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Hawaii TravelHawaii Leadership Forum explores divide between tourism and localsParticipants debated the disconnect between Hawaiian locals and the tourism industry, solutions to overtourism and how best to...
ToursAn Intrepid move to get Black Cultural Heritage Tours runningThe creator of a new Black history tours initiative in the U.S. has partnered with small-group tour operator Intrepid Travel.
RetailTaking stock of LGBTQ+ travel at the Proud Experiences conferenceOver the last two years, LGBTQ+ travelers have become more introspective about expectations and supplier marketing has become...
Hawaii TravelNew exhibit explores Waikiki's Kapaemahu stones"The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu" at the Bishop Museum aims to spread awareness and respect for the role of the mahu (third...
River CruisingAmaWaterways will explore Black culture and history on a new France river cruiseThe Soulful Epicurean Experience on the River will sail from Arles to Lyon and will include a three-night land tour in Paris.
AviationYvonne Manzi Makalo will be IATA's first chairwomanIATA's board of governors has selected RwandAir's CEO for the one-year term, which begins June 2023.
The FoloLGBTQ+ travel: Risks, rewards and ways to make travel safer and welcomingHost Rebecca Tobin and writer Abeni Jones dive into why travel can be fraught with concern for some LGBTQ+ travelers; changes...
On The RecordMarriott president Stephanie Linnartz on its plan to boost diversity in hotel ownershipLinnartz talks about the company's Bridging the Gap effort and other diversity, equity and inclusion investments.
RetailFocus on LGBTQ+ travelFrom air travel to hospitality and destinations, the industry has become more welcoming to LGBTQ+ travelers, but there remains...
On The RecordMartinique Lewis on the results of her latest Diversity in Travel ScorecardLewis, the president of the Black Travel Alliance, discusses the progress made, and work still to be done, by the travel...
Government AffairsU.S. tourism plan shows a shift in focus and goals over the last decadeA new strategy to boost international visitation set forth by the Commerce Department signals that government considers tourism...
Hotel NewsMarriott sets aside $50 million to boost hotel ownership by minoritiesMarriott's Bridging The Gap program will offer incentives to Black, Hispanic/Latino and Native American/First Nation...
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Grace Sekiziyivu was introduced to skiing for free this season as part of Ski Utah's Discover Winter program.Grace Sekiziyivu was introduced to skiing for free this season as part of Ski Utah's Discover Winter program. Photo Credit: Provided by Grace SekiziyivuFocus on ski and mountain travel: Driving diversity on the slopesThe U.S. ski industry, partnering with nonprofits, is introducing more women and people of color to skiing and snowboarding.



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