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NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, recently announced the new "All In NYC: Embracing Diversity" Webinar Series for B2B audiences including NYC & Company's member businesses, meeting planners and the travel trade. The webinar series kicked off on December 3 with the first of six Black travel webinars, which will be followed by webinars dedicated to other communities across New York City.   The series will explore the rich cultural stories of NYC, showcase the strength of the City's tourism and hospitality industry, and highlight the diversity of the five boroughs. Each month, NYC & Company will be joined by representatives from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities and businesses across the five boroughs.


"New York City's rich diversity, infinite experiences and the immutable spirit of its people make this destination unlike any other. 'All In NYC: Embracing Diversity' will shine a spotlight on the vibrant multicultural communities and tourism products that make up the fabric of the five boroughs and give it its enduring appeal. Ensuring that tourism's recovery and its future is inclusive is a top priority, and this important series will give travel professionals insight and information needed to promote and speak to NYC in ways that are equitable, inclusive and authentic," said Fred Dixon, NYC & Company President and CEO.

The initial webinars intend to create space for honest conversations that uplift Black voices, share the lived experience of Black New Yorkers, promote allyship and accountability within NYC & Company and its membership, and build meaningful alliances across the global tourism and hospitality industry. Scheduled webinars include:

January 7, 2021: Black in the Tourism Industry
Discover the experiences of four Black tourism executives and must-know info about Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

February 4, 2021: Rich Cultural Heritage
Learn about the variety of Black cultural experiences in NYC, explore the history of Seneca Village and meet the Caribbean community of Flatbush, Brooklyn.


As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect travel globally, NYC & Company recently launched the All In NYC: Travel Trade Webinar Series and All In NYC: Meetings Webinar Series, providing timely updates and opportunities to connect with New York City's world-class hospitality, tourism, meetings and events industry. Webinar recordings can be found at

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