Women’s journeys through entrepreneurship in the tourism industry.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No WomENT DLV-792738.

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A comparative study between Spain and United Kingdom

VARIABLES SPAIN UK
Ranking as tourist destination Received 75.3 million tourists (3rd) 37.4 million tourists (8th)
Type of destination Sun & Sea destination Internal & business tourism
Type of entrepreneurship34 Necessity-driven Opportunity-driven
Perceived opportunities for entrepreneurship 17 25.6% 42.3%
Entrepreneurial intentions17 5.1% 9.1%
Total Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA)17 5.2% 8.8%
Female/Male Entrepreneurship Ratio17 0.81 0.47
Ranking Global Gender Report 2016 (144 countries) 35 29th position (0.738 over 1) 20th (0.752 over 1)
European Gender Equality Index 2015 (EU avg = 52.9%)36 53.6% 58%
Specific policies support women’s entrepreneurship tourism EMPRENDETUR (supports tourism entrepreneurship; no gender perspective) INNOVATE UK (no tourism or gender perspective)