An integral part of tourism today
Equality is a vital part of any thriving industry, and tourism is no different. The Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty sets out our duty as a Public Body. We have to show that we are fully committed to eliminating discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
However, our latest Mainstreaming Report for 2020/21 is called "Our People - Committed to Transformation and Resilience”, and goes beyond 'compliance and duty' to really demonstrate that diversity and equality are just part of what we do. Through text, videos, images, case studies and animations, this report tells our story: if you have equality at the centre of your organisation, the effect ripples out to all you work with and for.
We have been working to promote active diversity initiatives, in our business and events, our tourism industry, our stakeholders and for 'Our People'. Our Equal Pay review is in the Appendix along with the stats, however, what we have done to change perceptions about what it means to be inclusive is at the heart of this report. Our staff tell the story in their own words and we are on a journey to develop new equality outcomes that are relevant to our industry and people. We are an organisation that values difference, but we are not defined by it. Read it, and see what we mean!