University of South Florida (USF) M3 Publishing


Tourism industry is one of the major industries of today’s world and hence it is in the forefront of current national and international policies. Tourism is perceived as one of the fundamental engines of economic growth and development due to the fact that it has many contributions to the economy. Moreover, tourism has a dimension of women empowerment which is one of the critical issues of modern world. Hence, researchers and policymakers have begun to pay more attention to the issue of gender discrimination and tourism relationships. There are some direct linkages between tourism and women empowerment, and what is more is that it seems critical to analyse these relationships in order to form effective development policies. In this sense, this study aims to analyse the long-run relationships between tourism revenues and female labor force participation across different country groups and to develop predictions about post-COVID era. In this context, following a brief introduction, the first section is devoted to a literature review about relationships between tourism industry, women empowerment and COVID-19 pandemic. Then the second section is attributed to the empirical analyses. Lastly, the third section is devoted to current situation and future predictions about post-COVID era.



Recommended Citation

Turkcan, B. (2021). Tourism and women empowerment: Empirical findings from past experience and predictions for the post-COVID era. In C. Cobanoglu, & V. Della Corte (Eds.), Advances in global services and retail management (pp. 1–11). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833035

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