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 protests, many organizations stepped up their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts.
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.