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Interview: Daniela speaks to UN Women Training Centre

Interview: Daniela speaks to UN Women Training Centre

Recently, our director Daniela Moreno Alarcon was interviewed by the UN Women Training Centre. The talk focused on her gender training work and features interesting insight into Dani’s approach to this work, as well as her experiences working in the field on tourism from a gender perspective. Watch the full recording on the UN Women Training Centre YouTube channel – click here. Please note – the interview is in Spanish!

EiT partners with Gender Responsible Tourism at FITS 2017

EiT partners with Gender Responsible Tourism at FITS 2017

What is FITS? Well, you take nearly 70 speakers from around the world – twenty countries to be exact – all of them vocal advocates of sustainable tourism-, gather them in a large room in South Tunisia surrounded by Berber arts and crafts, and there you have it: one of the most diverse and dynamic forums for sustainable tourism the industry has to offer. Walking around, one hears a kaleidoscope of languages, all representing the vast diversity of attendees: French,…

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Training on Gender Equality for Sustainable Tourism for International Trade Centre

Training on Gender Equality for Sustainable Tourism for International Trade Centre

  Our Director Stroma Cole and Associate Rebecca Armstrong had the pleasure of running a training session on Gender Equality for Sustainable Tourism recently, for a group of businesswomen sponsored by the International Trade Centre to attend London’s World Travel Market. The group comprised 11 women running tour operators, agencies and safari companies, from Kenya, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Myanmar, India and Ethiopia. We looked together at how tourism can be a tool for women’s empowerment and what that looks like…

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Daniela Moreno Alarcon’s work with UN Women-Cape Verde

Daniela Moreno Alarcon’s work with UN Women-Cape Verde

Equality in Tourism director Daniela Moreno Alarcón is a gender and development consultant focusing on gender mainstreaming in tourism development. She has been involved in tourism projects around Cape Verde since 2010, and has more recently been employed by UN Women-Cape Verde, together with the Cabo-Verdean Institute for Gender Equality, to produce a ground-breaking Action Plan in Gender and Tourism. The Cape Verde Ministry of Tourism has had the foresight and initiative to recognise that efficient and gender sensitive planning in…

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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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Fiona Bakas becomes an Associate Member of Equality In Tourism

Fiona Bakas becomes an Associate Member of Equality In Tourism

We are proud to welcome Fiona Bakas as a new Associate of Equality in Tourism. An emerging researcher specialising in gender and tourism development, Fiona has worked in Greece, the UK, New Zealand and Portugal, teaching tourism courses, organising conferences, offering ecotourism consultancy and business management. Having gained her PhD from Otago University, New Zealand, she is currently a Research Fellow at Portugal’s Aveiro University, examining gender roles, economic innovation and gender equality in the Portuguese tourism sector. For more…

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