New article published by two of our directors Dr Stroma Cole and Dr Lucy Ferguson

  “Towards a gendered political economy of water and tourism” has been published by Taylor & Francis Online. It is available here. In many holiday destinations, the tourism industry exerts an enormous strain on water supplies. This generates a range of social problems, not least because local inhabitants often have to compete with the tourism […]

Stroma Cole’s chapter in a forthcoming book

Our Director Stroma Cole has been busy recently, including working on a chapter for a new book. The chapter, entitled ‘A Gendered Political Ecology of Tourism and Water’ has been accepted for inclusion in Mary Mostafanezhad, Roger Norum, Eric Shelton, Anna Thompson (eds) Political Ecology of Tourism: Community, Power and the Environment. New York and […]

Daniela Moreno Alarcon’s work in Cape Verde

Daniela Moreno Alarcón profile photo

Our Director Daniela Moreno Alarcon is currently spending a month in Cape Verde, working on a project with UN Women. The project involves developing an action plan for Gender and Tourism. We’ll post an update on Dani’s work once she returns.

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 […]

GenTour International Forum 1-2 July 2015

Our Associate Fiona Bakas is involved in organising GenTour’s International Forum on 1-2 July 2015 in Aveiro, Portugal. Titled “Re-engineering the tourism labour market through gender-aware research: Interdisciplinary approaches and future trends” the conference will include keynote speeches, participant presentations and interactive discussions to showcase trends of economic growth strategies and gender equality within the […]

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 […]

New paper by our Associate Fiona Bakas: Gender and Tourism Seasonality

Our Associate Fiona Bakas’ paper reports on research conducted in Crete. Her main, context-specific findings from this study were that seasonality is a positive thing for tourism handicraft micro-entrepreneurs; that it creates a liminal period at the beginning and end of each season 
where gender roles are re-negotiated; and that in tourism 
destinations characterized by […]

Watch an Interview with our Associate, Freya Higgins Desbiolles

Equality In Tourism Associate, Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, Senior Lecturer of Tourism at the University of South Australia, spoke at the IORA Summit 2014. Watch the video of her interview here. Participants from all 20 Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) countries across Africa, South and East Asia and the Middle-East called for greater investment in women’s productivity […]

Dr Stroma Cole awarded British Academy Research Grant

One of our directors, Dr Stroma Cole, has been given a British Academy grant to undertake a unique research project to explicitly explore the gender dimensions of the impact of tourism-related water scarcity in an emerging tourism destination. In Labuan Bajo, Indonesia the number of tourists has more than doubled in the past five years, […]

Daniela Moreno Alarcón’s Research in Nicaragua

During October and November 2014, Daniela Moreno Alarcón, a Director of Equality in Tourism, conducted research in Nicaragua regarding her PhD thesis “Tourism and Gender: an essential approach in the context of responsible and sustainable tourism”, which she is undertaking at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. She found that despite some success stories, themes […]

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 […]