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.
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 […]
Choose Chicago understands that while tourism and hospitality play a pivotal role in the city’s workforce development and economic vitality, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) talent and leadership is underrepresented in the tourism and hospitality industries. To that end, Choose Chicago is proud to collaborate with United Airlines on an all-new Equity, Diversity […]
The U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Diversity Matters announce a new strategic partnership that will strengthen the association’s focus and support of the industry on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and provide greater access to Tourism Diversity Matters’ subject matter expertise, research, and resources. Tourism Diversity Matters was founded in 2021 to address blind […]