Gender and transformative leadership to deliver SDGs

The Impact of Rwandan Women Leaders’ Contribution to Peace in Rwanda. Our Associate, Professor Shirley Randell AO from Australia was in the UK in July to give the graduation speech at the De Montfort University and speak at the Women Leaders in Education Across Continents Biennial Conference on ‘Ways of Seeing Women’s Leadership in Education’ […]

Make your voice heard – take the survey

Are you a woman working in tourism? Then we invite you to take part in this survey, organised by our dear friends over at Gender Responsible Tourism. If you are interested in participating, please do so by June 15th, when the survey closes. Gender Responsible Tourism are working to create a network of women tourism […]

The Route to Freedom goes through the Quilombos

The following article is a contribution by our associate Elisa Spampinato and tells of her experience along the Rota da Liberdade in Brazil. To read the full-length account, please visit Elisa’s blog. The Rota da Liberdade or Route to Freedom Project is a collaborative and participative community-based tourism project located in the historical district of […]

International Women’s Day 2019

Today is International Women’s Day! A day that should really be celebrated every day of the year. Let’s take today to all unite and work together towards our common goal of equality. A day to reflect on how far women have come this year, and a day to celebrate women’s achievements. Over the next week, […]

Breaking New Ground

It is important for us to acknowledge and celebrate individuals who break the often-established taboo of women working within the tourism industry, as well as the communities and countries that enable them to do so. Recently, we came across a heartening story in the Times of Oman. Since June this year, the government has noted […]

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to Shine a Light on Albinism

Gavin Bate, owner of responsible tour operator Alternative Adventure, has grand plans for tourism on Mount Kilimanjaro. Not only has he launched Wanawake Tanzania, a programme for equitable employment of women guides and porters on the mountain. Gavin and a fellow mountaineering friend are in the final stages of organising a climb of Kilimanjaro with […]

The Disappointing Gender Pay Gap in the UK Tourism Industry

In 2016 the UK had one of the highest gender pay gaps in Europe, the gender pay gap does not symbolize a difference in pay for the same work, but the difference in pay for all roles. Since then, reporting on the gender pay gap for large companies has become mandatory. The data is now […]

Celebrating women in tourism for IWD 2018

It’s that time of year again – today is International Women’s Day! Sometimes it feels bittersweet to need a day to ‘officially’ celebrate who and what we are – when, really, we should be celebrating every day of the year. But this year it feels different. This year, with over 12 months of practical action […]

Presentation on gender and tourism homestays at European Conference on Politics and Gender

Director Lucy Ferguson and Associate Sarah Becklake presented a paper at the European Conference on Politics and Gender on tourism homestays. The conference was held at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 8-10th June 2017. The paper – entitled “Mothering tourists: a feminist political economy of tourism homestays in Guatemala” – explores the gendered social reproductive […]

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. […]

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 […]

International Women’s Day 2016: when will women be equal in the tourism workplace?

This year, our blog post to mark International Women’s Day focuses on the issue of gender equality and working conditions in tourism. Our Associate Rebecca Armstrong reviews some recent reports demonstrating how which women are still at a disadvantage when it comes to participating and benefiting from their employment.   Status and pay Inequality features […]