Articles tagged “diversity”

Tourism Destinations Grapple With a World of Marketing Turned On Its Head

Tourism Destinations Grapple With a World of Marketing Turned On Its Head

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Digital nomads are welcome in Bermuda and San Diego. In a further reflection of how tourism marketing has changed, Singapore, too, is shifting gears and targeting locals, many of whom only think attractions in the city-state are only for the rich and privileged.

9 hours ago

Airbnb Investigates Allegations of Sexual Harassment Against a Top Chinese Exec

Airbnb Investigates Allegations of Sexual Harassment Against a Top Chinese Exec

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb launched an investigation into the complaint almost immediately after receiving a letter outlining the allegations. Good to see swift action to get to the bottom of what is being alleged.

3 months ago

Black Event Industry Leaders Call for Action

Black Event Industry Leaders Call for Action

EventMB

The event industry is suffering from inaction and a lack of representation. We spoke to four black leaders and they gave us a plan to change that. At EventMB, diversity and inclusion in the event industry is a topic that we hold very dear to our hearts. In one way or another, we have added…

4 months ago

Don’t Miss This Seminal Moment for Racial Justice, Travel Industry

Don’t Miss This Seminal Moment for Racial Justice, Travel Industry

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The U.S. travel industry is largely self-absorbed at the moment with millions of people out of work, and businesses struggling to survive. But it will ignore the pivotal moment that is unfolding across U.S. cities at its own peril.

4 months ago

Pregnant Short-Term Rental CEO on Facing Work-Life Challenges During the Pandemic

Pregnant Short-Term Rental CEO on Facing Work-Life Challenges During the Pandemic

Rena Pacheco-Theard, Skift

Even in a time of uncertainty, new trends and opportunities are emerging, and startup founders are carrying on with the business of building companies, as well as families. Over the next 12 months, companies that can show strong unit economics, counter-cyclical resiliency and resourcefulness will rise to the top.

6 months ago

6 Takeaways From Airbnb’s Manifesto on Stakeholder Capitalism Ahead of Davos

6 Takeaways From Airbnb’s Manifesto on Stakeholder Capitalism Ahead of Davos

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb has legions of critics, and it knows that its articulated stakeholder goals will get intense scrutiny. But if the company turns some of these corporate governance aspirations into reality, then it could emerge looking pretty good compared with many established travel industry companies offering just lip service.

8 months ago

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How Houston Turned Diversity Into Its Biggest Selling Point

How Houston Turned Diversity Into Its Biggest Selling Point

Houston First Corporation + Skift

With diversity driving Houston’s dynamism on many fronts, the city is well positioned to attract both leisure and business travelers in the years ahead.

9 months ago

U.S. Airlines Struggle to Attract Diverse Pilot Candidates

U.S. Airlines Struggle to Attract Diverse Pilot Candidates

Jennifer Zabasajja, Bloomberg

Some U.S. airlines are doing something that was unthinkable just five years ago. They're training pilots from scratch through what are called ab initio programs. This gives airlines a much bigger say in the racial and gender diversity of pilot candidates. Over time, these training programs should help them ensure their flight decks look a bit more like America.

11 months ago

The Wellness Industry Needs a Diversity Overhaul

The Wellness Industry Needs a Diversity Overhaul

Leslie Barrie, Skift

It will likely take years for the wellness industry to really fix its diversity problem. But the process could speed up if more people start to speak out about it.

11 months ago

Are Cultural Tours Built on Exploitation?

Are Cultural Tours Built on Exploitation?

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Cultural tours to communities of color involve many parties: travel advisors, tour operators, service providers, travelers themselves, and more. So who's responsible for making sure that a trip to an indigenous community or a historically black neighborhood is carried out ethically?

1 year ago

Planners Need Better Education to Create Diverse and Inclusive Events

Planners Need Better Education to Create Diverse and Inclusive Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Meetings and events should reflect the wider world, not just the insular sphere of corporate executives. Planners, though, need better education to create experiences that welcome a more diverse set of attendees.

1 year ago

6 Uber IPO Roadshow Takeaways Every Travel Exec Needs to Know

6 Uber IPO Roadshow Takeaways Every Travel Exec Needs to Know

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Uber certainly isn't making a profit yet, which isn't the worst thing in the world, considering the mammoth market opportunity. Still, investors in its initial public offering should know it could take several years before that red ink turns black.

1 year ago