The Berlin Declaration on “Transforming Tourism”

Our Associate Rebecca Armstrong recently represented Equality in Tourism as one of over 30 civil society organisations involved in producing the Berlin Declaration on “Transforming Tourism” presented at ITB Berlin. Meeting in the UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and against the background of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, the […]

Training on Gender Equality for Sustainable Tourism for International Trade Centre

  Our Director Stroma Cole and Associate Rebecca Armstrong had the pleasure of running a training session on Gender Equality for Sustainable Tourism recently, for a group of businesswomen sponsored by the International Trade Centre to attend London’s World Travel Market. The group comprised 11 women running tour operators, agencies and safari companies, from Kenya, Uganda, […]

Stroma Cole presents at RGS Gender and Tourism Panel September 2016

This year’s Royal Geographical Society conference theme was “Nexus Thinking” – to address the interdependencies, tensions and trade-offs between different environmental and social domains. Six papers were presented in the gender and tourism session – click here to access them. The papers were broad ranging including: an examination of the gendering of the cruising experience […]

Daniela Moreno Alarcon’s work with UN Women-Cape Verde

Equality in Tourism director Daniela Moreno Alarcón is a gender and development consultant focusing on gender mainstreaming in tourism development. She has been involved in tourism projects around Cape Verde since 2010, and has more recently been employed by UN Women-Cape Verde, together with the Cabo-Verdean Institute for Gender Equality, to produce a ground-breaking Action Plan […]

Tourism Watch article: Gender Equality through Rural Tourism in Turkey

Our Associate Arzu Kutucu Ozenen‘s project, Yesil Valiz Assocation in Turkey, is featured on German Responsible Tourism site Tourism Watch this month. Arzu explains the background to the project and how it has successfully used tourism to promote employment and entrepreneurship for local women. Read the full feature here.

Global Engagement Institute 2015 Women and Leadership Program in Vietnam

  Our Associate Dr Shirley Randell reflects on the Global Engagement Institute 2015 Women and Leadership Program in Vietnam, which took place earlier this year. The Global Engagement Institute (GEI) is a social enterprise that provides international students and professionals with high impact education and engagement programs in developing countries such as Africa and Asia. In May […]

A gender-balanced approach to rural community tourism in Nicaragua

Next in our series following on from our event at WTM London: a summary of Sandra Ramos’ presentation. Sandra is founder and Director of  the Maria Elena Cuadra Movement in Nicaragua (MEC), one of the most dynamic feminist organisations with a focus on women’s labour and human rights. She spoke about MEC’s work with indigenous, […]

Equality and empowerment through rural tourism in Turkey

We continue our series of summaries of the three presentations at our WTM event in November 2015: Gender Equality in Tourism: How can it be achieved? This time we hear from our Associate Arzu Kutucu Ozenen, the Chairperson and founder of Yesil Valiz Association for Responsible Tourism in Turkey. The Association’s aims are to promote women’s empowerment, […]

Empowerment Approach in Tourism: The Voices of Nicaraguan Women

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Following her recent work in Nicaragua, our Director Daniela Moreno Alarcon has produced a Briefing Paper on behalf of the Central America Women’s Network. The paper, Empowerment Approach in Tourism: The Voices of Nicaraguan Women explores, through interviews with four key women, the challenges and opportunities for women presented by rural tourism.   The paper […]

For the Worry of Water: Water, Women and Tourism in Labuan Bajo

  Our Director Stroma Cole recently released her Initial Policy Paper arising out of her research in Flores, Indonesia: ‘For the Worry of Water: Water, Women and Tourism in Labuan Bajo’. Below is the executive summary of the report, which can be read in full by clicking here. Tourism has added to a water crisis in […]

Tricia Barnett reflects on writing her recent Tourism Society Journal article

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  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 […]

Daniela Moreno Alarcon’s recent work

Our Director Daniela Moreno Alarcon has had a busy few months … She was part of a team who have produced a new book in Spanish about Gender and Tourism: ¿Equidad de género en el turismo? Muchas sombras y pocas luces The book addresses this topic as a factor of economic-empowerment, especially for women. Through […]