Integrating gender into sustainable tourism projects is the topic of the first of a new series of Working Papers to be published by Equality in Tourism.

The paper, written by our director Dr Lucy Ferguson and our associate Daniela Moreno Alarcón, looks at the challenges of tackling fundamental questions about inequality in the tourism sector in policy and in practice and highlights the lessons learned for practitioners in gender and sustainable tourism.

In “Integrating Gender Into Sustainable Tourism Projects” the authors provide a critical reflection on their work as gender consultants for a long-term sustainable tourism project co-financed by the European Commission Investing in People programme and managed by a large Spanish public policy institution.

They detail their experience of producing a methodology for identifying good practices to promote women’s empowerment in vocational and educational training in sustainable tourism in five partner countries. The paper reveals the main challenges and frustrations and to what extent gender was integrated.

Please read the full text here: Integrating Gender Into Sustainable Tourism Projects