Tourism as a Vehicle for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

March 18, 2011 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

“According to the Global Report on Women in Tourism — the first survey to map women’s participation in the tourism sector worldwide — tourism…  provides a wide range of income-generation opportunities for women, particularly in developing regions.”

“The report shows relevant data in five main areas: employment, entrepreneurship, leadership, education and community, comparable by regions. It provides policymakers and operators recommendations on how to promote more gender sensitive policies and integrate gender equality into corporate decisions, including strengthening the legal protection of women in tourism employment, providing higher levels of training and greater opportunities for women to develop their businesses. “Greater gender equality will contribute to the overall quality of the tourist experience, with a considerable impact on profitability and quality across all aspects of the industry,” says the report.”

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