Disaster and Crisis in Tourism: Building resilience with a gender focus
Disasters, including pandemics, comprise one of the biggest threats to the tourist industry. Flights are cancelled, transportation is paralysed, and tourist attractions may be damaged. The economy also suffers, especially in regions that depend heavily on tourism. Women running local business within the tourism supply chain and those within the poorly paid informal sector, are at particular risk. Women are also often on the frontline of crises, serving as vital first responders, rebuilders and peacebuilders in their communities. As the importance of this is often overlooked in policy and practice, this webinar aims to redress this discrepancy.
This factsheet developed by UNEP and Equality in Tourism aims to give more insights on Disaster and Crisis in Tourism: Building resilience with a gender focus.