Corona and jobs in tourism

Corona und Arbeitsplätze im Tourismus
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Tourism Watch No 102

The virus does not affect all workers equally, and it is no coincidence which people fall ill most frequently. Also in tourism it is obvious - the lower down the hierarchy of work, the more dangerous and life-threatening it becomes.

Bildungsmaterial für Nachhaltigkeit im Tourismus

Jugendliche beschäftigen sich mit nachhaltigem Reisen
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Nachhaltigkeit im Tourismus lernen

Nicht nur die Anzahl der Reisen wächst rasant, auch das Interesse der Menschen für die ökologischen, sozialen, kulturellen und wirtschaftlichen Folgen des Tourismus.  Unser Bildungsmaterial ist für die Jugend- und Erwachsenenbildung geeignet und richtet sich an Lehrer*innen und Referent*innen des Globalen Lernens und der entwicklungsbezogenen Bildungsarbeit.


Filipino Seafarers claim working rights

Faria Anzum - Unsplash
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Seafarers worldwide are stuck on their ships due to COVID-19 – among them many Filipinos. They are facing inadequate hygiene measures, financial difficulties and unemployment.


Migrant Workers in Tourism in Times of Covid-19

Tourismusmitarbeiterin in Eingangshalle
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In an interview with Tourism Watch, Christiane Kuptsch, migartion expert at ILO, explains why migrants working in tourism are particularly affected by the COVID-19-related drop in demand and how they could be supported.


From Empty Hand to Mouth

Straßenreinigung durch indische Männer
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In India, the informal sector has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. A study now provides insights into the extent of the precariousness and coping mechanisms.


Women first

Demo - We the people
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Women are predominant in tourism employment. But COVID-19 has revealed structural inequalities that are hitting female employees in the travel industry particularly hard.


Pandemic Poaching

Safaripark Guards

Animal welfare activists, development workers and NGOs report that poaching is increasing again in times of pandemic lockdown. This could also be due to a lack of income from tourism.

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