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"No More Excuses": State of Black Tourism Event Spotlights Need for Change

Friday, September 25, 2020   (0 Comments)

NORTHSTAR MEDIA GROUP:  "No More Excuses": State of Black Tourism Event Spotlights Need for Change

Out of 700 convention and visitor bureaus in the nation, only nine are headed by Black CEOs, according to data from Black Meetings & Tourism. Black professionals in the hospitality industry have not fared much better. 

Research from the Castell Project, a nonprofit organization focused on improving diversity in the hospitality industry, shows Black employees comprise 18.8 percent of the hospitality industry, but hold less than one percent of CEO positions. This data, which was collected in early 2020, does not account for all of the jobs that have been lost during the pandemic. The full article is in the link below: 

https://www.northstarmeetingsgroup.com/News/Industry-Associations/National-Coalition-of-Black-Meeting-Professionals-State-of-Black-Tourism-Travel-Event-IndustryDiversity