United Airlines earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index for the 10th consecutive year.
The report tested United on corporate policies and practices in LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The perfect score puts United Airlines on 2021’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality list.
“Receiving this recognition for the 10th year in a row speaks to our continued commitment to establishing a workplace that truly supports and celebrates our LGBTQ+ employees and customers,” said Jessica Kimbrough, chief of diversity, equity and inclusion, United Airlines. “We will continue working with organizations like the Human Rights Campaign as we work toward creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture at United where all employees and customers feel safe to be their authentic selves.”
“Many businesses across the nation, including United Airlines, stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, president, Human Rights Campaign, United Airlines. “While the CEI cannot measure every facet of what makes a workspace inclusive, it does create a foundation upon which employees can feel more comfortable living and working as their true selves — an important step, but one which is only the starting point. Diversity and inclusion policies and practices advanced through tools like the CEI are critical, but meaningful change requires breathing life into these policies in real and tangible ways, so that LGBTQ employees are truly seen, valued and respected not only at work, but in every aspect of life.”
United partnered with the Human Rights Campaign on its training methods, including employee education, using comprehensive training, exercises and more.
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Incentive travel has long been a way for organizations to drive sales and reward employees with opulent trips to exotic destinations. Today it encompasses even more.
Flying to the paradise of Turks & Caicos has never been easier thanks to many new, non-stop flights across three airlines to the destination. Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways all announced new flights, allowing travelers to visit this dreamy destination.
The Mondrian Bordeaux Les Carmes recently opened in Bordeaux’s elegant Chartrons district, bringing 97 upscale rooms to France’s southwestern city. Occupying a 19th-century house that once held the wine cellars of Maison Calvet, the hotel marks Mondrian’s first European property for celebrated Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto, who helms the menu and concept for the hotel’s restaurant, Morimoto Bordeaux.
From the moment you step onboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, you will be transported to The Islands of Tahiti. The French Polynesian carrier considered every detail to awaken its passengers’ senses, creating the feeling you are already on the Islands while 30,000 feet in the air.
London welcomes its newest boutique hotel just in time for the holiday season. The Chelsea Townhouse, located on Chelsea’s exclusive Cadogan Gardens, sits within proximity to its sister hotel, 11 Cadogan Gardens, and joins the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio.
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Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.
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