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 […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage

Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month during May and every day. We recognize and honor the significant influence the Asian Pacific American community has had on the history of the United States through their impactful achievements and cultural contributions.

Destinations International 2022 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Study on Destination Organizations

Washington, D.C., USA – Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), announced the release of their 2022 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Study on Destination Organizations which outlines the business case for diversity and offers data, insights, and opportunities for destination organizations. The study can be downloaded […]

Support Global Meetings Industry Day: Go BLUE

On April 7, 2022, Tourism Diversity Matters goes BLUE, joining organizations across the globe in support of the annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). GMID, led by the Meetings Mean Business industry advocacy coalition, spotlights the proven value that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows, and exhibitions bring to businesses and the recovering […]