Articles tagged “diversity and inclusion”

Hotels

Hotels Make Inroads Into Boosting Diversity Through Their Restaurants

Many U.S. hotels have struggled to hire and retain non-white leaders post-pandemic. So some hotels are enhancing the ranks of who leads the line in the kitchen as one of a few ways to reverse the trend.

Hotels Make Inroads Into Boosting Diversity Through Their Restaurants

Tourism

The Remaking of Tourism in 5 U.S. Cities

Five U.S. destinations geographically spread out, of varying sizes and with different transformative strategies — and challenges — point to what destination marketing organizations will have to do in the coming years.

The Remaking of Tourism in 5 U.S. Cities

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Tweaks Instant Book Requirements to Reduce Rejection of Black Guests and Newbies

Airbnb's changes undoubtedly won't solve the issue of traveling on "Airbnb while Black," and the company isn't claiming they will. One can hope that there will at least be modest progress with more steps to come.

Airbnb Tweaks Instant Book Requirements to Reduce Rejection of Black Guests and Newbies

Hotels

Black Mentorship Program Inspires Hoteliers to Try to Make Sector Inclusive

Telesa Via's story at IHG's Kimpton brand of hotels spotlights a broader surge of industry interest in making the hotel sector more welcoming for Black leaders in all roles.

Black Mentorship Program Inspires Hoteliers to Try to Make Sector Inclusive

News Blog

Tripadvisor Begins Letting U.S. and Canadian Hotels and Restaurants Self-Identify as Woman- Or Black-Owned and More

Tripadvisor began letting some hotels in the U.S. and Canada self-identify in their business listings if they are woman-owned, Black-owned, or Asian-owned, for example. Other categories include Disability-owned, Hispanic/Latinx-owned, Indigenous-owned, LGBTQIA+-owned, and Veteran-owned. Tripadvisor doesn't verify whether indeed the business is at least 51 percent owned — which is the criteria — by that group.…

Hotels

Hotels Need True Collaboration When Adding Native American Design

Paying homage to a region’s cultural and aesthetic heritage requires more sensitivity than ever before — and enhanced stewardship.

Hotels Need True Collaboration When Adding Native American Design

Hotels

Wyndham’s Plan to Boost Black Hotel Ownership

Applause is due to Wyndham. The world's largest hotel franchisor is finding practical ways to reduce the friction that discourages many Black entrepreneurs from becoming hoteliers.

Wyndham’s Plan to Boost Black Hotel Ownership

Hotels

Hotels Showcasing Work of Diverse Artists to Connect to Local Cultures

Transitioning hotel art from decorative to thought-provoking is an opportunity to enhance social responsibility while showcasing local culture — and possibly boost business.

Hotels Showcasing Work of Diverse Artists to Connect to Local Cultures

Tourism

Puerto Rico Empowers Locals for First Post-Pandemic Tourism Campaign

Humanizing local communities in popular global tourism destinations is still frighteningly not happening as it should, but Puerto Rico's new campaign shares local stories told about, and by, real individuals to portray a genuine picture of who they are.

Puerto Rico Empowers Locals for First Post-Pandemic Tourism Campaign

Airlines

United’s New Pilot School Readies Its First Class for a More Inclusive Cockpit

For the longest time, especially to minority communities, becoming a pilot has been been an out-of-reach career. Today, United's Aviate Academy is taking strides to change that, defining true accessibility for everyone and along the way addressing a pilot shortage holding all of aviation back.

United’s New Pilot School Readies Its First Class for a More Inclusive Cockpit