Putting gender equality on the agenda – two recent events show how it’s done

Putting gender equality on the agenda – two recent events show how it’s done

Equality in Tourism recently presented on gender equality at two seminal events. Angela Kalisch, trustee and chair of EiT, recounts her experience. The first of the events was Roundtable on Human Rights in Tourism’s symposium “Human Rights in Practice: Equality in Tourism”, held in Utrecht, Netherlands. Angela also joined a panel discussion at TTG Media’s conference “Diversity and Inclusion in the Travel Industry” to discuss whether diversity and inclusion really is an issue for the industry. Roundtable on Human Rights…

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Director’s blog – around the world in 3 conferences

Director’s blog – around the world in 3 conferences

Stroma Cole reports from her recent travels. If it seems like I‘ve been quiet for a while it’s because I’ve been busy! As part of my academic role I attended the Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Washington D.C., where I presented my work on gender, tourism and water. This extended the work already published (Cole, S. 2017 Water worries: An intersectional feminist political ecology of tourism and water in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia, in Annals of Tourism Research.)…

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Watch key moments from our symposium

Watch key moments from our symposium

Great news! If you missed our symposium in September last year, you can now watch the recordings. We’ve got plenty for you to choose from – read on. To hear Stroma Cole talk about the recently published book “Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment”, which she edited, and recount some of the personal stories featured within it, watch this clip on YouTube. Dr. Paola Vizcaino from Bournemouth University spoke to the group about her PhD work on women’s empowerment as…

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The women of the Jequitinhonha Valley

The women of the Jequitinhonha Valley

A guest blog by Elisa Spampinato Fighting with art for their independence The Jequitinhonha Valley (in Minas Gerais, Brazil), once a prosperous region whose economy was driven by the gold mines, today is one of the poorest areas in Brazil. Poor only from an economic perspective – very rich in culture and humanity. The inhabitants of the valley are mainly women, known as “the widows with alive husbands”. In fact, due to lack of employment in the region, the men…

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Women in boardrooms – the new report

Women in boardrooms – the new report

The updated edit of our “Sea, Sand and Ceilings” report Worldwide, women represent more than half the labour force in the tourism industry – but how representative of this contribution is the distribution of senior roles in industry bodies and organisations? In 2013, we published “Sea, Sand and Ceilings” which aimed to assess the state of women in boardrooms of the industry – this included research into the leading representatives of the industry, namely hotels, tour operators, airlines, cruise liners…

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