In a world that is experiencing a global pandemic, every person and every industry including travel and tourism are feeling the painful impact of shared losses. Loss of jobs, income, customers, revenue and more painful, losing people we love is devastating for all! As the entire tourism industry has been turned upside down, small and large companies are vying for dollars from the stimulus plan to sustain businesses and most importantly, our employees. There is a global spirit of community emphasizing that "we are all in this together" and "we will get through these uncertain times together!"
CHEA is committed to addressing disparities and economic inequalities to help level the playing field. We work to create broader diversity, inclusion and engagement of multicultural tourism-related businesses and attractions from underserved heritage, rural and urban neighborhoods/communities in global destinations.
We look forward to partnering with destination marketing organizations, governments, educational institutions, community organizations and corporations to provide tourism development programs to support broader inclusion of local community assets. CHEA leverages tourism as an economic driver for fueling local businesses, creating job opportunities, and driving tourists to underserved communities for rich, authentic cultural experiences.
Stephanie M. Jones, Founder