Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Destinations International recognizes and advocates the importance of cultivating a unified travel industry where everyone is welcome, where there is equitable access for all, and to help reshape existing power structures so that systemically marginalized voices and perspectives are heard and valued.

Destinations International recognizes the importance of cultivating a tourism industry that represents a wide variety of individuals at all levels, celebrating the broad range of human differences among us, while embracing the commonalities we share.

Our association is committed to transforming destination communities through thought leadership, best practices and tools based on equity, diversity and inclusion principles through an anti-racist lens that empowers our members, so their destinations are true reflections of their communities.

Through meaningful collaboration, Destinations International will lead and engage strategic planning and programmatic development initiatives and opportunities to enable structural social change for the benefit our member’s communities focused on 5 core priorities: self awareness and personal investment; education and awareness; community engagement; workforce development; and branding and promotion. 

EDI Assessment Tool

The first ever equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) assessment tool designed for destination organizations to understand how EDI has been incorporated into operational practices as a basis to improve and integrate performance.

2022 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Study on Destination Organizations
Destinations International is committed to transforming destination communities through thought leadership, best practices and tools based on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion principles to empower our members so their destinations excel.

Programs and Tools

McKinsey & Company researched the financial impact of diversity of companies across industries.
The EDI committee represents over 100 members that have volunteered their time, expertise and guidance to drive and shape our EDI strategy.
Download this resource to understand why board diversity is a must at destination organizations.
Investing in the future generation of destination experts by celebrating 30 individuals under the age of 30.
Post-graduate program to help create a culturally progressive and socially reflective tourism industry.
Browse the Career Center for the latest professional opportunities for employers and job-seekers.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarship Initiative

Through the Destinations International Foundation, Destinations International and industry partners are pleased to present the Destinations International Foundation HBCU and Hospitality Scholarship to attract underrepresented and ethnically diverse students who are seeking a degree in hospitality management or tourism management.