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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to celebrate Diversity during the month of April and beyond. We value the authenticity of diverse communities as the woven fabric of society.
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 […]
One Year of Inspiring and Creating Change for the Tourism and Events Industry Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) launched in February 2021 and has spent the past year introducing its collective impact model and working to inspire authenticity and inclusive leadership throughout the tourism and events industry. TDM’s mission is to be a resource to foster […]
Choose Chicago, with Miles Partnership, Commissions Local Artist Janell Nelson of JNJ Creative to Design 2022 Visitors Guide Cover
Choose Chicago, in collaboration with tourism marketing agency Miles Partnership, is excited to announce that this year’s 2022 Chicago Visitors Guide will have a new look – its cover an original work of art, designed by a local artist of color. Chicago’s own Janell Nelson of JNJ Creative was selected after a search, which began […]
Destination DC Welcomes 14 DEI Fellowship Business Members and Two Apprentices with Tourism Diversity Matters
Expanded initiatives build on organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion locally and within the tourism and hospitality industry WASHINGTON, DC – Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, is proud to continue its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by supporting small minority-owned local businesses and working to further expose […]
Former Visit Baltimore Apprentice Tymarra Sherrill Shares Her Thoughts on the Significance of Supporting Women in Tourism
Most acknowledge Women’s History Month as a celebration of women’s accomplishments and contributions spanning the month of March. However, very little is known about its more detailed history and evolution. Women’s History Month started as International Women’s Day, with the first gathering held in 1911. The day was recognized and celebrated in the United States […]