Tourism

GBTA launches Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Committee

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has launched a new committee focusing on promoting fairer places of work in the corporate travel space.

The Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Committee, comprised of global members, will strive to bring to light many of the issues facing travellers and coworkers in the workplace, while travelling or attending meetings, or handling travel needs.

Committee chair J. Grant Caplan (US) and vice-chair Carol Fergus (UK), along with vice-chairs from Canada and Latin America (to be named) will lead the first-of-its-kind, globally-formed GBTA committee.

Today, GBTA sent out the committee application to its global community. The committee will provide the resources and education and support to enable the travel industry to embrace and drive diversity, equality and inclusion within organisations.

“Our goal is to be the industry voice advocating for diversity, equality and inclusion, and to raise the profile for all individuals from all walks of life, religion, race, age, gender, sexual orientation and disabilities, mental health and invisible illnesses,” GBTA interim executive director Dave Hilfman said.

“We want to challenge the status quo and provide a visible platform to raise and address these issues in our industry.

“By tackling the uncomfortable, we want to foster an open, transparent and welcoming arm, where trust and integrity will be at the forefront of our agenda.”


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