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Transforming Michigan Tourism by Ensuring Safe, Accessible and Welcoming Communities

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are more than just buzzwords, they are an increasingly important part of any community’s tourism strategy. Recognizing that diverse groups of people are traveling and searching for exciting, inclusive attractions, building a tourism marketing strategy to welcome them will help position your community's tourism economy to grow both now and in the future. 

The Tourism Team of Michigan State University Extension is proud to offer the upcoming online seminar series “Transforming Michigan Tourism by Ensuring Safe, Accessible and Welcoming Communities.” This series will focus on the basic tenets of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and how a community can more effectively make itself a welcoming destination for all travelers. 

Future sessions will focus on building strong and mutually-beneficial tourism partnerships with diverse communities in your area while attracting new travelers, and a case study of community and tourism development by and for diverse groups in Detroit.

Wednesdays, September 29, October 27, November 10
12:30-1:30 p.m. ET

Via Zoom

Your registration includes all sessions and access to recordings if you cannot attend live!

Cost: $25 (includes all live sessions and recordings)

If you are unable to pay, a limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact Will Cronin (, 906-281-7270) to discuss opportunities.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact Will Cronin, MSU Extension Tourism and Community Development Educator at or 906-281-7270.