Diversity and Inclusion


VIDEO: Pluto on its pledge for antiracism, diversity and inclusion
VIDEO: Pluto on its pledge for antiracism, diversity and inclusion
By PhocusWire | September 14, 2020
 So how do you arrive at a pledge for antiracism, diversity and inclusion in the travel industry? Pluto CEO Alex Rainey explains his travel startup’s strategy during an interview recorded at... Read More
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Sounding Off: Stop burying your head in the sand over diversity in travel
By PhocusWire | September 4, 2020
Action around diversity is the important thing because it’s a step forward. It’s a drawing of a line in the sand (rather than burying your head in it) for what has gone before and a commitment to... Read More
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How diversity in travel can move from ideas on paper to leadership action
By Linda Fox | September 3, 2020
During the Diversity in Leadership panel at Phocuswright Europe, diversity and inclusion experts advised companies on how to create a balanced workforce. Read More
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How the pandemic can accelerate gender balance in the digital workforce
By Christel Cao-Delebarre - CWT | August 28, 2020
Now that we know technology and data can play a critical role in saving lives, we should also prepare for a post-COVID-19 world in which women play a bigger role in digital advancement. Read More
Opinion | Online
Orbitz launches microsite geared toward LGBTQ travelers
Orbitz launches microsite geared toward LGBTQ travelers
By Jill Menze | August 25, 2020
The brand's new Pride microsite lists LGBTQ-welcoming hotels that meet specific inclusivity standards. Read More
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This travel startup is pledging antiracism, diversity and inclusion – and wants founders to do the same
This travel startup is pledging antiracism, diversity and inclusion – and wants founders to do the same
By Jill Menze | August 19, 2020
London-based travel tech startup Pluto has outlined an extensive 10-point plan to become an antiracist, diverse and inclusive business and is calling for fellow startups to follow suit. Read More
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Why hotel marketing strategies should include LGBTQIA travelers
Why hotel marketing strategies should include LGBTQIA travelers
By Expedia Group | August 18, 2020
As destinations reopen, industry experts expect to see the LGBTQIA community be among the first to hit the road. Here’s how to market to this key demographic. Read More
Opinion | Online
Paving the path to equality: 5 tips for building diverse boards that drive growth
Paving the path to equality: 5 tips for building diverse boards that drive growth
By Cady Wolf - Sojern | July 30, 2020
By taking strategic steps, women can increase their presence on the boards of travel companies. Read More
Opinion | Online
Uber commits to being “anti-racist” company, pledges change in leadership and $10M for Black-owned businesses
Uber commits to being “anti-racist” company, pledges change in leadership and $10M for Black-owned businesses
By Jill Menze | July 20, 2020
“Black representation and opportunity at Uber is not where we want it to be, especially on our technical teams and in leadership,” says Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Read More
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Beyond “vanity metrics”: Why travel marketers need to diversify influencer campaigns
By Jill Menze | July 16, 2020
Diversity in travel influencer marketing has been a problem since the beginning. Here's how brands can fix it. Read More
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Black voices in travel, part 2: The work to be done in marketing
Black voices in travel, part 2: The work to be done in marketing
By Travel Weekly | July 15, 2020
The second part of Travel Weekly's discussion on how the industry can do more to welcome and include Black travelers, advisors, professionals and executives. Read More
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Hospitality and travel companies sign workplace diversity pledge
By Linda Fox | July 7, 2020
Fifteen travel and hospitality companies have signed up so far, including Bourne Leisure, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group. Read More
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Black voices in travel - why it's uncomfortable, but important, for professionals to speak out
Black voices in travel - why it's uncomfortable, but important, for professionals to speak out
By Travel Weekly | July 7, 2020
From our sister brand Travel Weekly's podcast, the Folo: A tough and powerful discussion with two contributors about their experiences in the industry and the need for more Black representation in... Read More
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Huge ground for hospitality industry to make up in Black representation
By Linda Fox | June 30, 2020
Almost one in five people (19%) working in the hospitality industry are Black, but a review of 630 hotel companies reveals that 84% do not include any executives from the Black community. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 15 - Racial diversity should be the challenge we accept and win
InPhocus, episode 15 - Racial diversity should be the challenge we accept and win
By PhocusWire | June 26, 2020
We speak to Jamie-Lee Abtar, executive director of U.K.-based BAME Women In Travel, to learn more about the organization and what new steps brands should be considering. Read More
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