National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals COVID-19 Protocols

According to the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals, in the first 10 months of the pandemic the travel industry lost more than $147 million with the United States taking the greatest revenue hit of any nation in the world. Correspondingly, meeting professionals felt COVID-19’s rippling effects in terms of jobs lost, roles expanded, salaries […]

2021 Latino Hotel Association Conference

The Latino Hotel Association Conference, Navigating Uncharted Waters: Exploring Hotel Ownership takes place October 13-14, 2021 at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio in San Antonio, TX. Register for this informative experience TODAY! And network with the hotel industry’s top developers and brands and learn about the state of the current market and explore hotel ownership!

Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to observe National Hispanic Heritage Month

Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was […]

2021 HACR Annual Symposium: The Power of Hispanic Inclusion

The HACR Annual Symposium brings together the nation’s most influential Hispanic leaders and Fortune 500 leaders committed to advancing Hispanic inclusion in the areas of Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance. Symposium provides the opportunity for all corporate employees to learn data-based, diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices from industry thought leaders and HACR’s propriety Corporate […]

Experience Columbus Launches Diversity Apprenticeship Program

To help overcome underrepresentation in the tourism industry, Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission are partnering with Tourism Diversity Matters, an industry resource for diversity expertise, to launch the Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP). The Diversity Apprenticeship Program will help close the significant racial equity gap in the Central Ohio hospitality community by providing hands-on experience and job […]

Meetings Today Named Michelle Mason, President & CEO, ASAE and Al Hutchinson, President & CEO, Visit Baltimore as 2021 Meeting Trendsetters Who Made a Difference

Meetings Today is shining a light on industry colleagues who have led the drive for diversity, equity and inclusion, and also highlighting those mentoring the next generation or who have made a pandemic pivot. Michelle Mason A longtime meetings industry and associations veteran has served in board roles in some of the top meetings and […]

Visit Baltimore & Tourism Economics Announce Data Analytics Fellowship

Visit Baltimore, the official destination sales and marketing organization for Baltimore, is pleased to announce a new Data Analytics Fellowship to offer emerging leaders from underrepresented communities and diverse ethnic backgrounds the opportunity to gain firsthand experience working in the destination marketing and travel economics industries.  The Data Analytics Fellowship is the organization’s latest initiative meant to expand career pathways in tourism to more diverse candidates. Thanks to a new sponsorship from Guinness […]

Airlines Launch Global Action Group to Improve Handling of Disability Mobility Aids

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of a global Mobility Aids Action Group to examine and improve the transport journey of mobility aids, including wheelchairs, with the objective of improving the handling of this vital equipment for travelers with disabilities. The Action Group will be the first of its kind aimed at […]

Dimensions of Diversity Webinar

Inclusion is key in enabling individuals to participate, contribute and thrive in the workplace, and in creating global, transformative businesses. Join Tourism Diversity Matters for @ccpedu’s Dimensions of Diversity event to learn how diversity, equity, and inclusion can be embraced, applied, and embedded in your work culture. Register at