Diversity and Inclusion


Future-Proofing Travel: Stephanie Jones of National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collective
Future-Proofing Travel: Stephanie Jones of National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collective
By PhocusWire | March 4, 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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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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VIDEO: Why the digital travel sector fails for diversity and inclusion
By Linda Fox | December 30, 2020
Martinique Lewis, a diversity in travel consultant, says travel companies need to look across everything they touch internally and externally and grade themselves on their diversity.  Read More
News | Online
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2020
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2020
By Jill Menze / Kevin May | December 21, 2020
Until 2020 there had never been an entire year in the history of travel, tourism and hospitality that had been dominated by a single issue. Read More
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Why true diversity and inclusion demands a global approach
Why true diversity and inclusion demands a global approach
By Gillian Tans - Booking.com | December 15, 2020
Fighting for equal representation means fighting for the recovery of our industry - and it’s vital for the future of travel. Read More
Opinion | Online
Innovation, recovery, renewal: What the travel industry can expect in 2021
Innovation, recovery, renewal: What the travel industry can expect in 2021
By SAP Concur | November 26, 2020
In 2021, the global travel community will continue to see significant changes in nearly every sector. Read More
Opinion | Online
Black U.S. leisure travelers spent $109.4B on travel in 2019
Black U.S. leisure travelers spent $109.4B on travel in 2019
By Jill Menze | November 23, 2020
According to a report from MMGY, there were 458.2 million Black U.S. traveler stays in 2019, which represent 13.1% of the U.S. leisure travel market. Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: Diversity and inclusion in travel is about more than recruitment - is your organization ready?
By Linda Fox | November 19, 2020
A session at The Phocuswright Conference 2020 says travel companies need to create a welcoming environment to attract and retain diverse talent. Read More
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