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Hazel Tucker is our latest Associate

Hazel Tucker is our latest Associate

  We’re delighted to welcome Hazel Tucker to our global network of Associates. Hazel is Associate Professor in Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where she specialises in tourism’s influences on socio-cultural relationships and change. This has recently included research in Cappadicia, central Turkey, exploring issues concerning gender and women’s involvement in tourism work, host-guest interaction and tourism representations and identity in relation to World Heritage. Read her full profile here.

Hazel Tucker

Hazel Tucker

Hazel Tucker is Associate Professor in Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and specialises in the area of tourism’s influences on socio-cultural relationships and change. Originally from the UK, Hazel conducted her PhD research (Social Anthropology, University of Durham, UK) on tourism development in Cappadocia, central Turkey. Since then, Hazel has continued to be engaged in a longitudinal ethnographic study in that region of Turkey, exploring issues concerning gender and women’s involvement in tourism work, host-guest interaction and…

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The Berlin Declaration on “Transforming Tourism”

The Berlin Declaration on “Transforming Tourism”

Our Associate Rebecca Armstrong recently represented Equality in Tourism as one of over 30 civil society organisations involved in producing the Berlin Declaration on “Transforming Tourism” presented at ITB Berlin. Meeting in the UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and against the background of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, the working group emphasised that whilst tourism is specifically included in the 2030 Agenda – an acknowledgement of the sector’s global significance – “for tourism to…

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Our Director Stroma Cole speaks at Tourism and Social Justice Symposium at MONASH university in Melbourne

Our Director Stroma Cole speaks at Tourism and Social Justice Symposium at MONASH university in Melbourne

  On 14 March, our Director Dr Stroma Cole was a guest lecturer at the Tourism and Social Justice Symposium at the Australia and International Tourism Research Unit at MONASH University in Melbourne, Australia. Her presentation Tourism, Water and Social Justice in Bali explored how, whilst governments and international organisations fanatically measure tourism in terms of arrival numbers and revenue, no one is measuring whether it has a detrimental impact on the very resources that sustain both residents and tourists. Stroma’s seminar…

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Misi – tourism projects driven by local women

Misi – tourism projects driven by local women

Misi, a small Turkish village about a two hours’ drive south of Istanbul, was losing much of its local population, heritage and future due to a variety of factors common to modern times. The traditional sericulture and silk making activities which made their village prosperous during the Ottoman era came to an end with globalization and the import of cheap silk products. With the land prices skyrocketing, the traditional village came to the brink of disappearing altogether. Tourism offered a…

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Maud Masiyiwa – training and development advisor

Maud Masiyiwa – training and development advisor

Maud was raised in Zambia, the child of Zimbabweans who had left their native country to seek opportunities elsewhere. The family’s children were all raised to be entrepreneurial and hard-working, qualities to which Maud attributes a lot of her success. After returning to Zimbabwe in the 1980’s, Maud started to work odd jobs at a young age, ensuring income for herself and the family, and finally earning herself a scholarship to study in Kenya. Upon her return, and after several…

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