Women at the Foot of the Eight-Thousanders

Women at the Foot of the Eight-Thousanders

Our director Daniela Moreno Alarcón spent time in Nepal earlier this year, conducting gender evaluations in some of the country’s top tourism destinations. She met with many inspiring entrepreneurs and activists, and recounts some of her impressions below. The original Spanish version of this article can be read here, and also includes sources to the statistics cited in this article. In January 2019 I experienced Nepal for the first time when I visited the country to conduct gender evaluations in…

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Mujeres a los pies de los ocho miles (ES)

Mujeres a los pies de los ocho miles (ES)

Nuestra directora Daniela Moreno Alarcón pasó un tiempo en Nepal a principios de este año, realizando evaluaciones de género en algunos de los principales destinos turísticos del país. Ella se reunió con muchos empresarios y activistas inspiradores, y relata algunas de sus impresiones aquí. En enero de 2019 tuve mi primera experiencia en Nepal en el marco de, por entonces, una incipiente evaluación de género en tres Parque Nacionales del país. Uno de estos Parque Nacionales a evaluar fue Annapurna,…

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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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Sun, Sand and Ceilings: Women in Tourism and Hospitality Boardrooms

Sun, Sand and Ceilings: Women in Tourism and Hospitality Boardrooms

Since our first ‘Sun, Sand and Ceilings’ report in 2013, there has been some movement towards increased gender equality on company boards, in a wide range of tourism and hospitality businesses. However, women in the tourism industry are still under-represented at executive levels, despite the fact that women represent the majority of the workforce worldwide. TTG dedicated their weekly issue post-WTM 2018 to gender equality and published a feature on our latest report. To read more about our feature, please…

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‘Sun, Sand and Ceilings’ – TTG Feature

‘Sun, Sand and Ceilings’ – TTG Feature

We are delighted that TTG has featured Equality in Tourism’s new, updated report in their latest issue. ‘Sun, Sand and Ceilings’ explores current disparities in gender equality on company boards in a wide range of tourism and hospitality businesses. Our ‘Sun, Sand and Ceilings’ 2013 report found that the overall representations of women on travel and tourism company boards was just 15%. Our latest report found that the female representation at board level has increased to just 23%. Although this represents…

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