Gender equality and sustainability through tourism
Even though I am an experienced solo traveler, I always encountered myself choosing destinations that seemed to be safer. Before heading out on solo trips I would always receive questions and concerns from the people in my life, questioning if I was crazy. They would ask why I wasn’t scared. But the truth is, yes, sometimes I was scared.
From a research I’ve made conducted to over 500 frequent female travelers, she realized that 90% of women traveling the world shared the same #1 concern she did = their safety and from the other rest of women not traveling already, the reason is linked to the same.
The empowerment of women travelers and in the tourism industry is essential to achieve adequate sustainable development. As a sector with a majority female workforce worldwide (54%) and the majority of women in informal or low-skilled jobs, women feel the economic impact of tourism the most. Giving them more resources and distribution of profits helps build strong economies; create more stable and fair societies, thus contributing to sustainability and impacting the world positively.