Diversity and Inclusion

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News / Online
The state of accessible travel
By Johanna Jainchill, Christina Jelski & Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | September 23, 2022
Travel companies are working to improve the travel experience for the disabled. Advocates say it just makes good business sense. Read More
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Four pillars of mental health for business travel and work
By Ralph Colunga - SAP Concur | September 22, 2022
Here's how employers can preserve employee mental health in business travel programs - which also helps attract and retain talent during a pivotal time for companies. Read More
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Q&A: Hyatt exec on brand-building with community in mind
By Jill Menze | September 16, 2022
Crystal Vinisse Thomas, the global brand leader for Hyatt’s lifestyle and luxury brands, explains why hotels should hire, buy and support local. Read More
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Google partners with Women in Travel CIC to support disadvantaged women in travel
By Jill Menze | September 9, 2022
The program will give disadvantaged women in travel in the U.K. access to upskilling, mentoring and development tools. Read More
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Expedia Group launches new social impact, sustainability strategy
By Jill Menze | September 7, 2022
Expedia Group's Open World social impact and sustainability strategy addresses the traveler experience, community engagement and environmental impact. Read More
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News / Startups
Payments startup SquadTrip launches platform targeting millennial group travelers
By Kathryn Walson | September 7, 2022
The Black-owned SaaS platform helps travel professionals target millennials by offering flexible payment installments, Apple Pay checkout and promo codes. Read More
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Tripadvisor enables businesses to display "identity" attributes
By Mitra Sorrells | September 6, 2022
Hotels and restaurants in the U.S. and Canada can display attributes such as Black-owned or woman-owned on their Tripadvisor profile. Read More
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Addressing microaggressions in travel
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | August 18, 2022
For industry professionals and their clients who are people of color, the possibility that the travel experience will be marred by racial bias is real. Read More
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Interview / Online
In the Big Chair - Gilda Perez-Alvarado of JLL Hotels
By Kathryn Walson | August 8, 2022
As global CEO of JLL Hotels & Hospitality, Gilda Perez-Alvarado leads the group’s Global Hotel Desk. Read More
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New alliance forms to advance women leaders in hospitality
By Kathryn Walson | July 27, 2022
The individual organizations will continue to work independently and will amplify their programs, messaging and initiatives through the alliance. Read More
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Consumers willing to pay more for inclusive travel choices
By Jill Menze | July 25, 2022
According to a new study, seven in 10 consumers are willing to pay more for a destination, lodging or transportation option that is more inclusive to all types of travelers. Read More
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Ariane Gorin on Expedia Group’s reimagined marketplace
By PhocusWire | July 14, 2022
Speaking during Phocuswright Europe, Ariane Gorin says the "sky's the limit" in what's possible with Expedia Group's  technology. Read More
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Travel experience remains challenging for LGBTQ+ consumers
By Jill Menze | June 17, 2022
According to a new Booking.com study, travelers want more tailored recommendations from travel brands. Read More
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Business travel programs fail to consider LGBTQ+ travelers
By Linda Fox | June 8, 2022
A poll by the Business Travel Show Europe reveals LGBTQ+ travelers are the least well provided for in travel programs. Read More
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WeTravel launches Women in Travel resource hub
By Jill Menze | May 26, 2022
WeTravel Academy’s Women in Travel vertical is designed to better support and represent individuals who identify as women in the travel industry. Read More