaragua”. Daniela finished her work at the Complutense University of Madrid, under the guidance of Dr. Begoña Leyra Fatou and Dr. Paloma de Villota Gil-Escoín. Dani worked on this thesis alongside her extensive consultancy work for nearly six years, and the result is (we…

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International Women’s Day 2016: when will women be equal in the tourism workplace?

International Women’s Day 2016: when will women be equal in the tourism workplace?

This year, our blog post to mark International Women’s Day focuses on the issue of gender equality and working conditions in tourism. Our Associate Rebecca Armstrong reviews some recent reports demonstrating how which women are still at a disadvantage when it comes to participating and benefiting from their employment.   Status and pay Inequality features in every work area and at every level in the tourism sector. A UK study last year reported by TTG Media: Travel’s gender pay-gap revealed…

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