According to a press release by British human rights group "Liberty", a lesbian couple had booked accommodation at a Brighton hotel by telephone but when they arrived they were told by the manager that ‘no rooms were available’ and that the hotel only accepted ‘couples and families’. When they explained that they were in fact a couple, and had purposely booked a double room the manager alledgedly replied: “No two boys, no two girls. We don’t have any rooms”.
According to a new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)/UN Women report launched at the ITB tourism fair in Berlin, women make up an important percentage of the tourism workforce, but more work must be done to close the wealth and skills gap between men and women employed in tourism. Women are almost twice as likely to be employers in tourism as compared to others sectors.
The Austrian Constitutional Court (VfGH) held that terms and conditions in public transport with regard to granting discounts for elderly people must not refer to different ages for men and women. Such differentiation is discrimiatory and cannot be justified by the fact that the retirement ages of men and women are still different. A discount for women at an earlier age than for men can neither be justified as a kind of compensation for disadvantages women face throughout their working life. (VfGH Dec. 15, 2010, V 39/10, V 40/10).