The impacts of all-inclusive hotels on working conditions and labour rights in Kenya, Tenerife & Barbados
The launch of our All Inclusive Research report took place at 6pm on Monday 24th March 2014 at the House of Commons at an event hosted by Steve Reed OBE MP.
In 2013, Tourism Concern supported by the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) undertook the research in order to seek to understand more fully how the all-inclusive model of tourism impacts upon the rights of hotel workers.
The primary aim was to generate new evidence and understanding about how the all-inclusive holiday model impacts upon pay, working conditions and labour rights of hotel employees in the selected destinations, including comparison with those in other types of hotel. We also sought to investigate how these working conditions influence the wider social and economic status and living conditions of employees and their families. It is hoped that the evidence gathered will inform a public debate about improving and protecting the rights of hotel employees, and help in promoting socially equitable, inclusive and sustainable tourism including influencing government and industry policy formation.
The launch event was only open to Friends and Members of Tourism Concern. Our next event will cover consumer perpsectives on Al lInclusive hotels – which includes feedback from almost 2000 travellers.