Diversity and Inclusion


Female leadership in travel remains lacking
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
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 62 - Joah Spearman of Localeur
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
Interview | Online
"Marketing of Care" and the future of tourism
"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
Opinion | Online
Future-Proofing Travel: Stephanie Jones of National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collaborative
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
News | Online
Q&A: Why this startup founder designed a home-share platform with women's safety in mind
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
News | Online
Spend more, stay longer: The consumer trends driving travel in 2021
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
News | Online
Why is it taking so long for travel tech to get women to the top?
Why is it taking so long for travel tech to get women to the top?
By Lisa Barker - IBS Software | March 8, 2021
We all know there is an issue, but as there is a general lack of appetite to engage in the debate - a trend that cannot continue. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Consulting agency Compass Collective aims to guide travel brands toward positive change
Consulting agency Compass Collective aims to guide travel brands toward positive change
By Jill Menze | February 26, 2021
Founded by luxury travel advisor Courtnie Nichols, the Compass Collective aims to help travel brands serve a diverse group of travelers through marketing efforts and staff training. Read More
News | Online
Travel brands need to recognize Black travelers all year long - not just during Black History Month
Travel brands need to recognize Black travelers all year long - not just during Black History Month
By Greg DeShields - Tourism Diversity Matters | February 23, 2021
To authentically connect and build trust, travel brands must continually identify and engage with genuine opportunities to connect with the Black community. Read More
Opinion | Online
Why Expedia Group used a hackathon to spotlight diversity and inclusion
Why Expedia Group used a hackathon to spotlight diversity and inclusion
By Jill Menze | February 19, 2021
Expedia Group employees used data and logic to drive proactive and practical action around diversity and inclusion. Read More
News | Technology
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Room for improvement - diversity in the hospitality boardroom
By Linda Fox | February 19, 2021
A new report says about a third of publicly listed hospitality companies have just one or no women in board of director positions. Read More
News | Distribution
New initiatives launch to promote diverse leadership in travel
New initiatives launch to promote diverse leadership in travel
By Jill Menze | February 2, 2021
Two new programs, Tourism Diversity Matters and WiHTL's Ethnic Minority Future Leaders in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure, are designed to help build and retain diverse leadership teams in travel. Read More
News | Online
Black U.S. travelers make decisions based on safety, representation
Black U.S. travelers make decisions based on safety, representation
By Jill Menze | January 18, 2021
According to MMGY Global, Black U.S. travelers are more influenced by safety concerns and marketing representation than their European counterparts. Read More
News | Online
Sounding Off: Venture capital providers are not demonstrating diversity with investments
Sounding Off: Venture capital providers are not demonstrating diversity with investments
By PhocusWire | January 15, 2021
Perhaps a question at the top of a founder's list, when under the spotlight during a pitch, is what is the VC's history and strategy on investing in startups with Black founders. Read More
Interview | Online
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Silos must be broken down to bring diversity to the hospitality workplace
By Linda Fox | January 12, 2021
Tracy Prigmore wants more of a mixture of women of all races working together in hospitality so that everyone is elevated. Read More
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