Informal Sector

Health as a competitive advantage

Rezeptionist hinter Plastikscheibe mit Mund-Nasen-Schutz
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The Dominican Republic is prioritising tourism workers for COVID-19 vaccines to strengthen its economy. However, mainly large hotel chains seem to benefit.

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.

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.

„¡La Muralla soy yo!”

“La Muralla”, Cartagena’s colonial firewall, surrounds the old town of the Caribbean metropolis in the north of Colombia. Cartagena is a world heritage site and attracts hundred thousands of tourists every year. The Spanish used the wall in the 16th century in order to protect what was of …

Strengthening the Informal Sector

As in many other enclave-type destinations, tourism in The Gambia has developed in ways that provide few opportunities for poor people to participate. Traditionally the formal sector provides accommodation and transport. The most visible roles taken up by the poor used to be as hawkers …

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