Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Travel
Global Traveler|December 2021
Global Traveler introduces Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel awards for 2021.

New to 2021, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line, and hotel brand best-embodying diversity and inclusion within the travel industry. Diversity is the presence of difference, including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and age. Equity is the quality of fairness and impartiality within the procedures of an institution or organization. Inclusion is the practice of including and welcoming diverse individuals to fully and truly participate within a group. Based on these tenets, Global Traveler adds the Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel award to its annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards.

To select the winners, Global Traveler staff and Advisory Board members analyzed nominated airlines, cruise lines, and hotel brands across a variety of factors related to the companies’ diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.

Let’s take a closer look at the inaugural winners.

Alaska Airlines takes home the first-ever award for Out standing Diversity & Inclusion in Travel, Airline. The airline announced diversity, equity and inclusion goals to reach as a company by 2025, with clear actions for achieving these goals. Earlier this year, the airline brought on its first-ever DEI director, James Thomas, to lead the company toward its commitments and goals.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine


Have Gear, Will Travel

These eight products are versatile companions for every adventure.

8 mins read
January 2022

Othmane Zolati

The 27-year-old recently completed a four-year, 30000 km journey on foot, bicycle and skateboard through 24 African countries, finishing at the southernmost tip of the continent in Cape Agulhas. Watch his documentary Africa and I on Showmax.

4 mins read
go! - South Africa
December 2021/January 2022

My Most Unforgettable Road Trip

There’s lots to remember while driving cross-country: Buckle up, use your blinker, check your mirrors. But the No. 1 rule of the road? As our readers will tell you, have some fun along the way!

5 mins read
Reader's Digest US
November 2021

Best Autumn And Winter Escapes Across The World

Whether you’d rather take to the slopes or relax by the pool, Holly Kirkwood has the pick of autumn and winter escapes across the world

3 mins read
Country Life UK
October 13, 2021

Mapping the Route to Success

The tourism industry is ready for a comeback, and travel agents are proving their worth like never before.

3 mins read
October - November 2021

A Land Away From Time

Channel Islands National Park is a window into California’s wild past.

1 min read
September - October 2021

Be a Better Jet-Setter

Ready to hit the road (or skies)? Arm yourself with these smooth-travel solutions before – and during – your trip so nothing can get in the way of your fun.

4 mins read
Clean Eating
Fall 2021

The Hedonist's Guide to Mykonos

Seize the Endless Aegean Summer in style on Greece’s posh island escape for the jet set

10 mins read
September - October 2021

Avoid This Sumer's Rush Plan A Fall Getaway

Prices will be lower, you’ll encounter fewer crowds, and pandemic restrictions are likely to ease even more.

10+ mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
August 2021

David Neeleman Has No Fear Of Flying

The founder of JetBlue has overcome some crazy setbacks on his way to becoming the most successful serial airline entrepreneur in history. So why would he let a global pandemic get in the way of launching his latest carrier?

10+ mins read
May - June 2021