Lessons on Race and Racism: AAPI Voices in the Travel Industry

Join your Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) travel colleagues in an important discussion about race and diversity and hear their experiences in navigating inclusivity and belonging within the travel industry and the U.S. as a whole. This candid conversation provides personal perspectives on the recent surge of hate crimes towards the AAPI community, the increased xenophobia since the beginning of the pandemic and how leaders of all backgrounds can respond. Additional resources can be found here

Featured Speakers:

  • Erin Francis-Cummings, president & CEO, Destination Analysts
  • Layton Han, CEO, ADARA Inc.
  • Keiko Matsudo Orrall, executive director, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
  • Greg Takehara, CEO, Tourism Cares
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Erin Francis-Cummings
Destination Analysts

Layton Han

Greg Takehara
Tourism Cares

Past Webinars

January 07, 2021
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The U.S. Travel government relations team provides an in-depth overview of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package and the components of the legislation that have important impacts on travel businesses. Learn how to access relief, when funds will be made available and other considerations you should...

December 03, 2020
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Adam Sacks, president and CEO of Tourism Economics, breaks down the latest Fall 2020 Travel Forecast—shedding light on what to expect in 2021 and discussing potential implications for the economy. Skip to 1:25 for the start of the webinar.

November 12, 2020
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The full recovery of travel will depend on many factors—but what role can swift, reliable and available testing have to accelerate the return of safe travel? Dr. Mike Parkinson, U.S. Travel's chief medical consultant, breaks down the different types of tests being used, the reliability of each and...

October 28, 2020
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As the travel and tourism industry around the world continues to confront the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, significant strides are underway to restart global air travel when the time is right. The CEOs of the World Travel & Tourism Council and U.S. Travel Association and other industry...

October 01, 2020
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The Recovery of Air travel explored the importance of air travel recovery as well as the current state of air travel, updates that have been made to the experience and where it is headed. A panel discussion focused on how the air travel experience has changed, including health and safety protocols...

September 24, 2020
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Visit Indy and partners share insights on what strategies and procedures have allowed them to be successful in safely hosting thousands of delegates over the past two months for various events and meetings. Additionally, Simpleview gives a sneak preview of an upcoming tool to help showcase meetings...