Destinations International – EDI Initiative

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

Destinations International recognizes the importance of cultivating a tourism industry that represents a wide variety of individuals at all levels, celebrating the broad range of human differences among us, while embracing the commonalities we share.

The association is committed to transforming destination communities through thought leadership, best practices and tools based on equity, diversity and inclusion principles through an anti-racist lens that empowers our members, so their destinations are true reflections of their communities. With the support of the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, we collectively engage in strategic planning and programmatic initiatives and opportunities to enable structural social change for the benefit of our members’ communities focused on 5 core areas: CEO Engagement, Industry Partnerships, University Partnerships, Research and Workforce Development.

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.