How CEOs Can Make DEI a Priority

Recently shared by McKinsey & Company,  Jan Shelly Brown, Diana Ellsworth, and Dana Maor mentioned that there is increasing evidence that when organizations are diverse, inclusive, and equitable, everyone benefits.  For instance, companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams were more likely than less-diverse peers to have above-average profitability, according to one study. Nevertheless, companies […]

The Importance of Belonging

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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 4th of July

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Tourism Diversity Matters joins in celebrating 247 years of independence for the United States. Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a significant day in the United States that celebrates the country’s freedom and independence. However, it’s important to acknowledge that not all communities in the US have experienced freedom and equality […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Pride Day


Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Pride Day! Pride Day is celebrated on June 28 every year, during Pride Month. June 28, 1969, marks the beginning of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of events between police and LGBTQ+ protesters that stretched over six days. One year later, on June 28, 1970, the first pride march was held […]

Tourism Diversity Matters is a Proud Partner of IGLTA

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As we continue to celebrate Pride Month, Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to highlight our partnership with the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA). IGLTA was founded in 1983 and is the world’s leading network of LGBTQ+ welcoming tourism businesses. They provide free travel resources and information while continuously working to promote equality and safety within LGBTQ+ […]

Tourism Diversity Matters Celebrates Pride Month

Pride Month×-614-px.mp4 Tourism Diversity Matters is proud to celebrate Pride Month. We have and will continue to support the LGBTQ+ community 365 days a year. To demonstrate our support, TDM will display the symbolic colors of the LGBTQ+ community throughout Pride Month on all of our platforms. While this is a time for us to celebrate […]

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 […]

Tourism Diversity Matters is Excited to Share Our Brand Refresh

TOURISM DIVERSITY MATTERS BRAND REFRESH Tourism Diversity Matters is excited to share a refresh to our brand! TDM is a brand that carries a powerful command presence in its name alone. The TDM brand is dedicated solely to all dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion, therefore serving as a guiding light in the tourism industry. TDM is on an […]