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Empowering 30 Tanzanian women through tourism and farming

Empowering 30 Tanzanian women through tourism and farming

The Challenge! Over the last 18 months we have been developing an innovative project in the heart of the Tanzanian tourist district. Here, women, children, and their families are often living in extreme poverty, earning what they can by selling small produce at market by the bucket, the bushel, or the bunch. The competition is high and the reliability of income is poor. Flip this to include the luxury hotels, all-inclusive safaris, and nearly 500,000 tourists who come to Tanzania…

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Equality in Tourism responds to UNWTO Discussion Paper on International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Equality in Tourism responds to UNWTO Discussion Paper on International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

The UN World Tourism Organisation recently released a Discussion Paper on the occasion of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, asking for comments from a range of key stakeholders in the field. Equality in Tourism submitted a detailed response, analysing the approach to gender issues taken in the paper and providing recommendations for improvement in this area. We commend the inclusion of SDG5 as a key theme in the Discussion Paper, but have a number of concerns…

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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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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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