Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates National Apprentice Week

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates National Apprentice Week.  NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for rebuilding our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. Visit the link below to learn more.  Learn More

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is excited to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. An entire month to recognize, celebrate and acknowledge the contributions and diverse culture of Native People. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush along with Congress, signed a joint resolution into law, “which designated November, as the first National American Indian Heritage Month”. […]

Events Industry Council (EIC) Releases 2022 Equity Benchmarking Study

Tourism Diversity Matters was honored to support and participate as a member of the Events Industry Council (EIC)’s Equity Task Force to create a framework for action, amplify the task force work, and serve as a catalyst for turning vision and intentions into action. The EIC, in partnership with its global EIC Equity Task Force, […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Filipino American History Month

Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to celebrate Filipino American History Month. This year the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) announced the theme for Filipino American History Month: “Celebrating Our History and Legacies:” 50 Years of Filipino American Studies 40 Years of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) 30 years of Filipino American History […]

Tourism Diversity Matters’ Executive Director Speaking about the 5 Keys to Diversity

Tourism Diversity Matters’ Executive Director, Greg DeShields, speaks with Arival on the business sense of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and how tour and experience operators can take steps to improve DEI… and their bottom line. It is not only practical, it is what our Executive director calls “a business imperative.”  “You have to approach all […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a month-long exploration of the Latino experience in the United States. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15…celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and […]

Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is partnering with the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) to support the GBCVB’s inaugural Apprenticeship Program

Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is partnering with The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) to support the GBCVB’s inaugural apprenticeship program. The collaboration is designed to support workforce development and economic enhancements within the tourism and hospitality industry. TDM’s Apprenticeship Program is a 600-hour paid rotational opportunity for diverse professionals interested in tourism and hospitality […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Partners with Independence Business Alliance (IBA) and TransWork for Apprentice Program

An Apprenticeship Leading to Full Time Employment in the Hospitality Industry The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) and TransWork are partnering with Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) to support the organization’s national apprenticeship program. The collaboration is designed to support workforce development and economic empowerment within the trans community.TDM’s Apprenticeship Program is a 600-hour paid rotational opportunity for diverse professionals […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month; it marks the 1990 enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark U.S. rights law that extended civil rights protections to persons with disabilities and assured that all Americans would benefit from their talents. Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to acknowledge and celebrate the Able Disabled community in July […]

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 […]