A global overview of the impact of Covid-19 on women in tourism

Dr. Stroma Cole, one of Equality in Tourism’s Directors, shares a brief global overview of the impact of Covid-19 on women in the tourism industry and the need for a gender equal approach in the recovery phase. Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on tourism with the UNWTO anticipating a 60-80% decline in international tourism. […]

Why Gender Should Be at the Heart of COVID Recovery

Why gender should be at the forefront of the Travel Foundation’s call to put communities at the centre of recovery from COVID-19. EiT Trustee Angela Kalisch expands on a recent op-ed piece by Jeremy Sampson of The Travel Foundation, elaborating on the organisation’s intention to firmly place communities at the heart of the recovery process […]

News from Tanzania

Tricia Barnett recently spent some time in the participanting communities of our ground-breaking #FarmForTheFuture project near Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Here’s her account. Happily, after days of torrential rain, the sun is out. I am with our project team evaluating our women’s farming project #FarmForTheFuture after two years. We’ve been training impoverished, marginalised women farmers to come […]

Women at the Foot of the Eight-Thousanders

Our director Daniela Moreno Alarcón spent time in Nepal earlier this year, conducting gender evaluations in some of the country’s top tourism destinations. She met with many inspiring entrepreneurs and activists, and recounts some of her impressions below. The original Spanish version of this article can be read here, and also includes sources to the […]

Mujeres a los pies de los ocho miles (ES)

Nuestra directora Daniela Moreno Alarcón pasó un tiempo en Nepal a principios de este año, realizando evaluaciones de género en algunos de los principales destinos turísticos del país. Ella se reunió con muchos empresarios y activistas inspiradores, y relata algunas de sus impresiones aquí. En enero de 2019 tuve mi primera experiencia en Nepal en […]

Putting gender equality on the agenda – two recent events show how it’s done

Equality in Tourism recently presented on gender equality at two seminal events. Angela Kalisch, trustee and chair of EiT, recounts her experience. The first of the events was Roundtable on Human Rights in Tourism’s symposium “Human Rights in Practice: Equality in Tourism”, held in Utrecht, Netherlands. Angela also joined a panel discussion at TTG Media’s […]

Director’s blog – around the world in 3 conferences

Stroma Cole reports from her recent travels. If it seems like I‘ve been quiet for a while it’s because I’ve been busy! As part of my academic role I attended the Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Washington D.C., where I presented my work on gender, tourism and water. This extended the work […]

Unique Insights and Lively Discussions at the Symposium

On Thursday, 13 September, around 40 academics, tour operators, charity workers, consultants and public sector workers joined us at Intrepid Group‘s Brixton offices to hear from four speakers and discuss gender equality in tourism. Stroma Cole presented her new book Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment, highlighting a selection of personal stories of women around […]

An update from our #FarmForTheFuture project

Tricia Barnett recently visited Tanzania and met with the women participating in this groundbreaking project. Here, she shares her impressions and a general update on where things are. I am delighted to share with you the latest news from the path-breaking project that would not have been possible without the support of our generous donors. […]

EiT joins Sustainability Leaders panel

We’re pleased to announce that our director Tricia has been asked to join the Sustainability Leaders Panel – a virtual research panel where leading sustainable tourism professionals answer questions linked to tourism and sustainability, and share their thoughts on trends, challenges and future directions. Over 60 experts participate in this forum, and we are pleased […]

Great EiT presence at CTS Conference 2017

The annual Critical Tourism Studies Conference once again brought together many inspiring researchers, practitioners and advocates to discuss topical trends and developments in tourism around the world. Held from 25 – 29 June in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the event called for “understanding tourism – changing tourism“, and on us all to understand ourselves and […]

Interview: Daniela speaks to UN Women Training Centre

Recently, our director Daniela Moreno Alarcon was interviewed by the UN Women Training Centre. The talk focused on her gender training work and features interesting insight into Dani’s approach to this work, as well as her experiences working in the field on tourism from a gender perspective. Watch the full recording on the UN Women […]

Congratulations to our director Daniela on her PhD

We are thrilled to announce that our director Daniela Moreno Alarcón has finished her PhD! Her thesis, “Tourism & Gender: an essential approach in the context of sustainable and responsible tourism development – the case of Nicaragua”. Daniela finished her work at the Complutense University of Madrid, under the guidance of Dr. Begoña Leyra Fatou […]

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. […]