Today’s Hotelier: A Culture of Creativity

By Tom Gresham

By managing diversity in hotel properties, experts see momentous opportunity to boost creativity and problem-solving

IN THE GRAND SCOPE OF HISTORY, THE HOTEL INDUSTRY HAS COME A LONG WAY ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION issues, but not nearly far enough, said Greg DeShields, Executive Director of Tourism Diversity Matters.

About Tourism Diversity Matters

Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501 C (6) founded as the collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and concepts that can address the blind spots of ethnic disparities and provide decision-makers in the tourism industry access, resources, and tactics to develop more effective Diversity & Inclusion strategies that will engage and retain a diverse workforce. At TDM, we focus on four primary pillars of activity to benefit the Tourism Industry: Apprenticeships, Workforce Development, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Research and Data. TDM’s goal is to sustain and expand our platform by affiliating with fellow industry partners and notable research institutions, creating solutions that can be implemented, contributing to organizational success. Follow TDM @TDM_Matters on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.