As we celebrate World Tourism Day with the theme of ‘tourism and green investments,’ it’s crucial to explore a significant yet often overlooked aspect of sustainability: gender equality.
In a significant organisational update that we are eager to share, Equality in Tourism International (EiT) is pleased to introduce two outstanding individuals, Jaklien van Melick and Dr. Yasmin Begum as our new trustees.
In the scenic village of Namwai, on the western side of Kilimanjaro, a remarkable woman named Tumaini welcomes us into her new brick home, surrounded by the signs of a transformed life.
Our women’s empowerment supply chain work, which enables impoverished farming women in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania to supply local hotels with their produce, continues to inspire. Read Farmer Dativa Frank Elia’s story.
Our own Dr. Stroma Cole shared her wealth of knowledge in her key note presentation at the Women in Tourism Conference 2023. The event brought together academics and industry professionals focused on furthering gender equality in the tourism industry.
Travel Excellence, a Costa Rican travel operator wins the first Gender Equality Champion of the Year Award for the hospitality and tourism sector on the 8th March at ITB Berlin.
For International Women’s Day this year, our Associate, Charmarie Maegle was interviewed by TrainingAid to discuss the importance of gender equality in tourism. In the article, Gender Equality: Why Engaging More Women in Tourism Benefits Everyone, and How to Promote Positive Change, Maegle shares insights into the challenges and opportunities around the topic, and provides positive examples of […]
Equality In Tourism would like to recognise the Gender and Development Council Office in Quezon City in the Philippines as a “Highly Commended Participant” in the Gender Equality Champion of the Year Award to be presented at ITB Berlin 2023. Quezon is the largest and most populous city in Metro Manila, the region around the […]
The Gender Equality Champion Award for the tourism and hospitality sector will be presented at ITB Berlin on 8th March, International Women’s Day. Applications for the Award have now closed and our team has whittled down over 40 applicants to four shortlisters. The shortlist includes businesses that are based across three continents: ETUR – Ecuador […]
Gender Equality Champion of the Year: The significance of the Award for the gender equality movement.
Head judge Dr Stroma Cole and EiT Researcher Dr Yasmin Begum delve into the importance of the Gender Equality Champion of the Year Award and its wider impact on Gender Equality in Tourism…
Here at Equality in Tourism, we are excited to have launched the first award of its kind in the tourism sector: the Gender Equality Champion of the Year Award.
Tourism as a Driver for Promoting Gender Equality? A case Study of Participation of Women in the Tourism Labour market in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Research by Thomas Gomes and Adam Blake When this photo was taken at Cox’s Bazar, it was late in 2009, I was on a road trip around Bangladesh and a resort in Cox’s Bazar offered a few days of tranquillity against the backdrop of its vast seafront. Indeed, as records go, it can boast about […]
Equality in Tourism Director, Dr Tricia Barnett provides an overview of the project team’s recent field visits to Maili Sita, Kimashuku and Namwai.
We’re excited to announce that we will soon be launching our Gender Equality in Tourism award!
Equality in Tourism launch call for contributions ahead of the International Scientific Conference 2023.