Discover How to Host Inclusive Meetings and Events by Accommodating People with Disabilities

Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a powerful, internationally known speaker, trainer, consultant, author, and publisher who walks her talk. Dr. Rossetti speaks to and consults with meeting professionals to help them create a welcoming inclusive environment to ensure that they exceed requirements mandated by the venue and the meeting organizer for inclusion and diversity. In her […]

Visit Philadelphia’s New Initiative Invites Members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council to Explore Philly

Visit Philadelphia recently announced their new marketing effort to encourage the more than 2 million members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council® (NPHC), an umbrella organization composed of nine historically Black fraternities and sororities known as the Divine Nine, and African American travelers, to visit Philadelphia to experience the region’s history, culture, food, drink, and fun.

Black Travel Alliance Awarded with TPG Award for Efforts to Diversify the Tourism Industry

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Black Travel Alliance, the newly formed group of Black travel content creators called for destination management organizations and travel brands to take their support beyond social media, by working toward a more meaningful representation of Black voices in the travel industry. The Points Guy (TPG) is thrilled to honor the organization with their Making a […]

Visit Alexandria Launches New Black Travel Campaign

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Visit Alexandria announces a new ad campaign and digital content to welcome Black visitors to Alexandria, VA, a historic waterfront city located within eyesight of Washington, D.C. The campaign highlights Black business owners and leaders and features iconic and new travel experiences. In telling the story of a city with nationally significant Black history, the campaign acknowledges […]

Hidden Figures: Telesa Via, Vice President of Sales, Kimpton Hotels

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Heartfelt connections are at the core of Kimpton’s ethos-and Telesa Via is a shining example of that ethos brought to life. Over nearly two decades, Telesa has built a successful career overseeing hospitality sales, marketing and public relations operations. But what makes her story truly impressive is the incredible amount that she’s given back during […]

Diversity And Hospitality Upper Management

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 Current Population Survey, about 80.9% of hospitality management positions are held by White workers, versus the 7% held by Black or African American workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) also reported that diversity in upper management has been declining year after year. In 2007, 29% of upper management […]