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 […]

HEED Award celebrates Temple University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

By Stephen Orbanek. Temple was the only school in Philadelphia and one of just seven colleges or universities in the state of Pennsylvania to earn the distinction. The only national award of its kind, recognition comes from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The University was recently named […]

The Unintended Consequences of Becoming an Accessible Destination

By Jake Steinman, Founder & CEO, TravelAbility Summit Jake Steinman, shared he has learned a great deal from the DMOs that have embraced accessibility to become more inclusive and welcoming to everyone. It inspired TravelAbility’s Summit tagline: “All Means All” and resulted in many unintended consequences that have surprised destination leaders.  The DMOs who are […]

How the Tourism Industry Can Accommodate More Individuals with Impairments

By Reese Jones After two years, the tourism industry is finally making a significant recovery. In January, Spectrum News 1 reported increasing demand for both international and domestic travel. Travel expert Jeanenne Tornatore added that people are spending more on longer trips to make up for lost time. With many globally participating in this travel boom, it […]

Au Pair in America Wins Global Youth Travel New Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Award

Congratulations to the Global Youth Travel Award winner, Au Pair in America, for launching their New Diversity and Inclusion Initiative in 2021. Au Pair in America launched a 21-Day DEI Learning Journey Series that brought together team members globally to learn and discuss opportunities centered around equity and inclusion. Many congratulations to the other nominees […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates The Lunar New Year

Feb. 1 marks the first day of the 2022 Lunar New Year. The celebration lasts 15 days in China, with the Spring Lantern Festival on the final day. While this is the biggest holiday celebrated in some East Asian countries, each recognizes the occasion differently.