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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Our Associate Shirley Randell speaks at UN HQ on Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

Our Associate Shirley Randell speaks at UN HQ on Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

Our Associate Shirley Randell was one of four speakers at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations headquarters (CSW 61) in New York. The theme of this year’s gathering was Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. CSW was established in 1946 with a mandate to promote women’s rights in the political, economic, civil, social and educational fields. It is also tasked with monitoring, reviewing and appraising progress achieved in the…

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Marina Novelli on Travel and Tourism in the Age of Sustainability

Marina Novelli on Travel and Tourism in the Age of Sustainability

Congratulations to our Associate Marina Novelli on her recent inaugural lecture at the University of Brighton on ‘Travel and Tourism in the Age of Sustainability’. Marina was recently appointed Professor of Tourism and International Development and her lecture highlighted the many practical projects on which she has worked and advised in her career so far. One such example was Basecamp Maasai Mara in Kenya, which – against all cultural barriers – was the first to have a woman as the…

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Hazel Tucker is our latest Associate

Hazel Tucker is our latest Associate

  We’re delighted to welcome Hazel Tucker to our global network of Associates. Hazel is Associate Professor in Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where she specialises in tourism’s influences on socio-cultural relationships and change. This has recently included research in Cappadicia, central Turkey, exploring issues concerning gender and women’s involvement in tourism work, host-guest interaction and tourism representations and identity in relation to World Heritage. Read her full profile here.