Congratulations to our director Daniela on her PhD

Congratulations to our director Daniela on her PhD

We are thrilled to announce that our director Daniela Moreno Alarcón has finished her PhD! Her thesis, “Tourism & Gender: an essential approach in the context of sustainable and responsible tourism development – the case of Nicaragua”. Daniela finished her work at the Complutense University of Madrid, under the guidance of Dr. Begoña Leyra Fatou and Dr. Paloma de Villota Gil-Escoín. Dani worked on this thesis alongside her extensive consultancy work for nearly six years, and the result is (we…

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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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For the Worry of Water: Water, Women and Tourism in Labuan Bajo

For the Worry of Water: Water, Women and Tourism in Labuan Bajo

  Our Director Stroma Cole recently released her Initial Policy Paper arising out of her research in Flores, Indonesia: ‘For the Worry of Water: Water, Women and Tourism in Labuan Bajo’. Below is the executive summary of the report, which can be read in full by clicking here. Tourism has added to a water crisis in the rapidly growing gateway town to Komodo National Park: Labuan Bajo. Residents are suffering from the scarcity and cost of water for basic human needs….

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New publication from one of our Directors: Dr Stroma Cole

New publication from one of our Directors: Dr Stroma Cole

Tourism and Water Inequity in Bali: A Social-Ecological Systems Analysis has been published in Human Ecology: Volume 43, Issue 3 (2015), Page 439-450 This paper is a social-ecological systems (SES) analysis of tourism and water inequity in Bali. It uses Elinor Ostrom’s SES model to look at the particular niche of Bali’s tourism and water nexus. Re-analysis of previous qualitative research revealed that the vulnerability of the SES was due to numerous characteristics. In particular, user groups are highly diverse, transient…

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