Tourism Diversity Matters Unites Leaders Across Sectors at The Collective Experience

Nationally Recognized DEI Advocate Jonathan D. Lovitz and Best-Selling Author and Philanthropist Steve Pemberton Named as Keynotes for the 2023 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference ST. PAUL, MN, Sept 7, 2023—Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) today announced its full conference agenda and speakers for The Collective Experience: 2023 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference in Philadelphia from […]

How CEOs Can Make DEI a Priority

Recently shared by McKinsey & Company,  Jan Shelly Brown, Diana Ellsworth, and Dana Maor mentioned that there is increasing evidence that when organizations are diverse, inclusive, and equitable, everyone benefits.  For instance, companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams were more likely than less-diverse peers to have above-average profitability, according to one study. Nevertheless, companies […]

The Importance of Belonging

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Our Executive Director, Greg DeShields, recently shared with Smart Meetings about The Collective Experience and the Importance of Belonging. The Collective Experience: 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference, driven by the thought leadership of Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM), is dedicated to exchanging insights and concepts about best practices for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). TDM is […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Pride Day


Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Pride Day! Pride Day is celebrated on June 28 every year, during Pride Month. June 28, 1969, marks the beginning of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of events between police and LGBTQ+ protesters that stretched over six days. One year later, on June 28, 1970, the first pride march was held […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Opens Registration for 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference in Philadelphia

Tourism Diversity Matters Opens Registration for 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference in Philadelphia

  Interactive Cross-Cultural Forum to Provide Innovative Strategies for Influencing Corporate Social Responsibility and Eliminating Advancement Barriers ST. PAUL, MN, April 25, 2023 —Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) today announced that registration is now open for its flagship Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) conference on October 23-24, 2023, in Philadelphia. The 2023 DEI conference, The Collective […]

Tourism Diversity Matters is Excited to Share Our Brand Refresh

TOURISM DIVERSITY MATTERS BRAND REFRESH Tourism Diversity Matters is excited to share a refresh to our brand! TDM is a brand that carries a powerful command presence in its name alone. The TDM brand is dedicated solely to all dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion, therefore serving as a guiding light in the tourism industry. TDM is on an […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Diversity Month

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Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to celebrate Diversity Month!  April is Diversity Month to recognize and celebrate the beauty of our unique cultures, backgrounds, and traditions. It is a time to recognize and understand our differences, be it gender, race, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, and other factors while honoring the common essence of humanity. 

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Black History Month

The Next Generation of Black Tourism and Hospitality Leaders By: Greg DeShields Executive Director Tourism Diversity Matters Let us be clear; Black History is every day carrying the impact of history and the promise of the future. However, February marks Black History Month, a time for African Americans to acknowledge critical figures from our past […]

Tourism Diversity Matters celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to join in celebrating, commemorating, and honoring the life, legacy, and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center, and community institution for over […]