This chapter addresses gender differences in tourism and tourismrelated employment in Mexico and the Philippines, with particular reference to women’s work in international travel destinations. Core issues include the nature, conditions and earning capacities of key ‘feminized’ occupations, the reasons for gender segregation in tourism economies, and the implications of women’s income-generating activity for household structure and survival among the poor. The chapter is also interested in exploring the often contradictory outcomes for women of work in international tourism resorts and the effects upon their status within the home and in wider society.