Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Juneteenth

Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth. On June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln declared all enslaved persons free, troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and free enslaved African Americans in Texas. Slave owners had immorally and illegally deprived these African Americans of their […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage

Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month during May and every day. We recognize and honor the significant influence the Asian Pacific American community has had on the history of the United States through their impactful achievements and cultural contributions.

Destinations International 2022 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Study on Destination Organizations

Washington, D.C., USA – Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), announced the release of their 2022 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Study on Destination Organizations which outlines the business case for diversity and offers data, insights, and opportunities for destination organizations. The study can be downloaded […]

Support Global Meetings Industry Day: Go BLUE

On April 7, 2022, Tourism Diversity Matters goes BLUE, joining organizations across the globe in support of the annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). GMID, led by the Meetings Mean Business industry advocacy coalition, spotlights the proven value that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows, and exhibitions bring to businesses and the recovering […]

How the Tourism Industry Can Accommodate More Individuals with Impairments

By Reese Jones After two years, the tourism industry is finally making a significant recovery. In January, Spectrum News 1 reported increasing demand for both international and domestic travel. Travel expert Jeanenne Tornatore added that people are spending more on longer trips to make up for lost time. With many globally participating in this travel boom, it […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates First Anniversary and Welcomes New Board Members

One Year of Inspiring and Creating Change for the Tourism and Events Industry Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) launched in February 2021 and has spent the past year introducing its collective impact model and working to inspire authenticity and inclusive leadership throughout the tourism and events industry. TDM’s mission is to be a resource to foster […]

Destination DC Welcomes 14 DEI Fellowship Business Members and Two Apprentices with Tourism Diversity Matters

Expanded initiatives build on organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion locally and within the tourism and hospitality industry WASHINGTON, DC – Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, is proud to continue its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by supporting small minority-owned local businesses and working to further expose […]