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.

Hazel Tucker

Hazel Tucker

Hazel Tucker is Associate Professor in Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and specialises in the area of tourism’s influences on socio-cultural relationships and change. Originally from the UK, Hazel conducted her PhD research (Social Anthropology, University of Durham, UK) on tourism development in Cappadocia, central Turkey. Since then, Hazel has continued to be engaged in a longitudinal ethnographic study in that region of Turkey, exploring issues concerning gender and women’s involvement in tourism work, host-guest interaction and…

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The Berlin Declaration on “Transforming Tourism”

The Berlin Declaration on “Transforming Tourism”

Our Associate Rebecca Armstrong recently represented Equality in Tourism as one of over 30 civil society organisations involved in producing the Berlin Declaration on “Transforming Tourism” presented at ITB Berlin. Meeting in the UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and against the background of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, the working group emphasised that whilst tourism is specifically included in the 2030 Agenda – an acknowledgement of the sector’s global significance – “for tourism to…

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Our Director Stroma Cole speaks at Tourism and Social Justice Symposium at MONASH university in Melbourne

Our Director Stroma Cole speaks at Tourism and Social Justice Symposium at MONASH university in Melbourne

  On 14 March, our Director Dr Stroma Cole was a guest lecturer at the Tourism and Social Justice Symposium at the Australia and International Tourism Research Unit at MONASH University in Melbourne, Australia. Her presentation Tourism, Water and Social Justice in Bali explored how, whilst governments and international organisations fanatically measure tourism in terms of arrival numbers and revenue, no one is measuring whether it has a detrimental impact on the very resources that sustain both residents and tourists. Stroma’s seminar…

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