Challenges and solutions to improving gender equality in tourism

Following on from our summaries of the presentations at our recent WTM event ‘Gender Equality in Tourism: How can it be achieved?’, this week our Director Stroma Cole, who chaired the panel, reports on the commonalities identified by each presentation. The WTM debate aimed to understand how to achieve gender Equality in Tourism. The three speakers […]

Our WTM London 2015 event on ‘Gender Equality in tourism: How can it be achieved?’

  We were delighted to welcome around 70 attendees to our recent event at World Travel Market on “Gender Equality in Tourism: How can it be achieved?” Co-hosted with the Central America Women’s Network and chaired by our Director Dr Stroma Cole, the panel discussed the challenges the challenges involved in achieving gender equality in […]

Tricia Barnett reflects on writing her recent Tourism Society Journal article

Tricia Barnett, profile photo

  Director Tricia Barnett has an article in the new autumn issue of the Tourism Society’s Journal: ‘Will tourism recognise the contribution of women?‘ which explores why the hospitality and tourism industry is not much interested in gender equality. You can read the article here. Approaching industry players to get some answers proved hard.   Gavin […]

Lucy Ferguson’s paper on gender and tourism published in the International Encylopedia of Behavioural and Social Sciences

Our Director Lucy Ferguson has just had an article published in the International Encylopedia of Behavioural and Social Sciences: Tourism, the Millennium Development Goals, and Gender Equality. The article reports that while those representing the industry claim that tourism contributes to the Millennium Development Goals, there is little evidence to support this. Rather, tourism too […]

Stroma Cole’s Bali presentation on tourism-related water shortages

Following Stroma’s widely published (2012, 2014 and 2015) study of tourism and water in Bali she was asked to give a seminar on the topic in Denpasar. Also addressing the very well attended seminar was the head of the Hotel and Restaurant association and the head of the water department. Stroma was asked to be […]

Equality In Tourism’s First Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2015

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 […]

EqualityInTourism Statement on UN Resolution on the promotion of sustainable tourism

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 […]

Associate’s Blog: Shirley Randell on improving secondary education in Bangladesh

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 […]

WTM Blog by Tricia Barnett

EqualityInTourism’s Director Tricia Barnett reflects on participating in WTM London’s panel on human rights and gender equality (5 November 2014) It’s been a long time coming, but it’s really good to know that the World Travel Market has taken women’s issues on board. Last year Equality in Tourism launched with a session on its research […]

The case for gender equality in tourism

We are drawing together research evidence and knowledge of current practice in gender equality in the private sector. We’d like to hear from operators, hoteliers and researchers about initiatives.