Articles tagged “diversity”

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?

2 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 months ago

Diversity Is the New Mission in Wellness

Diversity Is the New Mission in Wellness

Laura Powell, Skift

The world of wellness is filled with overpriced products and services that unfortunately tend to exclude most people, whether racially or socioeconomically. We welcome more companies offering high-quality products that bring underrepresented groups into the picture, even if profits are sacrificed.

6 months ago

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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

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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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

3 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.

3 years ago