Empowering women through international tourism: What we know and need to know

Author
Fenohasina Rakotondrazaka Maret, Harsh Parikh, Rachel Wilder
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Urban Institute
Abstract
The United Nations designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, and for good reason. The tourism industry generates 10.2 percent of global GDP and employs 1 in 10 workers. Women make up more than half of the tourism workforce, which makes the industry’s growth a unique opportunity to empower women across the world. But we need additional data to better understand how women intersect with this burgeoning industry.
Topic
Gender Issues, Tourism, Women, Partnerships, International Development
Political Geography
Africa, Botswana, Global Focus