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Call for associates’ input

Call for associates’ input

Equality in Tourism is collaborating with the Spanish NGO CIC Batá to develop a report that will enable a better understanding of the real impacts of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on gender equality, and act as a tool for change. This collaboration has been prompted by the UN World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) launch of the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (YSTD) in line with the SDGs. We very much want to reflect the real impacts and challenges of…

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Sarah Becklake, our newest associate

Sarah Becklake, our newest associate

Sarah’s research interests include development politics, corporeal mobilities, human security, inequalities, and embodiments, with a focus on Central America. Sarah has worked on policy and research projects for various international organisations, has taught courses in feminist political economy, gender studies, and sociology, and has presented her research at numerous international conferences. Sarah has a PhD in Sociology (Lancaster University, UK), and is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Lancaster University (2017), having previously finished her MA in Global Political Economy…

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Equality in Tourism responds to UNWTO Discussion Paper on International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Equality in Tourism responds to UNWTO Discussion Paper on International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

The UN World Tourism Organisation recently released a Discussion Paper on the occasion of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, asking for comments from a range of key stakeholders in the field. Equality in Tourism submitted a detailed response, analysing the approach to gender issues taken in the paper and providing recommendations for improvement in this area. We commend the inclusion of SDG5 as a key theme in the Discussion Paper, but have a number of concerns…

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Presentation on gender and tourism homestays at European Conference on Politics and Gender

Presentation on gender and tourism homestays at European Conference on Politics and Gender

Director Lucy Ferguson and Associate Sarah Becklake presented a paper at the European Conference on Politics and Gender on tourism homestays. The conference was held at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 8-10th June 2017. The paper – entitled “Mothering tourists: a feminist political economy of tourism homestays in Guatemala” – explores the gendered social reproductive labour that is involved in homestays. The paper draws upon five months of ethnographic field research conducted by Sarah Becklake in the small city of…

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Welcome to our new Associate Maud Kumbirayi Masiyiwa

Welcome to our new Associate Maud Kumbirayi Masiyiwa

Maud’s mission is to encourage uplifting women in Africa to key decision-making positions, transparent ownership within the tourism industry, and handing the baton over to the younger female entrants. She has widespread training and development experience with a focus on Small Micro and Medium Enterprise(SMME) development: read more here. Maud, who is Zimbabwean, grew up in Zambia and cut her entrepreneurial teeth from a fairly young age by managing some of her parents’ successful business ventures. After returning to Zimbabwe…

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Great EiT presence at CTS Conference 2017

Great EiT presence at CTS Conference 2017

The annual Critical Tourism Studies Conference once again brought together many inspiring researchers, practitioners and advocates to discuss topical trends and developments in tourism around the world. Held from 25 – 29 June in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the event called for “understanding tourism – changing tourism“, and on us all to understand ourselves and change our behaviour accordingly. We were pleased that no less than three of our Associates had been invited to share their insight at the event…

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