Dr Lucy Ferguson

Dr Lucy Ferguson

Lucy is a researcher and consultant in the field of gender and development, with a special focus on tourism as a development strategy. Her PhD (University of Manchester, 2007) focused on the gender dimensions of tourism development in Central America. Since May 2010, she has been the UNWTO’s main consultant on gender issues. During this time, she has helped to edit the UNWTO-UN Women Global Report on Women in Tourism and worked on gender programmes such as the Women in…

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Tricia Barnett

Tricia Barnett

Tricia was director of Tourism Concern from 1991 to 2011, establishing it as the key organisation for advocacy and change in sustainable tourism both in the UK and globally, working with donors, government departments, international agencies, tourism developers, tour operators, and communities. At Tourism Concern, she formed the pioneering Ethical Tour Operators’ Group, worked as an advisor to the UK’s leading operators, and with the UK government to include sustainable tourism development in its policy and programmes. Tricia has been…

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Dr Stroma Cole

Dr Stroma Cole

Stroma is a senior lecturer in international tourism development at the University of the West of England and combines her academic career with action research and consultancy. She has published widely: her latest edited collection examines Tourism and Inequality (2011), while her monograph, Tourism, Culture and Development: Hopes, Dreams and Realities from Eastern Indonesia (2007), explores tourism development in a remote region of eastern Indonesia. In 2009 she worked for the UNDP to evaluate its project “Support to Strengthen the…

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Dr Lucy Ferguson

Dr Lucy Ferguson

Lucy is a researcher and consultant in the field of gender and development, with a special focus on tourism as a development strategy. Her PhD (University of Manchester, 2007) focused on the gender dimensions of tourism development in Central America. Since May 2010, she has been the UNWTO’s main consultant on gender issues. During this time, she has helped to edit the UNWTO-UN Women Global Report on Women in Tourism and worked on gender programmes such as the Women in…

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Polly Pattullo

Polly Pattullo

Polly is a publisher, journalist and teacher. Much of her journalism has been centred on the Caribbean but her first books were about the role of women: in employment (Women and Work, with Lindsay Mackie, 1978) and in politics (Power and Prejudice, with Anna Coote, 1990). For many years she worked for the Observer and the Guardian. Her book Last Resorts: the Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean (1996) was followed by Fire from the Mountain: The Tragedy of Montserrat…

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