(GREATER PALM SPRINGS, CA)  Visit Greater Palm Springs was presented the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Champion Award at the Cal Travel Summit Awards Dinner held in Monterey, California. This esteemed recognition highlights Visit Greater Palm Springs’ commitment to advocating, educating, developing programs, and raising awareness of DEI issues within the travel and tourism industry.


The DEI Champion Award is bestowed upon an individual or organization member that has demonstrated outstanding dedication to strengthening and effecting meaningful change to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the travel and tourism sector.


Visit Greater Palm Springs continues to work to foster a more inclusive and equitable tourism landscape, both within our organization and throughout our destination.


“We firmly believe that inclusivity is a cornerstone of a vibrant and thriving community, and we are deeply committed to ensuring that all visitors to Greater Palm Springs feel welcomed, valued, and celebrated,” stated Scott White, Visit Greater Palm Springs president and CEO.


“This award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team, partners, and the entire Greater Palm Springs community. It is also a reminder that our journey towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion is ongoing, and we remain committed to driving positive change within our industry.”


For more information about Visit Greater Palm Springs and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in tourism, please visit our website here.




About California Travel Association
For more than 40 years, California Travel Association (CalTravel) has been the unified advocacy voice of the travel and tourism industry in California. Our mission is to protect and advance the interests and investments of California's travel industry through advocacy, collaboration, and education. For more information, visit caltravel.org.


About Visit Greater Palm Springs

Visit Greater Palm Springs (VGPS) is the official destination marketing organization for the nine-city Southern California oasis of Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. Founded in 1989 with a mission to positively affect the destination’s $7.5 billion tourism economy and quality of life for its residents, VGPS provides sales, marketing and PR, and destination development activities to grow visitation from potential leisure travelers and event, meeting and convention group markets.