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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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Tourism Watch article: Gender Equality through Rural Tourism in Turkey

Tourism Watch article: Gender Equality through Rural Tourism in Turkey

Our Associate Arzu Kutucu Ozenen‘s project, Yesil Valiz Assocation in Turkey, is featured on German Responsible Tourism site Tourism Watch this month. Arzu explains the background to the project and how it has successfully used tourism to promote employment and entrepreneurship for local women. Read the full feature here.

News on the Gentour II project our associate, Fiona Bakas is working on, at the University of Aveiro in Portugal:

News on the Gentour II project our associate, Fiona Bakas is working on, at the University of Aveiro in Portugal:

Our Associate Fiona Bakas is working on a unique 3-year research project on the role of gender in tourism. More than 500 top-level managers from all seven administrative regions in Portugal (including Madeira and Azores), from the private and public sectors, participated in this study. The project discusses the ways in which gender influences the tourism labour market, through Portuguese tourism managers’ narratives and questionnaire responses. Using feminist economics to analyse tourism labour, this project addresses the underlying structural constraints that…

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New book chapter by Stroma Cole: A Gendered Political Ecology of Tourism and Water

New book chapter by Stroma Cole: A Gendered Political Ecology of Tourism and Water

Our Director Stroma Cole’s chapter in new book Political Ecology of Tourism: Community, Power and the Environment has been published. Chapter 1 in the book, ‘A Gendered Political Ecology of Tourism and Water’ sets the context of a gendered political ecology of tourism and water by tracing the genealogy of political ecology from political economy, both in tourism and water as well as examining the gendered components to both. Given the central importance of water to the tourism industry and…

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