April is Diversity Month, a month-long initiative to recognize and celebrate all cultures and populations

Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM), founded as the collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and concepts that can address the blind spots of ethnic disparities, is excited to share the impactful DEI work of our Board members. We look forward to sharing these stories and more as our work to educate, advocate, engage, and empower the tourism and events industry continues.


April 1: The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau – PHL Diversity

April 2: Destinations International – EDI Initiative

April 5: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants– Black Lives Matter Act to Action

April 6: Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management – Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

April 7: Marriott International – Arne Sorenson Hospitality Fund

April 8: Society for Diversity – Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC)

April 9: Latino Hotel Association (LHA) – Young Professionals Advisory Council

April 12: Visit Baltimore – Diversity Apprenticeship Program

April 13: U.S. Travel – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Webinars

April 14: ConferenceDirect – Diversity & Inclusion Committee

April 15: IMEX Group – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Squad

April 16: Carnival Cruise Line – All Aboard For A Better Future

April 19: Freeman – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action (IDEA) Initiative

April 20: Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) – Leadership Pipeline Program

April 21: Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) – ASCENT Initiative

April 22: Events Industry Council (EIC) – Equity Task Force

April 23: Meeting Professionals International (MPI) – Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee

April 26: ASM Global – Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

April 27: International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) – Women’s Leadership Forum

April 28: IACC – Better Tomorrow Social Responsibility Program

April 29: San Diego State University – Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

April 30:

Destination DC – DEI District

Millennial Ventures – Calling All Allies Project

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 disparities and provide decision-makers in the tourism industry access, resources, and tactics to develop more effective Diversity & Inclusion strategies that will engage and retain a diverse workforce. At TDM, we focus on four primary pillars of activity to benefit the Tourism Industry: Apprenticeships, Workforce Development, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Research and Data. TDM’s goal is to sustain and expand our platform by affiliating with fellow industry partners and notable research institutions, creating solutions that can be implemented, contributing to organizational success. Follow TDM @TDM_Matters on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.