November 3, 2020 at 5:19 pm #7848bmorrisKeymaster
Post resources here!November 17, 2020 at 4:28 pm #8149jaredrdialModerator
I found this blog post, Evaluating Equity in Suppliers and Tour Operators, helpful when thinking about how to evaluate our tour operator partners for our Travel Program. There is a downloadable form that provides quantitative and qualitative questions to use in the evaluation process. I don’t think this is an end-all form, but it provides a good starting place to help you think about the types of considerations to use when looking at external partners, as well as what you and your organization can do to help advance equity and social justice.November 17, 2020 at 4:51 pm #8152mcgrewModerator
There are so many great DEI resources that help me listen better, further understand my privilege and the systemic racism in this country. With that, it’s sometimes been difficult to know where to prioritize my efforts for personal growth. I ran across this resource from the University of Minnesota Crookston that collates a multitude of resources and thoughtfully puts some structure around how someone (most particularly white folks) can work toward anti-racism. Whether you are just starting out on your journey or are further down the road, I like that it provides guidance on what actions each of us can take to further educate ourselves.
I hope others might find it helpful: https://www.crk.umn.edu/sites/crk.umn.edu/files/scaffolded-anti-racist-resources.pdf
Would love to hear what other resources folks have found helpful on either their personal or professional journey toward understanding and creating racial equityDecember 10, 2020 at 5:01 pm #8177mcgrewModerator
Ran across this article which sets the stage for much needed conversation about DEI in Travel.
Is the travel industry diverse and inclusive? It depends who you ask. A Travel Weekly survey reveals a wide gulf between how Black and white travel professionals see inclusion in the industry.July 1, 2021 at 3:27 pm #9105jaredrdialModerator
I listened to this webinar the other day from Tourism Cares on “Inclusivity is Sustainability” focused on how to make the tourism industry more inclusive from a panel of experts from AIANTA/NativeAmerican.Travel, Hospitable Me, Sage Seven (accessible travel) and the Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Visit Sacramento, I thought it might be a good resource for my colleagues. You can find the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-IDj4sxxBQMarch 18, 2022 at 3:49 pm #8208
A resource offering a dive into diversity in travel.
The lack of diversity In The travel industry is highlighted in the Black Travel Alliance #PullUpForTravel Campaign Report.
The Black Travel Alliance has published findings from its #PullUpForTravel campaign which was announced alongside the organization’s launch on June 16th.
The main objective of the campaign was to challenge the disconnect between travel brands’ “Black Lives Matter” pronouncements in the wake of George Floyd’s publicized murder and their actions in the travel space. The alliance requested travel brands and organizations to publicly share 2019 KPIs on Black representation in their companies and activities in five major areas: employment, conferences & tradeshows, paid advertising/marketing campaigns, press, and philanthropy.
The Black Travel Alliance (BTA) launched the #PullUpForTravel campaign in June 2020.
Here’s the link to view the summary report: https://blacktravelalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Black-Travel-Alliance_PullUpForTravel-Campaign-Report_summary.pdf
Here’s the link to view the extended report: https://blacktravelalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Black-Travel-Alliance_PullUpForTravel-Campaign-Report_extended.pdfMarch 18, 2022 at 3:49 pm #8207
The Folo by Travel Weekly is a new podcast covering travel industry trends.
There is a two-part series discussing Black representation in travel that you may enjoy checking out.
Episode 9: Part 1- Black voices in travel (https://www.travelweekly.com/Podcasts/Folo/Black-voices-in-travel)
Episode 10: Part 2- Black voices in travel (https://www.travelweekly.com/Podcasts/Folo/Black-voices-in-travel-part-2)
Additionally, episode 16 discusses “Perceptions of diversity”. Here’s the link: https://www.travelweekly.com/Podcasts/Folo/Black-voices-in-travel-survey-resultsMarch 18, 2022 at 3:53 pm #8190
This resource is for anyone interested in learning the art of healthy discourse especially when disagreements arise.
Disagreement is not easy, but it’s important for the health of our ideas, our relationships, and our democracy.
The Brave Talk Project is hosting a free virtual workshop TONIGHT (Tuesday, January 12 at 8 p.m. Eastern) on healthier disagreements.
Join author Melody Stanford Martin in this conversation about what healthy disagreement looks like and how to cultivate it in our day-to-day lives. Find more information here: https://bravetalkproject.com/lessons/workshop-healthy-disagreement/March 18, 2022 at 3:58 pm #10065bmorrisKeymaster
Post discussion resources from March 16, 2022 Webinar: Tackling Unconscious Bias in Affinity Travel.
Resources for Unconscious Bias
7 Workplace Strategies to Inclusion
7 Common Misconceptions of Unconscious Bias
TTC’s DEI Strategy (to serve as a sample starting point of what other institutions/companies may want to consider)
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