“Diversity fatigue is real,” said Greg DeShields, CEO of PHLDiversity.
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Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to and for Hospitality, Tourism and Meetings

“Diversity fatigue is real,” said Greg DeShields, CEO of PHLDiversity.

And it’s true. People groan when they hear the words “diversity and inclusion.”

They’ve been through training at work, in their spiritual homes, in their communities. Yet, the fear of those “not like us” is great and the lessons learned are not sticking... MORE


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Q&A: Marriage Equality and the Hospitality Industry

This interview on diversity and inclusion (D&I) was conducted by email with Bob Witeck and Charlie Rounds to discuss some critical issues impacting the tourism, travel and meetings segments of hospitality as a result of laws on same-sex marriage in Bermuda and Costa Rica. Because we’ve seen the impact on tourism, travel, meetings and hospitality of anti-LGBT laws in the U.S., this deserves the industry’s full attention. MORE


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Additional Reading

Industry Leaders Talk Diversity and Inclusion

In a diverse world, the experiences and opinions of others matter. To enhance our discussion on diversity and inclusion, I reached out to ... MORE

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Gender Avenger Newsletter: SXSW 2018 Keynote Lineup Is Still Lacking

Planner and Supplier Resource: ASAE’s Association Inclusion Index

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