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…
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….
Our Director Stroma Cole has been in Opatija, Croatia at the 10th Critical Tourism Studies Conference. She presented her paper on Tourism and Water Inequity in Bali: A Social-Ecological Systems Analysis. She was also pleased that gender equality in tourism featured strongly in the conference programme, with some inspiring stories from Mexico, Tunisia, Cameroon and other destinations. The link to Stroma’s paper is here. Click here for the Critical Tourism Studies conference website.
In June 2013, Dr Stroma Cole and Maria Diaz Madrigal conducted interviews with locals in Tamarindo, a resort on Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast, to examine the tourism-water-gender nexus in this fast-growing beach destination.
As director of Tourism Concern, Tricia Barnett designed and managed a wide range of successful projects working with local communities, government, the tourism industry and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
Dr Stroma Cole provided responsible community-based tourism training for women at the Nyamirambo Women’s Centre in Rwanda, which supports disadvantaged women wanting to continue their education and training.