Published on : Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Researching gender is one of the broadest and most vital tasks students experience when it comes to the study of society. Gender and the expectations that go along with it play a significant role in defining one’s life in many cultures worldwide. Women, in particular, have found themselves more dominated at the hand of gender norms. It’s just over the course of this past century that gender equality has come to the forefront of mainstream social discourse. In spite of the vast strides that have been made all through these years, in many ways, gender equality is still something far from actualization.
Today we would look into the tourism industry and address the state of gender equality in this sector.
Breaking down tourism
In world over, tourism accounts for one of the largest industries, being valued at 3 trillion US dollars before coronavirus outbreak. It has alone temporarily has taken a massive impact on the overall value of the sector. Globally, it’s an interconnected part of the economy that comprises:
For equality, the significance of tourism industry has not been missed by the organizations that hold power to bring in change. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has teamed up with UN Women, the German Corporation for International Cooperation, the World Bank Group, and Amadeus to create vital statistics and findings on women in tourism in their ongoing report. These reports throws light on the current state of the situation and enlighten a pathway to more equal practices and policies across the sector on a global scale.