A Conversation with Gregg Caren and Mike Gamble: PHL Diversity Podcast

PHL Diversity is excited to present a conversation with Gregg Caren, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) and Mike Gamble, President and CEO of SearchWide Global and Founder and President of Tourism Diversity Matters.   Mike co-founded SearchWide Global, one of the hospitality industry’s leading executive search firms. He is […]

WEBINAR: Diversity Month Roundtable April 30th at 1 PM EST

April is Diversity Month! Throughout the month-long celebration, Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) has featured the impactful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) undertakings by our prominent Board of Directors and their organizations. Concluding an enlightening month, TDM will present a stimulating discussion about the state ‎of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with our Board members, and tackle […]

Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management – Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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April is Diversity Month, a month-long initiative to recognize and celebrate all cultures and populations. Learn more here. Through Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management 2025 Strategic Plan: Lead, Impact and Transform, STHM has launched a new Office of Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion (ODEI).   STHM ODEI will develop school-wide initiatives and programs […]

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau – PHL Diversity

PHL Diversity

April is Diversity Month, a month-long initiative to recognize and celebrate all cultures and populations. Learn more here. Philadelphia is an inclusive destination for diverse events, meetings and visitors. More than 30 years ago, the PHLCVB became one of the first CVBs in the country to establish a division to promote the destination as a […]

‘Never Accept a Ceiling That Someone Else Might Create for You’

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By Jennifer N. Dienst via PCMA After 30 years in the travel and meetings industry, Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC and a PCMA Groundbreaker, is carving a path for a new generation of leaders to follow. About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the […]

Student Apprentice Program Opportunity

By Deedra Mills vis PCMA A New Collective Impact Approach Offers Inclusive Entry-Level Opportunitiesfor the Meetings and Events Industry Our industry is committed to providing more job opportunities for all individuals. For those interested in pursuing a career in event planning or tradeshow management, an apprenticeship program may be your best first stop to gain […]

Travel Industry Leaders Launch New Tourism Diversity Matters Organization

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By Lacey Pfalz with Travel Pulse Leaders within the tourism industry have come together to launch Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM), an organization that will work with other industry organizations to foster diversity, equity and inclusion practices. About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of […]

As Black History Month Draws to a Close, Change is (Finally) Afoot in the Travel Industry

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BK on the Scene As Black History Month draws to a close, I hope you’ll continue to recognize, honor, and celebrate the vast contributions African Americans have made—and continue to make—to our country.  About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and […]