WEBINAR: Diversity Month Roundtable April 30th at 1 PM EST

April is Diversity Month! Throughout the month-long celebration, Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) has featured the impactful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) undertakings by our prominent Board of Directors and their organizations. Concluding an enlightening month, TDM will present a stimulating discussion about the state ‎of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with our Board members, and tackle […]

‘Never Accept a Ceiling That Someone Else Might Create for You’

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By Jennifer N. Dienst via PCMA After 30 years in the travel and meetings industry, Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC and a PCMA Groundbreaker, is carving a path for a new generation of leaders to follow. About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the […]

Student Apprentice Program Opportunity

By Deedra Mills vis PCMA A New Collective Impact Approach Offers Inclusive Entry-Level Opportunitiesfor the Meetings and Events Industry Our industry is committed to providing more job opportunities for all individuals. For those interested in pursuing a career in event planning or tradeshow management, an apprenticeship program may be your best first stop to gain […]

Travel Industry Leaders Launch New Tourism Diversity Matters Organization

travel pulse

By Lacey Pfalz with Travel Pulse Leaders within the tourism industry have come together to launch Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM), an organization that will work with other industry organizations to foster diversity, equity and inclusion practices. About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of […]

As Black History Month Draws to a Close, Change is (Finally) Afoot in the Travel Industry

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BK on the Scene As Black History Month draws to a close, I hope you’ll continue to recognize, honor, and celebrate the vast contributions African Americans have made—and continue to make—to our country.  About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and […]

Organizations Working Toward a More Diverse, Inclusive Travel Industry

NC Tourism Extension

By Ann Savage with NC Tourism Extension Black History Month may be over but the work toward a more diverse, inclusive travel industry must continue. 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 […]

Guinness Open Gate Brewery Creates Paid Diversity Apprenticeship

By Stetson Miller, CBS Baltimore For people working in the craft beer and travel industry, 2020 was a time to reflect on whether or not they were doing enough to include everyone after a year of social unrest. About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative […]

ConferenceDirect Bolsters Industry-Wide DEI Push

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ConferenceDirect Meeting Mentor Online A new initiative designed to inspire authentic and inclusive leadership for the tourism and events industries has just launched — and ConferenceDirect is helping to take the lead.  About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion […]

Black Tourism Talent Directory launches

Travel Weekly

By Jamie Biesiada with Travel Weekly The first phase of the Black Tourism Talent Directory, the National Blacks in Travel And Tourism Collaborative’s (BTT) matchmaking platform for Black talent in travel and tourism, has launched. About Tourism Diversity Matters Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and […]