We’re sharing a recent blog from our friends at Gender Responsible Tourism (GRT).

Iaia Pedemonte, Founder of the Gender Responsible Tourism Network (GRT) and author of a Guide for Free Women Travellers, spoke to four experts on ways of coping with the crisis. The latest GRT newsletter details some of the strategies they put forward and outlines additional tips and advice gleaned from webinars, articles and other sources consulted.

The newsletter also explores some ways in which new tourism trends can be adapted and turned to the advantage of women, thereby offsetting some of the negative impacts, disproportionately experienced by women. In the future, there will likely be more interest in eco-friendly, domestic travel. This can open new opportunities. For example: women restaurant owners can market the concept of ‘Home delivery ready to cook’, women’s farmers’ associations linked to food supply chains can increase their sales by highlighting their ‘from farm to table’ capacity and new models of tourism aimed at supporting women in local communities can be developed from virtual wine- and food-tours and drone-made videos, leading to predominantly ‘hyper-local’ forms of tourism in the mid- to long-term future.

The GRT newsletter includes an extensive list of resources with a range of tools and ideas to trigger ideas and provide food for thought.