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Hospitality and Tourism

Women in the Tourism Sector

Report Segment: Gender Breakdown

Women continue to represent a greater part of the hospitality and tourism workforce than men (BHA Trends & Developments 2010 p.88) although this has fallen in recent decades. People 1st recent report on women working in the industry shows that the range of occupations enjoyed by women in the sector is broad, and include many management positions across the industry but overall, although women outnumber men in most sub-sectors of the industry, a quarter of the male workforce is employed in management or senior positions whilst only 18 percent of females have similar roles. (The case for change: Women working in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism Nov.2010)