In the Spotlight

Feb 1, 2021

Just like you, we’ve had plenty of time over the past year to dream, plan and be encouraged by the anticipation of travel. But, we’ve also had time to reflect on how we, as a company, can take a stronger stance in our support of a severely underrepresented community — Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned hospitality companies and entrepreneurs.

Systemic racism continues to afflict our country, and while last year placed the necessary spotlight on this issue, there’s still plenty for us to do today and beyond. To begin making progress, Travelzoo employees banded together to create a series of initiatives designed to be more deliberate about our integration of diversity, inclusion and belonging into our daily work and business practices.

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, our first spotlight honors one of the travel world’s BIPOC trailblazers—Ms. Sheila Johnson and the Salamander Hospitality Management Group. We’re personally invested in this series and excited to continue to share it with you. Together, we can make a difference, with the hope of fostering the dawn of a more inclusive and diverse global hospitality industry.

Help us shine the spotlight: Click here to nominate a business or entrepreneur.

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