The U.S. Travel Association will host a webinar on January 20, 2022, about the State of the Workforce: 2022 Challenges and Opportunities with Gallup’s Chief Scientist of Workplace Management & Wellbeing, Jim Harter. This webinar is part of the U.S. Travel Association’s Assessing Recovery Webinar Series and will explore the current workforce environment, what is driving the […]
Peggy Berg, founder and chair of the Castell Project, will receive the 2022 Hunter Conference Award for Excellence and Inspiration at the upcoming Hunter Hotel Investment Conference on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Peggy founded the Castell Project in 2017, launching with a mission “to see women in more than one […]
Temple University’s School of Sports, Tourism, and Hospitality (STHM) envisions inspiring and empowering people through transformational experiences. This strategic plan strengthens the University’s foundation and focus on student experiences by producing impactful research and fostering meaningful partnerships within the tourism industry.
Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a powerful, internationally known speaker, trainer, consultant, author, and publisher who walks her talk. Dr. Rossetti speaks to and consults with meeting professionals to help them create a welcoming inclusive environment to ensure that they exceed requirements mandated by the venue and the meeting organizer for inclusion and diversity. In her […]
Madison Butler, founder of HR and DEI consultancy Blue Haired Unicorn, wrote a LinkedIn post that became a directory of Black speakers, the Black Speakers Collection website. Madison posted a reminder on her LinkedIn page: “Do not wait until January 15th to try and book your speakers for Black History Month,” she wrote, “and do not […]
Visit Philadelphia’s New Initiative Invites Members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council to Explore Philly
Visit Philadelphia recently announced their new marketing effort to encourage the more than 2 million members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council® (NPHC), an umbrella organization composed of nine historically Black fraternities and sororities known as the Divine Nine, and African American travelers, to visit Philadelphia to experience the region’s history, culture, food, drink, and fun.
Black Travel Alliance, the newly formed group of Black travel content creators called for destination management organizations and travel brands to take their support beyond social media, by working toward a more meaningful representation of Black voices in the travel industry. The Points Guy (TPG) is thrilled to honor the organization with their Making a […]
Visit Alexandria announces a new ad campaign and digital content to welcome Black visitors to Alexandria, VA, a historic waterfront city located within eyesight of Washington, D.C. The campaign highlights Black business owners and leaders and features iconic and new travel experiences. In telling the story of a city with nationally significant Black history, the campaign acknowledges […]
Heartfelt connections are at the core of Kimpton’s ethos-and Telesa Via is a shining example of that ethos brought to life. Over nearly two decades, Telesa has built a successful career overseeing hospitality sales, marketing and public relations operations. But what makes her story truly impressive is the incredible amount that she’s given back during […]
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 Current Population Survey, about 80.9% of hospitality management positions are held by White workers, versus the 7% held by Black or African American workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) also reported that diversity in upper management has been declining year after year. In 2007, 29% of upper management […]