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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Welcome to the newest Associate in our global network – Anny Andaryati. Anny works to mainstream gender into green economy and resource management to increase gender and ecological justice. She is a board member of The Samdhana Institute, a South East Asian regional NGO, as well as a member of The Association for Women’s Rights in Development. You […]
Equality in Tourism director Daniela Moreno Alarcón is a gender and development consultant focusing on gender mainstreaming in tourism development. She has been involved in tourism projects around Cape Verde since 2010, and has more recently been employed by UN Women-Cape Verde, together with the Cabo-Verdean Institute for Gender Equality, to produce a ground-breaking Action Plan […]
Our Director, Dr Stroma Cole, recently gave a presentation in Bali, Indonesia, concerning the water situation and crisis there as it relates to tourism. We’re happy to share some of the photos and articles reacting to the event here.
Equality In Tourism Associate, Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, Senior Lecturer of Tourism at the University of South Australia, spoke at the IORA Summit 2014. Watch the video of her interview here. Participants from all 20 Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) countries across Africa, South and East Asia and the Middle-East called for greater investment in women’s productivity […]
Equality in Tourism is proud to welcome our newest Associate, Angela Hadjipateras. Angela has worked on gender equality issues since the early 1990s, most notably in Africa and Central America. To learn more, please visit our Associates page.
Welcome to our first quarterly bulletin to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March 2015 Spring 2015 newsletter Click here to download the PDF version of our newsletter Read our response to the UN Resolution on the Promotion of Sustainable Tourism: we believe this is only possible with gender equality. We now have four Directors […]
One of our directors, Dr Stroma Cole, has been given a British Academy grant to undertake a unique research project to explicitly explore the gender dimensions of the impact of tourism-related water scarcity in an emerging tourism destination. In Labuan Bajo, Indonesia the number of tourists has more than doubled in the past five years, […]
During October and November 2014, Daniela Moreno Alarcón, a Director of Equality in Tourism, conducted research in Nicaragua regarding her PhD thesis “Tourism and Gender: an essential approach in the context of responsible and sustainable tourism”, which she is undertaking at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. She found that despite some success stories, themes […]
At its 69th General Assembly in December 2014, the United Nations passed a Resolution entitled ‘Promotion of sustainable tourism, including ecotourism, for poverty eradication and environment protection’. The resolution recognises the contribution of sustainable tourism to poverty eradication, community development and the protection of biodiversity and calls on the UN to promote sustainable tourism as […]
News from our Associates: Equality In Tourism’s Associate Professor Shirley Randell reflects on her work to improve the quality of teaching in secondary schools in Bangladesh. Blog by Shirley Randell I have now returned to Bangladesh after the last nearly nine years in Rwanda, and am back in education – where I first began my […]
EqualityInTourism would like to welcome Dr. Ana Maria Munar as our newest Associate. Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, her research on tourism education examines major global and regional political processes, as well as the evolution of tourism higher education and epistemology. For more, click here.