Tourism Diversity Matters or TDM is a “collaborative leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and concepts” and can “address the blind spots of ethnic disparities and provide decision-makers in the tourism and events industry access, resources, and tactics to develop more effective Diversity & Inclusion strategies that will engage and retain a diverse workforce” (Tourism Diversity Matters, 2020).
TDM focuses on what they call “four main pillars,” those being: “Apprenticeships, Workforce Development, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Research and Data” (Tourism Diversity Matters, 2020).
Furthermore, TDM has stated their goal as “to sustain and expand our platform by affiliating with fellow industry partners and notable research institutions, creating solutions that can be implemented, contributing to organizational success” (Tourism Diversity Matters, 2020).
Skål Philadelphia is pleased to announce that our very own past President, Greg DeShields as a staff member for TDM.
Learn more about TDM and Greg DeShields’ role at TDM’s website: https://tourismdiversitymatters.org/about/