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A central mission for Equality in Tourism is to develop cutting edge research that is orientated towards affecting positive change for women in the tourism and hospitality industry. Through our research activities, we have developed a reputation as thought-leaders in this area.

However, we know that social research can at times be lengthy and complicated, and this gatekeeps knowledge which should be accessible to all. After all, it is only by increasing awareness of the issues women face in the tourism and hospitality industry that we can work to overcome these gendered dynamics.

Thus, Insights  aims to share key highlights of the findings of current research in the field in a clear, snappy and accessible form. Every week, we will publish a blog which comments on a new piece of research in the area of gender equality and the tourism industry, which we believe is particularly interesting and important. We hope that this series will enable everyone who cares about the position of women in the industry to enrich their understanding of new and emergent issues, as they are reported by researchers.

In addition, we are creating a glossary of terms and ‘jargon’ widely used in the travel, tourism and development sector that may not be familiar or understood by people new to this sector.

We warmly welcome your comments and observations, including recommendations for improvements.

Origin: AirBnb, destination: women’s empowerment? Tracking the effects of network hospitality on gender equality in Kuala Lumpar

AirBnb has nowadays grown from a fringe choice for holiday accommodation to the default option for many tourists. The boom…

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In the North American hotel industry, work-life balance for mothers still needs calibrating

Female employees in the North American tourism and hospitality industry far outstrip males in terms of numbers. However, they remain…

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Latest UNWTO recommendations for tourism’s Covid-19 recovery repackage the old as new for women

Since the onset of the pandemic, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published a series of Inclusive Recovery…

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White women volunteering in the global South- the ghost of colonialism’s past?

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is more commonly known, comprises the practice of travelling abroad to undertake voluntary work…

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We’re creating a glossary of common terms used in the travel, tourism and development sector to help understand academic writing and theory better. Coming Soon!

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