Articles tagged “discrimination”

Hawaii Ruling Stands That B&B Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple

Hawaii Ruling Stands That B&B Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

Hopefully this will put pressure on all kinds of travel brands, from small businesses to the largest companies, to be more welcoming of all travelers.

6 days ago

Uber’s Head of Human Resources Resigns in Latest High-Profile Departure

Uber’s Head of Human Resources Resigns in Latest High-Profile Departure

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Many CEOs who foster racism and sexism surrounded themselves with likeminded individuals, who hire more of the same, and so the cancer spreads. The real solution — changing human behavior — is so much harder to achieve than ousting one or two offenders.

1 week ago

Motel 6 Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Over Immigration Allegations

Motel 6 Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Over Immigration Allegations

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press

Shame on Motel 6 and any other travel company that would employ the same practices.

1 week ago

Former Travel Leaders Exec Alleges Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination

Former Travel Leaders Exec Alleges Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Richard Branson might be a contender for the king of lechery, and Steve Wynn's sexual harassment scandal didn't come as a surprise to some, but the lawsuit against Travel Leaders Group, if the allegations turn out to be true, is a reminder that you don't have to be a household name to be held accountable.

5 months ago

EasyJet’s New Male CEO Takes Pay Cut to Match Female Predecessor

EasyJet’s New Male CEO Takes Pay Cut to Match Female Predecessor

Benjamin Katz and David Hellier, Bloomberg

Classy move by the new EasyJet CEO. Suggests solidarity, I guess. How about instead, you raise women's salaries to match those of their male counterparts?

6 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Brands Embrace Diversity Message Amid Rising Neo-Nationalism

Travel Megatrends 2018: Brands Embrace Diversity Message Amid Rising Neo-Nationalism

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Travel brands no longer get political at their own risk — they avoid politics at their own risk. With so much at stake in the Trump era, remaining on the sidelines about multicultural acceptance isn’t an option.

6 months ago

The Travel Industry Strains to Gain Momentum in Reaching Diversity Goals

The Travel Industry Strains to Gain Momentum in Reaching Diversity Goals

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Diversifying a travel company's C-suite is proving to be a protracted battle. It's one thing to follow anti-discrimination laws and react to sexual harassment claims, and another to practice real inclusion.

7 months ago

NAACP Won’t Yet Lift Its American Airlines Travel Advisory

NAACP Won’t Yet Lift Its American Airlines Travel Advisory

Associated Press

American Airlines' plan to combat discrimination sounds good so far. However, one of the hardest parts — for any company — will be increasing C-suite diversity as well as inclusion. That would truly be more than just a Band-Aid approach to the problem.

7 months ago

How the Disenfranchised Navigate the World in a Time of Permanxiety

How the Disenfranchised Navigate the World in a Time of Permanxiety

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Discrimination has long caused travel anxiety for demographics underserved by the travel industry. Historically, travelers looked to their respective tribes for intel, but the burgeoning friend economy may be reshaping that concept.

8 months ago

American Airlines CEO Meets with NAACP About Discrimination

American Airlines CEO Meets with NAACP About Discrimination

David Koenig, Associated Press

American Airlines is smart to welcome this dialog about discrimination. Companies that shove their heads in the sand always pay a higher price in the end.

9 months ago

NAACP Warns African Americans Against Flying on American Airlines

NAACP Warns African Americans Against Flying on American Airlines

Associated Press

First the travel advisory for Missouri, now American Airlines. The NAACP is paying closer attention to discrimination in the travel industry and we wonder what other warnings might be in the works.

9 months ago

Black Millennial Travelers Plan Trips Around Safety and Acceptance

Black Millennial Travelers Plan Trips Around Safety and Acceptance

Sarah Enelow, Skift

New data suggest that black travelers make decisions based on safety and acceptance, but should black travelers have to pay more than their white counterparts for those benefits?

9 months ago