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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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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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