Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Black History Month

The Next Generation of Black Tourism and Hospitality Leaders By: Greg DeShields Executive Director Tourism Diversity Matters Let us be clear; Black History is every day carrying the impact of history and the promise of the future. However, February marks Black History Month, a time for African Americans to acknowledge critical figures from our past […]

Diversity and inclusion: 7 best practices for changing your culture

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Image by: Thinkstock Diversity and inclusion (D&I) have become necessary missions for most businesses. Research has long shown that diverse teams are more productive and more engaged, and the companies that create them are more profitable. And the murder of George Floyd — and the social unrest that followed — made it clear that taking a […]

Tourism Diversity Matters celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to join in celebrating, commemorating, and honoring the life, legacy, and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center, and community institution for over […]

HEED Award celebrates Temple University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

By Stephen Orbanek. Temple was the only school in Philadelphia and one of just seven colleges or universities in the state of Pennsylvania to earn the distinction. The only national award of its kind, recognition comes from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The University was recently named […]

The Unintended Consequences of Becoming an Accessible Destination

By Jake Steinman, Founder & CEO, TravelAbility Summit Jake Steinman, shared he has learned a great deal from the DMOs that have embraced accessibility to become more inclusive and welcoming to everyone. It inspired TravelAbility’s Summit tagline: “All Means All” and resulted in many unintended consequences that have surprised destination leaders.  The DMOs who are […]

6 DEI Questions to Include in Your Next RFP Process

Image by Olya Kobruseva Aaron Wolowiec, Founder & President of Event Garde, attended ConferenceDirect’s inagural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference (D22). One of the roundtables focused on incorporating diversity and social issues into site selection.  Aaron was particularly struck by TDM’s Executive Director Greg DeShields’s recommendation to include questions focused on better understanding the venue’s […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates National Apprentice Week

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates National Apprentice Week.  NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for rebuilding our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. Visit the link below to learn more.  Learn More

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is excited to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. An entire month to recognize, celebrate and acknowledge the contributions and diverse culture of Native People. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush along with Congress, signed a joint resolution into law, “which designated November, as the first National American Indian Heritage Month”. […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Filipino American History Month

Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to celebrate Filipino American History Month. This year the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) announced the theme for Filipino American History Month: “Celebrating Our History and Legacies:” 50 Years of Filipino American Studies 40 Years of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) 30 years of Filipino American History […]