Diversity and Inclusion


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
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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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When it comes to planning trips, Black consumers feel “shut out” of the travel market
When it comes to planning trips, Black consumers feel “shut out” of the travel market
By Jill Menze | June 22, 2020
For years, Black travelers have been voicing concern about the challenges they face planning and going on trips. Is the industry ready to listen? Read More
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Black Travel Alliance urges travel companies to address Black representation in the industry
By Linda Fox | June 17, 2020
The group of Black travel content creators is asking the travel industry to publicize metrics on Black representation. Read More
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How travel brands can capture - and welcome - the LGBTQ family market
How travel brands can capture - and welcome - the LGBTQ family market
By Jill Menze | June 17, 2020
Brands such as Booking.com are investing in training to make the travel industry more inclusive to LGBTQ family travelers. Read More
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Travel brands encouraged to speak out, take action on racial diversity
Travel brands encouraged to speak out, take action on racial diversity
By Jill Menze | June 15, 2020
Panelists at a BAME Women in Travel event say travel brands need to take stock of their internal and external efforts around diversity and inclusion. Read More
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A letter to the travel industry: The imperative of inclusion
A letter to the travel industry: The imperative of inclusion
By Lauren von Stackelberg - Expedia Group | June 9, 2020
The travel industry must face the realities of how we treat each other, how our policies, practices and systems benefit few and disadvantage many, how and why our biases show up and how we can use our... Read More
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