Gender Discrimination in the Tourism Workplace

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Jan 13 2020 35 mins  

The tourism workplace is fast paced and always on. During holiday periods when most people are taking their vacations, people who work in the tourism industry are at their busiest. There has recently been a movement toward understanding and promoting equality in the workplace, and tourism is no different. Researchers are constantly trying to understand how the tourism workplace can be more equitable for people of all genders, races, and sexualities, just to name a few. My guest today is Dr. Inês Carvalho. Inês is an Assistant Professor at Universidade Europeia in Lisbon, Portugal. Her research interests include areas such as tourism and gender, languages and tourism, and literary tourism. She has recently devoted her time to understanding gender in hospitality and tourism management and has found that hidden discrimination toward women in the workplace is largely connected to societal norms that linger from the past.