Loreto Ibanez CastilloHead Tourism Int. Projects STH-ESC La Rochelle-France
Come together for gender parity in tourism!
Tourism – a sector that allows, more than any other sector, the equal inclusion and treatment of all. Therefore, why are there gender based differences in salaries or type of position?
Tourism is a sector that allows to work in-situ or from home, full time or part time, and where no job can be done better according to the Gender of the person.
It is as well an economic activity where the person/client – the tourist – is not associated to one gender or another. Therefore, why there are differences in salaries or the type of positions to be able to reach according to the gender? What will happen if we do the exercise of hiring the person only because of her/his experience and not because of their identity, gender, ethnic-origin, nationality, etc.?
I invite all of you who have in your hands the power to hire someone in the tourism sector, to please take this into consideration as one of our key contributions to the Celebration of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development of the United Nations.
About the Author
Loreto Ibañez Castillo - Director Tourism International Projects, School of Tourism and Hospitality, Ecole de Commerce of La Rochelle, France. Previously, she has worked for ten years at the United Nations World Tourism Organization. First, for the Improving Competitiveness Department, and after, at the UNWTO - Themis Foundation as UNWTO TedQual Programme Manager.