Diversity and Inclusion

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News / Online
Expedia, Wheel the World partner for more accessible travel
By Derek Catron | March 30, 2023
Expedia Group will serve as the exclusive partner to power the lodging supply maintained by Wheel the World, a platform for people with disabilities to book accessible travel.   Read More
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News / Online
IATA leads effort to boost representation of women in aviation
By Kathryn Walson | March 28, 2023
The trade association for the global aviation industry is spearheading a voluntary initiative, called 25by2025, with the aim of increasing the number of women in senior positions and under-represented... Read More
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News / Online
Misterb&b creates safe space for LGBTQ+ travelers and hosts
By Arvindh Yuvaraj - WebinTravel | March 13, 2023
Matthieu Jost, CEO and co-founder of Misterb&b, is all too familiar with how discrimination can spoil the travel experience.   Read More
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News / Online
Advocates push for bold steps to diversify hotel leadership
By Derek Catron | March 10, 2023
Wyndham, Marriott, Hyatt and others take steps, but advocates say more may be needed to improve diversity among hotel owners.   Read More
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Opinion / Technology
3 keys to supporting women in travel tech
By Gal Levy – Faye Travel Insurance | March 9, 2023
International Women's Day should reflect everyday behaviors that make working in travel, tech and travel tech more accessible.   Read More
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News / Startups
Women-led travel startups talk challenges, change, funding
By Linda Fox | March 8, 2023
The pandemic has not helped close the workplace gender gap, but there are gradual improvements. On International Women's Day, PhocusWire discusses some of the issues with three female travel startup... Read More
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News / Online
Travel tech leaves female solo travelers behind
By Ian Jarrett - WebInTravel | March 8, 2023
WayAway is calling for extra help from the travel tech industry to solve the challenges faced by female solo travelers.   Read More
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News / Startups
Expedia Group kicks off startup accelerator focused on underserved travelers
By Linda Fox | January 31, 2023
Startups selected for the accelerator, announced in September 2022, will spend the next five months joining virtual workshops led by Expedia Group employees as well as some external partners. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: SquadTrip’s all-in-one platform streamlines trip planning
By Kathryn Walson | January 25, 2023
SquadTrip provides an SaaS trip booking and marketing platform for group travel organizers and trip-bookers alike. Read More
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News / Technology
Sabre launches partnership with Girls Who Code
By Mitra Sorrells | November 21, 2022
Sabre's sponsorship will support after-school clubs and enable Sabre team members to participate in Girls Who Code events. Read More
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News / Online
How travel companies are advancing the diversity agenda
By Kathryn Walson | November 15, 2022
Diversity advocates share their observations on the state of DEI in the travel industry and where improvements can be made. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Are women in the workforce facing extinction?
By Traci Mercer - Sabre Corporation | November 8, 2022
Women’s jobs were twice as vulnerable to being cut than men’s during the pandemic. Read More
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News / Online
Destinations International creates DEI pilot powered by Tripadvisor
By Kathryn Walson | November 7, 2022
The “Tourism for All” program will be made available to all destinations beginning in early 2024. Read More
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News / Online
How can the travel experience be improved for disabled travelers?
By Rebecca Tobin - Travel Weekly | October 28, 2022
From mapping out the number of stairs on a guided tour to communicating information to disabled travelers - Travel Weekly's Folo podcast tackles what makes travel truly accessible. Read More
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News / Online
The “Great Breakup”: Why women are leaving corporate jobs
By Jill Menze | October 25, 2022
According to McKinsey’s Women in the Workplace 2022 study, women leaders are leaving their companies at the highest rate in years. Read More