Women’s empowerment during the COVID-19 recovery

Centre Stage Project | Project Participants


The National Tourism Administrations of Jordan, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Mexico are all participants of the Centre Stage project. The four administrations are working actively and in close cooperation with UNWTO to implement personalized Action Plans specifically designed to help them achieve gender equality in tourism and boost opportunities for women’s empowerment within the sector.

The four participating administrations will implement a series of specific actions such as implement a gender equality policy for the recovery of the tourism sector, provide gender equality training for policy makers or measures to boost female career progression.


Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MOTA)

Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MOTA)

Costa Rica

Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT)

Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT)

Dominican Republic

Ministry of Tourism of Dominican Republic

Ministerio de Turismo (MITUR)


Secretaría de Turismo (SECTUR)

Secretaría de Turismo (SECTUR)


Private Sector

In each country, a diverse group of tourism businesses are implementing an Action Plan specifically designed for the private sector.

Among the expected results, the different participating businesses will provide tailored gender equality trainings, introduce programmes for female career progression and formally commit to ‘equal pay for work of equal value’.


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Sawwah logo

Wild Jordan logo

Movenpick logo

Petra National trust logo

Jordan Trail Association logo

Baraka logo

Bookagri logo

Costa Rica

Skyline logoLa Casona del Cafetal logo

 Hotel Villa los Candiles logo

Reserva Conchal logo

SINAC logo

Cala Lodge logo

Sensoria logo

Ecole Travel logo

Travel Excellence logo

Grupo ANC logo

Dominican Republic

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Ozeano Swimwear logo

Soraya and Leonardo Tours logo

Melia Hotels Dominican Republic logo

Kah Kow experience logo

Museo Casas Reales logo

Holdelpa hoteles logo

Turenlaces logo
Sublime Semana logo


Sustentur logo

Río Secreto logo

Melia international logo

Siranda Group tours logo

Mexitours logo

Palace Resort logoGrupo brisas logoMartomConsolid logo

Community and Civil Society

Given the vital role of civil society, social and professional organizations for gender equality, the Centre Stage project is grateful for the valuable support of a diverse group of entities from in all the participating countries, specialized in the following areas:

  • Women's empowerment and gender equality;
  • Women's rights within Tourism;
  • Tourism organizations.

The different organizations and NGOs listed below, form an integral part of the Centre Stage Project and will support the participating businesses and administrations in their progress, particularly through the implementation of the different activities set in their Action Plans.


Ammon Applied University

Costa Rica


Dominican Republic

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