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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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GENDER EQUALITY IN TOURISM: An Alternative Conference

GENDER EQUALITY IN TOURISM: An Alternative Conference

Walking, Sharing and Learning with Local Communities in Turkey Now taking place in September 2017 This conference will consider women’s equality in tourism and explore ways of improving opportunities and ensuring gender balance. On the one side of the coin we know tourism can empower women, enhance autonomy, agency and authority. It can be a life-line providing not only income, but economic security, independence and increased confidence. Tourism has been shown to promote female solidarity and often leads to enhanced…

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Senior diversity professional and community tourism pioneer join Equality in Tourism

Senior diversity professional and community tourism pioneer join Equality in Tourism

  2016 has already seen two new Associates join our growing network: Shaheen Akram, who has has led Diversity & Inclusion efforts globally, regionally and nationally across different geographies in a range of business sectors, including financial and manufacturing; and Diana McIntyre-Pike, President/Founder of the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network in Jamaica. She has built the Villages as Businesses programme to empower member villages through tour design, training, management and marketing support to profit from community tourism. You can read their full profiles on our Associates…

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Shaheen Akram

Shaheen Akram

A highly motivated and business-focused senior diversity professional, Shaheen Akram has led Diversity & Inclusion efforts globally, regionally and nationally across different geographies in a range of business sectors, including financial and manufacturing. Up until 2015 Shaheen was Head of GlobalDiversity and Inclusion at a global biopharmaceutical company with over 50,000 employees working in 100 countries worldwide. Shaheen led the development and implementation of the company’s global Diversity & Inclusion strategy designed to support the business through the promotion of an inclusive culture in which the diversity…

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Diana McIntyre-Pike

Diana McIntyre-Pike

Diana McIntyre-Pike is an hotelier, entrepreneur, consultant and trainer internationally recognized as the pioneer of Community Tourism. Educated in England, Germany and Jamaica in Hotel, Tourism and Environmental Management, she has 44 years’ experience and has held numerous posts in the tourism industry.  She is President/Founder of the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network in Jamaica and has built the Villages as Businesses programme to empower member villages through tour design, training, management and marketing support to profit from community tourism. The resulting…

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Global Engagement Institute 2015 Women and Leadership Program in Vietnam

Global Engagement Institute 2015 Women and Leadership Program in Vietnam

  Our Associate Dr Shirley Randell reflects on the Global Engagement Institute 2015 Women and Leadership Program in Vietnam, which took place earlier this year. The Global Engagement Institute (GEI) is a social enterprise that provides international students and professionals with high impact education and engagement programs in developing countries such as Africa and Asia. In May 2015, participants in a short-term GEI trip to Vietnam had the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge, skills and intercultural competence while making a contribution toward…

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