Fair Tourism takes us to Huay Pu Keng in Thailand, where their community-based tourism project is empowering the Kayan Community.
We round-up positive stories of businesses and organisations advancing gender equality within tourism, from boardrooms to the mountainside of Kilimanjaro.
Earlier this month, we put forward the case that gender equality and tourism should be on the agenda at the COP28 climate change talks. Sustainable, gender equitable tourism connects environmental protection, economic growth and improved social equity. That’s why it’s a powerful platform for tackling climate change across the board. But while events at COP28 […]
How can indigenous women lead sustainability and gender equality in the tourism industry? We unpack case study research from Ecuador exploring this question.
In the lead up to COP28, we reflect on why gender equality and the tourism industry needs to be part of the conversation at climate talks.
As we celebrate World Tourism Day with the theme of ‘tourism and green investments,’ it’s crucial to explore a significant yet often overlooked aspect of sustainability: gender equality.
Gender and Tourism How tourism can be used to create positive change in destinations and empower women and local communities. By Willow Fasakin Nyamirambo Women’s Center, an organisation using community-based tourism to empower women and the local community According to recent data from the United Nations, only 15.4% of the indicators for Sustainable Development Goal […]
Female entrepreneurship, creating shared value, and empowerment in tourism; the neutralising effect of gender-based discrimination
Research by Bagheri et al. published in ‘Current Issues in Tourism’ journal in September 2022, sets out to investigate the interrelationship between women’s entrepreneurship, creating shared value and women’s empowerment.
Tourism as a Driver for Promoting Gender Equality? A case Study of Participation of Women in the Tourism Labour market in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Research by Thomas Gomes and Adam Blake When this photo was taken at Cox’s Bazar, it was late in 2009, I was on a road trip around Bangladesh and a resort in Cox’s Bazar offered a few days of tranquillity against the backdrop of its vast seafront. Indeed, as records go, it can boast about […]
Written by Dr Angela B. Kalisch Discussions on sustainability in tourism, have tended to ignore the interdependency between tourism and the capitalist economic system determining global society. Such discussions also tend to largely ignore the importance of gender relations and power dynamics within that system. This system is historically fuelled by the wealth of colonial […]
The Equality in Tourism team has just finished an exciting and inspiring webinar series with the United Nations Enivronment Programme (UNEP) as part of the Transforming Tourism project with support from German Government’s International Climate Initiative. The series addressed Gender Equality in Tourism in three stages: integrating gender equality in tourism operations; tourism, gender and […]
Marta Muslin talks about her ground-breaking work in Indonesia promoting plastic recycling and the empowerment of women I live in Labuan Bajo. I earn my living renting out a boat to dive companies. I am the coordinator of several NGOs including the Indonesia Waste Platform. When the pandemic hit it really took everyone by surprise. […]
By Dr Elaine Chiao Ling Yang The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) plays an important leadership role in setting the agenda that drives tourism development. The organisation is the leader in tourism knowledge production and dissemination through research and business events such as industry meetings and conferences. In response to the pronounced and persistent […]
How tourism companies and organisations celebrated International Women’s Day through purple-washing their claims of gender equality This International Women’s Day (IWD), the world of business came together as it does every year, to celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness for gender equality across sectors. However, just like any internationally recognised day for the celebration of […]
Words: Elisa Spampinato, Equality in Tourism associate, Founder at Travel Storyteller Amoun Steel is a proud gypsy woman of the Domari ethnic group and a charismatic leader. She is a self-empowered woman and a brave role model for the women of her community. The Dom People On 27 January I was invited by Marveh Farhoodi […]