The Power of Women in Travel
Women make up a majority of travelers and the lion’s share of the tourism workforce. As the travel industry rebuilds, it is time to put the so-called second sex first.
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The behaviors that propel the tourism industry – the bringing together of diverse people, long journeys in confined spaces, the sharing of wine and the breaking of bread – are the same behaviors that propelled the pandemic. But when the tourism industry rises from the ashes, Katherine LaGrave suggests that it doesn’t have to emerge as the same beast it used to be. Tourism can be kinder to the environment, better to the people who live in its destinations, and friendlier to the people who make it run – namely, women.
About the Author
Katherine LaGrave is the digital features editor and journalist for AFAR Media.