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CETT institutional message 8-M

CETT institutional message 8-M

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day, a day to strengthen our commitment to the cause of gender equality. On such an important date, it is essential to remember that we are facing a challenge that concerns everyone -not only women- and, especially, the young generations that will shape the future of our society.

As the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) point out, gender equality is not just a fundamental human right but one of the basic pillars for building a fair and sustainable world. While it is true that improvements have been achieved in recent years with reforms and changes, many of them by civil rights movements, it is no less accurate that there are still many difficulties in correcting the inequalities that have persisted for centuries.

In this adverse context, we must not forget that tourism is based on people's connections and, therefore, it is an ideal framework for transforming society. Our sector must work for gender equality not only out of obligation but also out of a strong ethical conviction. In the same way, as sustainability is, equality must be and will be an intrinsic proposal of present and future tourism. This is the only way we will be able to collaborate to improve the lives of everyone without leaving anyone behind.

From our sphere, at CETT we work to ensure that our students gain the knowledge and commitment necessary to build an advanced society. Furthermore, CETT is determined to continue learning and incorporating different perspectives in order to contribute to the transformation of tourism. In this sense, CETT is confident that the values that will define future professionals, such as hospitability, respect, care, excellent service and social and personal responsibility, would fall short if they did not include equality. Only in this way will there be new, free, autonomous, reflective and socially-minded generations that will contribute to achieving the longed-for gender equality.

Dra. Maria Abellanet i Meya is CEO of CETT

Dra. Maria Abellanet i Meya
CETT is confident that the values that will define future professionals would fall short if they did not include equality.

Dra. Maria Abellanet i Meya