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Women Taking the Lead in Tourism

by Portal Web Editor last modified Mar 08, 2019 05:23 PM
Contributors: United Nations
UN Women, in collaboration with United Nations World Tourism Organization, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the World Bank Group and Amadeus, has today released preliminary findings of the Global Report on Women in Tourism, Second Edition.

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ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade fair, provided the backdrop to announcing the Global Report. The initial results indicate that across the private and public sectors women are harnessing the potential of tourism to become financially independent, challenge stereotypes and start their own businesses:

  • The majority of the tourism workforce worldwide is female
  • Tourism offers greater opportunities for women’s entrepreneurship than the wider economy
  • Tourism policies are increasingly addressing gender equality

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