Articles tagged “black travel movement”

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.

21 hours 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.

3 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

7 months 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.

8 months 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.

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

10 months 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.

11 months ago

The Detroit Travel Story Is Starting to Get Rewritten by the Black Travel Movement

The Detroit Travel Story Is Starting to Get Rewritten by the Black Travel Movement

Sarah Enelow, Skift

The mainstream media currently has control of the Detroit travel story, but the Black Travel Movement is about to redefine what it means to visit the blackest city in America.

1 year ago

A Paris Tour Tracks the Old Haunts of Famous Black Americans

A Paris Tour Tracks the Old Haunts of Famous Black Americans

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

The City of Light famously embraced African-American expats fleeing American racism. A tour of the former hangouts of these intellectuals, performers, and other luminaries can offer a fresh travel experience.

1 year ago