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The travel and tourism industry is one of the largest and most dynamic industries in today’s global economy and a very important employer of women, youth and minorities. However, all in not equal in tourism. From the pay, working conditions, impacts and consequences women bare an uneven and unfair burden. This seminar series will explore why and how gender equality can be integrated into tourism operations and why this is imperative for sustainable tourism.

1. Integrating gender equality in tourism operations: Why and How.


This webinar will help you understand:

  • Why gender equality in tourism matters,
  • Why it is relevant to your organisation and essential to achieve sustainable tourism,
  • How actions that increase gender equality are good for tourism businesses and destinations, and
  • Provide you with the tools to achieve it.
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2. Tourism, gender and resource efficiency: mitigating climate change


This webinar, together with the accompanying Fact Sheet will help you to understand:

  • How tourism, climate change, gender and resource management are linked

  • Why it is important for tourism companies and destinations to understand the ways in which they are linked
  • The gendered dimension of water, energy and waste management in the tourism sector; and
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3. Gender, Tourism, and Resilience: Integrating Gender into Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)


This specific webinar will help you to understand:

•     The legal and policy frameworks that exist to support disaster risk reduction worldwide

•     How gender can be mainstreamed into action within the three elements of disaster risk reduction: Prevention, Response, and Recovery.

•     How some tourism companies have successfully coped in times of disaster and what lessons were learned for future mitigation

•     How the most vulnerable communities at tourism destinations may be affected and how they can help with future planning and mitigation.

•     What the Covid pandemic has taught us about the importance of gender mainstreaming within DRR.