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.
Gender and Tourism How tourism can be used to create positive change in destinations and empower women and local communities. By Willow Fasakin Nyamirambo Women’s Center, an organisation using community-based tourism to empower women and the local community According to recent data from the United Nations, only 15.4% of the indicators for Sustainable Development Goal […]
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…
Stroma to speak at the RESET Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Sustainability Summit
Our #FarmForTheFuture project continues to grow. 120 women are now trained in new methods of farming, business processes and entrepreneurship, but – importantly – also their legal rights and women’s empowerment. Sixty farmers from two villages have created a cooperative, Wamboma: Women Farming for the Future, while another group of sixty women have been trained […]
Stroma Cole reports from her recent travels. If it seems like I‘ve been quiet for a while it’s because I’ve been busy! As part of my academic role I attended the Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Washington D.C., where I presented my work on gender, tourism and water. This extended the work […]
Written by: Danielle Banfield Some people’s dedication to making tourism more sustainable resembles a passion. Laura Vesa is undeniably one of these devoted individuals. The founding leader of Association of Ecotourism in Romania (A.E.R.), Laura focuses on creating partnerships between nature conservation associations and tourism organisations in Romania. A.E.R. has successfully undertaken several pioneering projects, such as creating […]
On Thursday, 13 September, around 40 academics, tour operators, charity workers, consultants and public sector workers joined us at Intrepid Group‘s Brixton offices to hear from four speakers and discuss gender equality in tourism. Stroma Cole presented her new book Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment, highlighting a selection of personal stories of women around […]
We’re pleased to announce that our director Tricia has been asked to join the Sustainability Leaders Panel – a virtual research panel where leading sustainable tourism professionals answer questions linked to tourism and sustainability, and share their thoughts on trends, challenges and future directions. Over 60 experts participate in this forum, and we are pleased […]