Southwest Airlines Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for Ninth Consecutive Year

(IN SHORT) Southwest Airlines proudly announces its ninth consecutive perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), highlighting the airline’s unwavering commitment to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Joining 545 major U.S. businesses with top marks, Southwest’s dedication to inclusivity is underscored by its comprehensive policies and practices. The CEI’s record-breaking… Read the full press release

PATA’s Women in Travel Conference in the Philippines: Empowering Diversity and Sustainability in Tourism

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is gearing up to host the PATA International Conference on Women in Travel from March 20-22, 2024, in the Philippines, showcasing the commitment to gender equality and empowerment in the tourism sector. With a focus on addressing gender disparities and promoting women’s leadership, the conference aims to… Read the full press release

Air Canada Partners with Colleges to Support Diversity in Aviation with New Scholarships

Open to women and visible minorities, one recipient per school will receive $1,500 towards their education Strengthens airline’s commitment to supporting access for under-represented students in this highly desirable career (IN SHORT) Air Canada has announced a collaboration with seven colleges nationwide to offer financial assistance to students identifying as women or visible minorities pursuing studies as… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines Partners with Heralbony to Promote Art and Diversity During Travel

Original Work by Artists with Intellectual Disabilities to be Featured on New JAL A350-1000 International Flights (IN SHORT) Japan Airlines (JAL) has joined forces with Heralbony to address societal issues related to biases against individuals with disabilities by incorporating remarkable art into the travel experience. This partnership aligns with JAL’s ESG strategy to promote diversity… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts Renews Commitment to Clark Atlanta University, Fostering Student Success

CAU Leaders and Students, Atlanta Mayor’s Office, Join IHG to Celebrate Partnership and Unveil New Student Lounge (IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have renewed their partnership to support student success. IHG will continue to be a Premier Corporate Partner for CAU in 2024. During an event at the School… Read the full press release

Boeing Invests $950,000 in Scholarships to Foster Diversity and Talent for Future Pilots

Expanding and diversifying the talent pipeline for careers in commercial aviation $950,000 for flight training and education scholarships, including programs for underserved youth in Los Angeles ARLINGTON, Va., 2023-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] is investing $950,000 in scholarships for pilot training to grow and diversify talent required to meet significant long-term demand for… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts partners with Steps to make hotels in Bangkok disability-inclusion ready

Global hotel company expands commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion by providing roles for neurodivergent community Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is proud to announce a landmark partnership with Steps – an organisation that empowers employers to realise the potential of… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International Releases 2022 ESG Report Outlining Commitment to Sustainability and Diversity in Hotel Ownership

Company highlights significant new steps on journey to cut costs and save time for franchisees while building legacy of sustainability, prosperity, and wellbeing ROCKVILLE, Md., 2023-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — From innovative technology to conserve energy and water to even more ambitious diversity goals for hotel ownership, the 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report released… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines celebrates International Women’s Day with all-women operated flight and carbon offset programme

This also marks the airline’s first flight where the carbon emissions will be offset KLIA, 2023-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — In conjunction with International Women’s Day (IWD), Malaysia Airlines conducted an all-women operated flight on MH2520 from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH) to celebrate and showcase the diverse role women play in contributing to… Read the full press release

Iberia’s revamped Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan focuses on promoting diverse talent and boosting internal innovation

Between 2018 and 2022, the airline has increased its percentage of women in senior positions from 18 to 34% Iberia redesigned and relaunched its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan with a new approach that covers, in addition to gender, other groups: generational, cultural (nationalities), LGTBIQ+ and people with disabilities One of Iberia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan is… Read the full press release

Marriott Bonvoy’s Maldives Resorts Celebrate International Women’s Day, Honoring Women Associates in the Hospitality Industry

Male’, Maldives, 2023-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of resorts in the Maldives is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day by honoring the women associates who play an essential role in shaping the future of the hospitality industry. Marriott International recognizes the contributions that women make and is committed to supporting their… Read the full press release

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts recognized as a top workplace by Forbes and Newsweek

World’s largest hotel franchising company once again recognized for its award-winning corporate culture and continued commitment to creating inclusive and welcoming workspaces PARSIPPANY, NJ, 2023-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,100 hotels in over 95 countries, today (February 21, 2023) announced two new… Read the full press release

Discover the Beauty & Culture of Colombia: AdventureNEXT Latin America 2023 Registration Now Open!

