Travel Unity, Announces 2024 Travel Unity Summit Southeast, Sep 18-20 in Jackson

April 5, 2024

Roni Weiss Travel Unity
Roni Weiss, Executive Director at Travel Unity

Travel Unity, a national organization dedicated to fostering inclusivity in travel, has announced its 2024 Travel Unity Summit Southeast will be hosted in the City With Soul. The announcement was made during a press conference this morning held inside Visit Jackson’s Welcome Center in downtown Jackson.

The event, scheduled September 18 – 20, 2024, will bring together travel industry leaders, community organizations, and passionate individuals committed to creating welcoming experiences for travelers of all backgrounds and abilities.

“Jackson is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage,” said Roni Weiss, Executive Director at Travel Unity. “We’re delighted to partner with Visit Jackson to host this important summit and showcase the city’s commitment to inclusivity in travel.”

The Travel Unity Southeast Summit will feature an industry conference designed to spark dialogue and collaboration. Attendees can expect:

Panels featuring travel industry experts discussing best practices for inclusivity

  • Workshops equipping participants with tools and strategies to make their businesses and destinations more welcoming
  • Networking opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations

“We’re fiercely committed to reflecting and upholding the value of diversity of thought, culture, and lifestyles as a part of our architecture and who we are as a people in the City With Soul,” said Dr. Rickey Thigpen, President & CEO of Visit Jackson. "This summit aligns with Visit Jackson’s mission to promote the city as a welcoming destination for all.”

Registration and Summit details can be found at Members of the Travel Unity Alliance and other affiliated organizations receive discounted registration to the Summit. Professionals or organizations interested in joining the Alliance should visit, or contact Executive Director Roni Weiss at

About Travel Unity

Founded in 2016, Travel Unity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on increasing diversity in the world of travel through individual and community empowerment. Travel Unity works with organizations within the world of travel to broaden their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts through certifications, education, training, DEI audits and other services. Additionally, Travel Unity connects community groups and individuals with travel, cultural, and educational experiences to promote personal and professional growth.

About Travel Unity Alliance

Travel Unity Alliance is a network of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion-minded professionals, who share resources and knowledge with the goal of making the travel industry welcoming to everyone.