Articles tagged “black travel movement”

Are Cultural Tours Built on Exploitation?

Are Cultural Tours Built on Exploitation?

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Cultural tours to communities of color involve many parties: travel advisors, tour operators, service providers, travelers themselves, and more. So who's responsible for making sure that a trip to an indigenous community or a historically black neighborhood is carried out ethically?

1 month ago

U.S. Attractions Fail to Satisfy Minority Visitors

U.S. Attractions Fail to Satisfy Minority Visitors

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

U.S. attractions could do a much better job of serving travelers of color. It's not just a matter of marketing and content curation but hiring practices as well.

3 months ago

Smithsonian Explores History of Black Leisure Travel With New Documentary

Smithsonian Explores History of Black Leisure Travel With New Documentary

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The Green Book helped black Americans move about safely during segregation, but it also sparked the growth of black leisure travel and fueled entrepreneurship in the community for years to come.

7 months ago

Philly Tourism Board Builds on Its Success Attracting Black Tourists

Philly Tourism Board Builds on Its Success Attracting Black Tourists

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Even in 2018, many travel companies still hesitate to engage people of color through marketing. Those companies, which are leaving money on the table, could take a cue from Visit Philadelphia's long-running video series featuring a member of The Roots.

10 months ago

Black Travel Founders Wary of Investment If It Means Loss of Control

Black Travel Founders Wary of Investment If It Means Loss of Control

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Venture capital has definite appeal for founders looking to scale faster, but some black travel entrepreneurs would rather avoid that discriminatory world.

1 year ago

Lynching Memorial Draws Tourists to a New Kind of Deep South

Lynching Memorial Draws Tourists to a New Kind of Deep South

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

In Montgomery, Alabama, the tourism board and a new memorial to victims of lynching are building off each other's visibility, drawing visitors into a revitalized area of the Deep South they may not recognize.

1 year ago

New Orleans Still Seeing Boost to Women’s Group Travel From Girls Trip Film

New Orleans Still Seeing Boost to Women’s Group Travel From Girls Trip Film

Brittney Oliver, Skift

Many women who saw Girls Trip were inspired by seeing representation of the black travel movement on the big screen. Combine that with the buzz of the longstanding Essence Festival and women’s group travel to New Orleans is up.

1 year ago

More Black Travelers Hit the Great Outdoors as Camping Activity Jumps

More Black Travelers Hit the Great Outdoors as Camping Activity Jumps

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Black outdoor enthusiasts are camping, hiking, rock climbing, and RVing in greater numbers. But it’s not because white America, which dominates the sector, reached out. Black America made it happen.

1 year ago

African Tourism Boards Often See the American Traveler as White

African Tourism Boards Often See the American Traveler as White

Dana Givens, Skift

While there’s interest among African tourism boards in marketing actively to black Americans, these boards are missing opportunities by not diversifying their strategies.

1 year ago

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Road trips in the United States are statistically on the rise due to both economic and cultural factors. These vacations have incredible potential to reflect what's simmering beneath the surface of contemporary America.

1 year ago

Professional Retreats Show Black Travel Movement Gets Down to Business

Professional Retreats Show Black Travel Movement Gets Down to Business

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Somewhere between leisure travel and a career boot camp lies a professional retreat. Now, there's one that acts as a safe space for black professionals.

1 year ago

Black Female Travel Influencers Face Obstacles That Their White Counterparts Don’t

Black Female Travel Influencers Face Obstacles That Their White Counterparts Don’t

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Black female travel influencers work overtime: explaining blackness to others, facing racism and related physical dangers, and convincing brands to work with them in the first place. It's a rare influencer who does all of that while promoting awareness of cultural appropriation.

2 years ago