Diversity

Know Your Dates

Review interfaith calendars, consult religious organizations or even college campuses before planning meetings or events that may fall on important holidays.

There’s Now a Toolkit for Mitigating Travel Bans

Destinations International offers meeting planners and destination organizers toolkits to help mitigate travel bans and boycotts.
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Travel Safe: 6 Tips for LGBT Attendees

LGBT attendees face unique safety concerns when traveling for meetings and events.
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Prepping Attendees With Dietary Needs for International Travel

For those suffering from autoimmune diseases and other strict dietary concerns, jet lag and foreign food can quickly become a nightmare.

Hyatt Bans Hate Groups

A line has been drawn, sending a clear message of acceptance at a time of unprecedented—in-your-face—intolerance.
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How a Destination’s Political & Social Values Can Impact Group Business

Just how important is finding a destination that aligns with your group's values?

How to Obtain Accurate Attendee Data

Attendees anticipate pre-event data seeking by event organizers, but may not provide accurate information out of fear of discrimination.
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How to Accommodate the Non-Drinkers in Your Group

Let’s be honest: The meetings and events industry often comes with a serious dose of imbibing, but what about attendees who don't drink?
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What to Consider When Planning for Indigenous Attendees

Indigenous attendees have a wide range of customs that date back thousands of years, which is why planning meetings for them takes careful consideration.
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How LGBTMPA is Helping to Improve Inclusivity & Diversity at Meetings

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBTMPA) is moving forward with its goal to increase the success of inclusion and diversity in meetings and events.
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How Language Can Create Different Perceptions Among Attendees

Did you ever stop to think about how different languages create different perceptions or cultural biases at meetings?
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Make Your Multigenerational Meetings a Success With These 5 Tips

Here are five key factors for meeting planners to consider when planning multigenerational meetings.
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How to Plan More Accessible Meetings

Here are nine tips Matthias Schultze, managing director of the German Convention Bureau, suggests for meeting planners looking to make meetings more accessible.
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Addressing the Culture Gap at Global Meetings

With attendees traveling from all over and meetings being hosted in foreign countries, here are three ways that meeting planners can at least begin to address the culture gap.

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