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 […]

Organizations Working Toward a More Diverse, Inclusive Travel Industry

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By Ann Savage with NC Tourism Extension Black History Month may be over but the work toward a more diverse, inclusive travel industry must continue. About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and concepts that can address […]

Guinness Open Gate Brewery Creates Paid Diversity Apprenticeship

By Stetson Miller, CBS Baltimore For people working in the craft beer and travel industry, 2020 was a time to reflect on whether or not they were doing enough to include everyone after a year of social unrest. About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative […]

ConferenceDirect Bolsters Industry-Wide DEI Push

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ConferenceDirect Meeting Mentor Online A new initiative designed to inspire authentic and inclusive leadership for the tourism and events industries has just launched — and ConferenceDirect is helping to take the lead.  About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion […]

Black Tourism Talent Directory launches

Travel Weekly

By Jamie Biesiada with Travel Weekly The first phase of the Black Tourism Talent Directory, the National Blacks in Travel And Tourism Collaborative’s (BTT) matchmaking platform for Black talent in travel and tourism, has launched. About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and […]

Greg DeShields Brings a Career Dedicated to DEI to Tourism Diversity Matters

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By Tyler Davidson with Meetings Today A career-long leader in bringing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) education—and change—to tourism and related industries, Greg DeShields is starting a new posting as executive director of Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM), which counts a who’s who in the MICE world and beyond as stakeholders.  About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded […]

Event and Tourism Industry Leaders Show Their Support For Social Change

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By Lisa Plummer Savas with TSNN An army of events industry leaders is taking a stand to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and concepts that can address the blind spots of ethnic […]

‘Tourism Diversity Matters’ Brings Industry Together for Equity

By JT Long with Smart Meetings The devastation suffered by the hospitality industry over the last year was nothing short of tragic, but it could also be a reset, a chance to build back stronger and better. Between the pandemic shutdown of events and hotels and increased focus on diversity in the wake of Black Lives Matter […]