International Women’s Day 2017: a celebratory collection of stories

International Women’s Day 2017: a celebratory collection of stories

At Equality in Tourism we live for those precious moments of proof – proof that tourism can be an immense enabler, proof that women can achieve the ‘unachievable’, proof that our work brings results. And every time we meet another amazing woman with a story to tell we realise that there is still so much to be done. These women are inspiring – but that goes without saying. In honour of International Women’s Day, over the next week we’ll be…

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An update on our pilot project in Tanzania: empowering women farmers through tourism

An update on our pilot project in Tanzania: empowering women farmers through tourism

  Our Directors Tricia Barnett and Stroma Cole have just spent two weeks working in Tanzania as part of an Equality in Tourism initiated pilot project, to create economic growth and promote gender equality in the Kilimanjaro region. Three workshops were held to highlight the potential of tourism linkages and gender equality to improve the socio-economic conditions of communities in the area. Focusing on women’s empowerment through creating linkages between farmers and the hospitality industry, participants included all relevant partners…

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Training on Gender Equality for Sustainable Tourism for International Trade Centre

Training on Gender Equality for Sustainable Tourism for International Trade Centre

  Our Director Stroma Cole and Associate Rebecca Armstrong had the pleasure of running a training session on Gender Equality for Sustainable Tourism recently, for a group of businesswomen sponsored by the International Trade Centre to attend London’s World Travel Market. The group comprised 11 women running tour operators, agencies and safari companies, from Kenya, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Myanmar, India and Ethiopia. We looked together at how tourism can be a tool for women’s empowerment and what that looks like…

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Stroma Cole presents at RGS Gender and Tourism Panel September 2016

Stroma Cole presents at RGS Gender and Tourism Panel September 2016

This year’s Royal Geographical Society conference theme was “Nexus Thinking” – to address the interdependencies, tensions and trade-offs between different environmental and social domains. Six papers were presented in the gender and tourism session – click here to access them. The papers were broad ranging including: an examination of the gendering of the cruising experience for ocean cruise passengers, both on board and at the destinations visited; gendered representations of women in Tunisia, in and by the tourism industry, and…

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EMPOWERING FARMING WOMEN THROUGH TOURISM: AN EQUALITY IN TOURISM PROJECT IN TANZANIA

EMPOWERING FARMING WOMEN THROUGH TOURISM: AN EQUALITY IN TOURISM PROJECT IN TANZANIA

  Our Director Tricia Barnett reports on our pilot project in Tanzania  The Northern Circuit in Tanzania is the region stretching from Kilimanjaro in the East to Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater in the West. It is a key tourism attraction area for the country and it hosts over 240 hotels and lodges. The rich, volcanic soil in the region is farmed by thousands of women living in this beautiful environment. They grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruit –…

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSTPONEMENT OF OUR WALKING THE TALK GENDER EQUALITY IN TOURISM CONFERENCE IN TURKEY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSTPONEMENT OF OUR WALKING THE TALK GENDER EQUALITY IN TOURISM CONFERENCE IN TURKEY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2017

Thank you for everyone’s enthusiasm for our Equality in Tourism and Yesil Valiz Association for Responsible Tourism’s conference, scheduled for this October in Erdek, Turkey. The level of interest proved to us once again how vitally important this subject is to a wide range of academic, advocacy and commercial fields. However, following months of unrest and apparent increasing instability in the hosting country, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the event. We are committed to this…

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