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In its Global Report on Women in Tourism in 2010, the United Nations World Tourism Organization found that tourism has the power to close the gender gap by creating jobs, introducing educational opportunities and improving infrastructure in developing countries.

Yet, the report also found that in an industry where women make up more than half of the workforce, men remain the dominant players in developing countries. As tour guides, drivers and business owners, men in tourism often enjoy access to educational and professional development at a higher rate than women and, as a result, hold higher-paying jobs. Read more …

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