TDM

TDM’s mission is to be a diversity resource that will educate, advocate, engage and empower the tourism and events industry, in collaboration and cooperation with all other industry initiatives.

Responsible tourism is about reducing social and economic inequalities and building awareness. Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is committed to empowering the tourism and events industry to change and evolve as we work to advocate for an inclusive and diverse workforce and guest experience.

TDM

TDM’s mission is to be a diversity resource that will educate, advocate, engage and empower the tourism and events industry, in collaboration and cooperation with all other industry initiatives.

Responsible tourism is about reducing social and economic inequalities and building awareness. Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is committed to empowering the tourism and events industry to change and evolve as we work to advocate for an inclusive and diverse workforce and guest experience.

Addressing racism should impact how you lead – it’s an American issue. As many are confronting these issues for the first time, we can’t turn a blind eye and we can’t turn back. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to slow down and focus on being human. We need to be comfortable with uncomfortable conversations and having these discussions at home and in the work place.

Elliott L. Ferguson, II

President & CEO, Destination DC

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Apprenticeship Program

The goal of the program is to expand the hospitality and tourism workforce by attracting underrepresented and ethnically diverse college graduates and students to career opportunities they may not have considered.

 

Workforce Development

Design and recommend hiring procedures, recruitment practices, and succession planning methods that will influence talent development.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our knowledge provides fundamental diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training for tourism organizations and individuals who want to implement real workplace changes.

Research & Data

TDM is dedicated to sharing groundbreaking research and thought-provoking insights on diversity, equity, and inclusion.