Monroe, WA, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for AdventureNEXT Latin America 2023 – Bogotá, which will take place 25-27 June 2023. The event’s theme, Tourism as an instrument of peace, offers delegates the opportunity to experience the highlights of the… Read the full press release

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon leads the way in sustainable hospitality

MALE, MALDIVES, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Sustainability has become the heart and soul of the hospitality industry and travel trade, especially with travellers being more concerned of the environment, climate change and well-being of local communities. Hospitality brands across the world are now opting for sustainable approaches to enable this mandate. This is… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport joins the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

YEG to launch the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program to increase accessibility, awareness and compassion for people with invisible disabilities Edmonton, AB, 2022-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton International Airport (YEG) strives to create an accessible and welcoming environment for everyone. As part of this commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, YEG has partnered with Hidden… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation releases its 2021 World of Care Highlights and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report

Progress includes 2030 science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and continued advancement toward 2025 DE&I goals CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — To share progress made across World of Care, the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) platform, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (July 14, 2022) published its 2021 World of Care… Read the full press release

Hyatt’s announces continued support for the LGBTQ+ community with curated Pride-inspired experiences

As a gold member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), Hyatt is committed to honoring and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community year-round CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Jun-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Grounded in its purpose of caring for people so they can be their best, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) is proud to announce Hyatt’s continued… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Group reports on the progress towards its goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

New commitments in carbon neutrality and diversity, and supporting the Hong Kong community during the pandemic Hong Kong, China, 2022-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group has released its annual Sustainable Development Report that addresses its commitment and progress in the areas of environmental, social and governance, which are of great importance… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to become the first UK airline to recognise the Sunflower

British Airways has partnered with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to become the first UK airline to formally recognise the Sunflower Satisfaction among customers with accessibility needs has more than doubled following the airline’s investment in recent years in a number of initiatives, including a specialist customer care team for travellers who require additional assistance Increasing the… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with SignLive to trial new technology transforming experience for customers that use British Sign Language

British Airways is working with leading British Sign Language interpreting service to trial new technology that will transform its customer experience for those who use British Sign Language Partnership announced on International Day of People with Disabilities New technology will remove barriers to communication, enabling customers who use British Sign Language to contact the airline… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines updates on progress and next steps within its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) roadmap

Airline shares progress on previously announced plans DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) shared an update today (Sep 21, 2021) with its Employees, Customers, and Partners on the progress the airline has made during the last year and its next steps within the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) roadmap…. Read the full press release

dnata joins IATA’s 25by2025 gender diversity initiative

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has become the first global air and travel services provider to sign up to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 25by2025 initiative that aims to advance gender diversity in the aviation industry. Joining 62 airlines, dnata has committed to increasing the number of women in senior… Read the full press release

The Indianapolis Airport Authority recognized for its committed and consistent leadership in diversity and championing inclusion

Inclusion builds a ‘high-performing culture’ that puts IND at the top INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2021-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Indianapolis Airport Authority has recently been in the spotlight both industry-wide and locally for its committed and consistent leadership in diversity and championing inclusion to shape a culture of high-performance and community alignment. The IAA… Read the full press release

GBTA announces its first-ever globally curated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

Alexandria, Virginia, 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in education, research, networking, and advocacy for the industry – announced today (March 24, 2021) its first-ever globally curated committee to drive the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) agenda for its… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Increases Diversity Among Its Owner Base with multi-unit agreement with an African American Entrepreneur

Latest Multi-Unit Deal with an African American Entrepreneur Increases Diversity Among Company’s Owner Base and Across Hospitality Industry ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc.’s (NYSE: CHH) one-of-a-kind emerging markets franchise development program has awarded a contract to Fredric Washington to develop six hotels. This new contract with an African American entrepreneur represents the… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging by donating $250,000 worth of airline travel to nine organizations

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is pledging $250,000 worth of airline travel to nine organizations across the country, advocating for social justice and civil rights. The donation builds on Spirit’s mission to give back to the communities where they live and work. “At Spirit, we promote diversity, equity, inclusion and… Read the full press release

Heritage Tourism Brands showcases the beauty and diversity of Hong Kong in a new promotional video

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2020-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Heritage Tourism Brands group, comprising Hong Kong-based luxury hotel brands including Harilela Hotels, The Langham Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Swire Hotels, The Peninsula Hotels, and Wharf Hotels, has launched a promotional video to showcase the beauty and… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways committing to sponsor the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards for 10 years

Awards established in 2019, with Qatar Airways committing to sponsor for 10 years Winner in each category will receive $25,000 in prize money Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today (03 March 2020) that nominations have opened for the second edition of the IATA Diversity &… Read the full press release

Air France promotes inclusion and diversity during International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

PARIS, France, 2019-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — On May 17, 2019, the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia is an opportunity for Air France to illustrate its commitment and the concrete actions it is taking to promote inclusion and diversity. Signing of the association l’Autre Cercle’s LGBT+ commitment charter; Raising awareness among company staff at… Read the full press release

IATA announces the members of the independent judging panel for the IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Singapore, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the members of the independent judging panel for the IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards as: – Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International – Gloria Guevara, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council – Mark Pilling, Vice President Publishing and Conferences,… Read the full press release