Gender rights are human rights and responsible tourism is gender equal tourism. Those are just two of the messages coming out of Equality in Tourism’s first public meeting.
Equality in Tourism director Dr Lucy Ferguson recently delivered our first training session to Kuoni. The tour operator commissioned this groundbreaking collaboration to address the question of gender and tourism as part of a Human Rights Impact Assessment it is undertaking in India.
Women in the tourism industry are under-represented at executive levels of the top tourism companies worldwide, as we reveal in our first report.
Integrating gender into sustainable tourism projects is the topic of the first of a new series of Working Papers to be published by Equality in Tourism.
Equality in Tourism is delighted to welcome four new associates to the network – Dr Marina Novelli, Dr Diana Shakti Maya Luck, Iaia Pedemonte and Dr Freya Higgins-Desbiolles.
Freya is based at the University of South Australia’s School of Management. She is a member of the Hawke Research Institute (Adelaide, Australia), and is a specialist in international relations and its intersections with tourism. Her work has focused on human rights, justice and empowerment of local communities in the face of tourism development. She formerly worked with development organisations and gained experience in training for anti-racism and cross-cultural understanding in multicultural and Indigenous contexts. Since joining academia, Freya has…