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Gender equality and tourism: beyond empowerment.

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Drawing on the theme of gender equality in tourism, this book aims to identify the main obstacles to women's advancement in the tourism industry, and to discover and share successful strategies to overcome them, drawing on case studies from all over the world. Interlaced between the 12 chapters of the book are stories from women who work in tourism. The chapters and stories that make up this book ...

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Chapter 4 (Page no: 34)

'An uneasy truth?': female tourism managers and organizational gender equality measures in Portugal.

This chapter presents an investigation into the intricacies surrounding gender equality measures in tourism workplaces in Portugal. It begins with a brief introduction to the history of gender equality measures in tourism labour, followed by an analysis of various aspects of gender equality implementation that arose during the empirical research. The analysis sections focus on who was perceived as responsible for implementation of gender equality measures (the company or the state); the types of gender equality measures in place in Portuguese tourism businesses; and the role of female managers in implementing gender equality measures.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction: gender equality and tourism - beyond empowerment. Author(s): Cole, S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) Gender equality and tourism: the global policy context. Author(s): Ferguson, L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 24) Feminist perspectives in the development of action plans for tourism. Author(s): Moreno Alarcón, D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 46) Tourism as empowerment: women artisan's experiences in central Mexico. Author(s): Vizcaino Suárez, P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 57) Trekking to women's empowerment: a case study of a female-operated travel company in Ladakh. Author(s): Caparrós, B. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 69) Women and tourism in the township: tourism for empowerment? Author(s): Muldoon, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 82) Journeys of emancipation: disrupting poverty in Nepal. Author(s): Hillman, W. Radel, K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 96) Tourism and women's rights in Tunisia. Author(s): Jeffrey, H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 108) Tourism entrepreneurship and gender in the global south: the Mexican experience. Author(s): Díaz-Carrión, I. A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 119) Tourism, dolls and dreams: the last generation? Author(s): Tucker, H.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 132) Conclusions: beyond empowerment. Author(s): Cole, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Centre for Social Studies, Coimbra University, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786394422
  • Record Number
  • 20183195517