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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 6 (Page no: 57)

Trekking to women's empowerment: a case study of a female-operated travel company in Ladakh.

This chapter presents a case study of the Ladakhi Women Travel Company (LWTC), a travel agency based in Leh, India, which is owned and operated by Ladakhi women. A local female guide founded the LWTC in 2009 to give women in Ladakh the opportunity to participate in the traditionally male-dominated areas of trekking and mountain climbing. The treks are completely organized by these women who act as guides, porters and cooks as well as customer service, serving as an example that women can fulfil roles normally reserved for men. By working as trekking guides, these women are challenging gender stereotypes in Ladakh, where a woman is expected to be submissive and conform to a traditional Ladakhi notion of obedience and discipline.

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: 4 (Page no: 34) 'An uneasy truth?': female tourism managers and organizational gender equality measures in Portugal. Author(s): Bakas, F. E. Costa, C. Durão, M. Carvalho, I. Breda, Z.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 46) Tourism as empowerment: women artisan's experiences in central Mexico. Author(s): Vizcaino Suárez, P.
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
  • University of the West of England, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786394422
  • Record Number
  • 20183195519