Diversity and Inclusion

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VIDEO: Tracking the journey for women founders in travel
By PhocusWire | July 19, 2021
Three women who have created travel companies discuss their personal experiences and the role of gender in the industry at large. Read More
Taking mentorship in travel back to the basics
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Taking mentorship in travel back to the basics
By Monya Mandich - Expedia Group Media Solutions | July 15, 2021
With travel and office culture returning, the industry faces new changes and challenges. Read More
More women, ethnic diversity needed in travel industry for lasting change
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More women, ethnic diversity needed in travel industry for lasting change
By Jill Menze | July 9, 2021
According to a new report from Women in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure, hospitality, travel and leisure companies have made progress around diversity and inclusion efforts over the past year, though... Read More
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Younger travelers more likely to choose accommodation with inclusive policies
By Linda Fox | June 30, 2021
Social injustices of last year put a spotlight on equity and inclusion, and the ongoing discourse changed people’s ideas, behaviors and expectations when it comes to travel. Read More
Overturning orthodoxies: How hotel CEOs can accelerate diversity
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Overturning orthodoxies: How hotel CEOs can accelerate diversity
By Alexander Mirza - Mogul | June 24, 2021
Hotel CEOs must identify the toxic orthodoxies in hospitality and be challenged to accelerate diversity. Read More
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Orbitz enables LGBTQ-friendly accommodation search
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | June 18, 2021
The Orbitz functionality serves up properties signed up to the company's Inclusivity Pledge. Read More
Travel with pride - 5 steps to supporting LGBTQ+ business travelers
Opinion / Technology
Travel with pride - 5 steps to supporting LGBTQ+ business travelers
By Suzanne Sangiovese - Riskline | June 17, 2021
LGBTQ+ travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad - many countries do not legally recognise same-sex marriage and more than 70 countries consider consensual LGBTQ+ relationships a crime. Read More
Sounding Off: Who is leading the leaders in recovery?
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Sounding Off: Who is leading the leaders in recovery?
By PhocusWire | June 4, 2021
Brands compete and the recovery will renew the intense rivalries that exist across the sector, but the wellbeing of the sector and its people can be achieved with cooperation and sharing of knowledge in... Read More
Black hospitality employees disproportionately lost jobs during COVID, remain under-represented in leadership
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Black hospitality employees disproportionately lost jobs during COVID, remain under-represented in leadership
By Jill Menze | May 19, 2021
According to a study from the Castell Project, Black employees lost share of hospitality industry employment and remained under-represented in leadership over the past year. Read More
Female leadership in travel remains lacking
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Female leadership in travel remains lacking
By Jill Menze | April 30, 2021
Despite the heightened awareness around women in leadership and diversity in the travel industry over the past year, “the needle barely moved,” a report from the Castell Project reveals. Read More
How I Got Here, episode 62 - Joah Spearman of Localeur
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How I Got Here, episode 62 - Joah Spearman of Localeur
By PhocusWire | April 29, 2021
A common thread in Joah Searman's origin story and that of experience recommendation platform Localeur is one of countering adversity, as he explains to David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May. Read More
"Marketing of Care" and the future of tourism
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"Marketing of Care" and the future of tourism
By Michael Becker and Adam Hanft | April 5, 2021
In a post-pandemic world, Marketing of Care can help travel marketers promote destinations through a holistic approach that relies on hyper-local data as well as rational and emotional factors. Read More
Future-Proofing Travel: Stephanie Jones of National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collaborative
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Future-Proofing Travel: Stephanie Jones of National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collaborative
By PhocusWire | April 2, 2021
Our guest for this episode of Future-Proofing Travel is Stephanie Jones, founder and CEO of the National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collective. Read More
Q&A: Why this startup founder designed a home-share platform with women's safety in mind
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Q&A: Why this startup founder designed a home-share platform with women's safety in mind
By Jill Menze | March 12, 2021
Following a harassment episode at an Airbnb, startup founder Yaa Priscilla Birago created Femmebnb, a female-only short-term rental platform. Read More
Spend more, stay longer: The consumer trends driving travel in 2021
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Spend more, stay longer: The consumer trends driving travel in 2021
By Jill Menze | March 9, 2021
According to the American Express Travel: Global Travel Trends Report, consumers are approaching travel in 2021 with a new mindset. Read More