Articles tagged “diversity”

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How Meeting Planners Can Leverage Albuquerque’s Legacy as a Cultural Crossroads

How Meeting Planners Can Leverage Albuquerque’s Legacy as a Cultural Crossroads

Visit Albuquerque + Skift

The cultural and creative diversity in Albuquerque — and the collaboration between all of its many communities — is one of the defining characteristics that differentiates the city from others in the American Southwest.

3 months ago

NAACP Lifts Its American Airlines Travel Warning

NAACP Lifts Its American Airlines Travel Warning

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American is far from being the only travel company struggling with racial bias. Many brands have voluntarily reevaluated their inclusion and diversity policies, hoping that they won't be forced to do so by a similar travel advisory.

5 months ago

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Laws have been changed to supposedly eliminate gender bias but the problem at senior levels still persists. Companies first need to admit they have a problem, then they can do something about it. Perhaps there should be greater consideration of quotas.

11 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.

12 months ago

The Future of Event Design and Diversity — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Event Design and Diversity — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Two of the biggest transformations in the meetings industry today relate to more creative event design and more emphasis on diversity, but we have a long way to go before each enters mainstream adoption. We in the meetings media can do better advancing those themes.

1 year ago

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority

Lisa Skriloff, Skift

Bringing more multicultural groups to a destination for meetings and events isn’t just good business. It's also good for local communities and future tourism, too.

2 years ago

Ctrip CEO Puts Women at Center of its Strategy to Challenge Priceline

Ctrip CEO Puts Women at Center of its Strategy to Challenge Priceline

David Ramli and Gregory Turk, Bloomberg

Ctrip's biggest challenge to Priceline and Expedia isn't in the U.S., it's in new markets. And right now Sun and her colleagues are moving fast to gain and keep advantage.

2 years ago

Airbnb, Police Brutality and More Ways Travel Is Different for Black Travelers

Airbnb, Police Brutality and More Ways Travel Is Different for Black Travelers

Sarah Enelow, Skift

The Black Travel Movement in the U.S. has gained serious momentum in the last couple of years, and the industry would be wise to understand the struggles and spending decisions of black travelers. Police brutality and racism on Airbnb's platform are significant parts of the equation.

2 years ago

National Park Service at 100 Seeking Diversity in Visitors and Employees

National Park Service at 100 Seeking Diversity in Visitors and Employees

Felicia Fonseca and Beatriz Costa-Lima, Associated Press

The reasons why more minorities, whether they be African-American, Latino or Asian, don't visit U.S. national parks in great numbers are complex but having a more diverse workforce within the National Park Service ranks would be a big step toward finding out the answers and coming up with solutions.

2 years ago

Travel Industry Jobs Made Modest Diversity Gains in 2015

Travel Industry Jobs Made Modest Diversity Gains in 2015

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel brands' employees must represent the growing diversity of the world's travelers. The U.S. travel industry as a whole made progress towards that goal last year but it largely remains an industry with a sea of white faces.

2 years ago

The Business Case for More Diversity in Tourism Advertising

The Business Case for More Diversity in Tourism Advertising

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tourism boards in Miami and Baltimore are effectively tapping into African American travel market. Numerous travel companies, though, may be afraid of alienating white travelers who have been their bread and butter for decades. Including diversity in travel ads may not always be an easy call to make from a business perspective. Diversity advertising must be calculated and thoughtful rather than rushed and non-representative.

3 years ago

Airbnb’s Race Problem May Be a Matter of Design

Airbnb’s Race Problem May Be a Matter of Design

Rebecca Greenfield, Bloomberg

Upstarts like Airbnb and Uber have yet to catch up with the rest of the world when it comes to taking active steps to prevent discrimination on their platforms and among their providers.

3 years ago