IWD22: Madagascar, France, South Africa

Day Two of our #BreakTheBias campaign for International Women’s Day takes us to Madagascar, France and South Africa and a call to action. We hear the words of women in tourism translated and spoken by Iaia Pedemonte, Founder of the Gender Responsible Tourism Association (GRT). Alexia explores her view of gender bias in tourism whilst […]

IWD22 #BreakTheBias: Kenya, Spain, India

Happy International Women’s Day! The theme for IWD 2022 is #BreakTheBias. It asks us to consider our experiences of gender bias and what we can do to break it. Our answer: Every woman has a story. Check out our introductory post to find out more about what we’re doing this year and why. The first stage […]

Introducing IWD22 #BreakTheBias

International Women’s Day 2022 Tomorrow marks International Women’s Day, a vital date in the diary for so many organisations like us who advocate for gender equality. The theme for 2022 is #BreakTheBias. It asks us to consider our experiences of gender bias and what we can do to break it. Our answer: Every woman has […]

Words from WAMBOMA: Regeneration and Reflection

In January, we heard from Elizabeth, the manager of WAMBOMA Cooperative who sent us updates from two farmers in Namwai village, Tumaini and Marry. Our last update on the project focused on resilience and hope in the face of COVID19. In this post, Tumaini and Marry reflect on how their lives have changed since joining […]

Equality in Tourism and Associates Cop 26 Declaration on Gender Equality

During a time when the world’s eyes are on the Climate Crisis we want to ensure that Gender Equality isn’t left out of the conversation. Together with our associates we have writen a declaration focused on sustainable tourism and women’s place within it. Read our full declaration here.

Join the Team!

We’re excited to be seeking new Trustees to join the Equality in Tourism team. You will join a small, highly committed and passionate team to deliver on our mission and vision. We are two co-directors, three trustees and supportive volunteers and interns. Have experience in institutional and trust fundraising, diversity, relevant business, organisational or network […]

Tourism, Gender, Social (Im)mobility and Empowerment | Social Mobility Goes on Holiday

Join Dr Stroma Cole, Director of Equality in Tourism, at a virtual Keynote Lecture in association with the Association for Tourism Education and Resarch (ATLAS). Cole will be speaking on Tourism, Gender, Social (Im)mobility and Empowerment. The event is free to attend but registrating is necessary. Find out more information here and register to attend […]

Tanzania Update: Regaining Hope and Building Resilience

Covid-19 has Brought Tourism to a Standstill Our holidays have been high on the agenda in the media and in many of our lives; but the forecasts for the world to reopen for international tourism are bleak. The consequences for people all over the world who depend on hospitality and tourism have been very grim. […]

New Associate: Annie Young

We’re excited to welcome our latest associate Annie Young. We first spoke to Annie during our International Women’s Day #5Questions4Change campaign and we were inspired by her experience and knowledge. Read more about Annie and her work here.

Equality in Tourism wins ITB Berlin’s 2021 ToDo Award for Human Rights in Tourism

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Tuesday, 9th March 2021 marked the ceremony of the fifth annual ToDo Award for Human Rights in Tourism. The award is bestowed by the Institute for Tourism and Development in collaboration with the Roundtable for Human Rights in Tourism and tour operator Studiosus. Organizations are selected based upon identification of their “extraordinary commitment” to protecting […]

International Women’s Day – One Week On

“In response to International Women’s Day 2021, we are striking the #ChooseToChallenge pose with our hands high to show our commitment to choosing to challenge the status quo as women in the travel and tourism industry, the inequality and gender bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world.” Here we are, one week on […]

#5Questions4Change – Challenging the Pandemic

As we round off our week-long exploration of women’s experiences of gender bias in tourism, Equality in Tourism asked women to look ahead to the future of travel, beyond the immediate impact of the global pandemic. We questioned whether the pandemic could serve as a catalyst for positive change in the industry, giving the issue […]

#5Questions4Change – Challenging Tourists

After considering the role of governments in promoting gender equality, day four of #5Questions4Change turns its attention to what tourists themselves can do to challenge gender bias in the tourism industry. We asked our respondents whether they thought that tourists cared about the working conditions of women in the places they visit, as well as […]