Gender, flexibility and the ‘ideal tourism worker’

  title={Gender, flexibility and the ‘ideal tourism worker’},
  author={Carlos Costa and Fiona Eva Bakas and Z{\'e}lia Breda and Mar{\'i}lia Dur{\~a}o and In{\^e}s Carvalho and Sandra Caçador},
•Female-led businesses are more likely to recruit women, in management positions.•‘Availability-related flexibility’ is a significant tourism employee characteristic.•Tourism managers construct female workers’ lack of availability as a choice.•Social reproductive gender roles influence ‘ideal tourism worker’ discourse.•Tourism managers’ silences confirm masculinised ‘ideal tourism worker’ discourse.