The Importance of Belonging

the collective experience smart leaders

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 National Travel and Tourism Week

National Travel and Tourism Week

Join us in celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week and help highlight our industry’s undeniable impact! Make your voice heard for what the travel industry needs. The travel industry fuels every industry. From manufacturing and agriculture to defense and healthcare, industries across America rely on travel to drive growth, innovation, education, training, and operations forward America’s […]

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 […]

Global Meetings Industry Day

Global Meetings Industry Day US TRAVEL

Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to join organizations across the globe in support of the annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). Today, the industry celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)—an international day of advocacy showcasing the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences, and conventions bring to people, businesses, and communities. […]

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 Filipino American History Month

Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to celebrate Filipino American History Month. This year the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) announced the theme for Filipino American History Month: “Celebrating Our History and Legacies:” 50 Years of Filipino American Studies 40 Years of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) 30 years of Filipino American History […]

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 […]