Articles tagged “black travel movement”

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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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago

Black Millennial Travelers Plan Trips Around Safety and Acceptance

Black Millennial Travelers Plan Trips Around Safety and Acceptance

Sarah Enelow, Skift

New data suggest that black travelers make decisions based on safety and acceptance, but should black travelers have to pay more than their white counterparts for those benefits?

2 years ago

Black Travel Movement Gets Even More Relevant

Black Travel Movement Gets Even More Relevant

Sarah Enelow, Skift

The Black Travel Movement becomes all the more relevant as the NAACP issues a travel warning domestically, and destinations question what Confederate monuments say to visitors. Take a look back at our coverage of this $48 billion market.

2 years ago

New Orleans Removes Last of 4 Confederate Statues to Become More Welcoming

New Orleans Removes Last of 4 Confederate Statues to Become More Welcoming

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press

The slow but steady removal of confederate symbols across the American South sends an important message, especially to black travelers: you are welcome here. The Louisiana state tourism board could do more to echo that sentiment.

2 years ago

Black Travel Marketing Gets Political

Black Travel Marketing Gets Political

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Travel marketing in the Trump era will likely get more political, and that includes ads designed by the woke leaders of the Black Travel Movement.

3 years ago

DNA Testing Becomes a Heritage Tourism Hook for Black Travelers

DNA Testing Becomes a Heritage Tourism Hook for Black Travelers

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Recent advances in DNA testing have made the service more accurate and affordable, which opens up the heritage tourism market to black Americans like never before.

3 years ago

Airbnb, Police Brutality and More Ways Travel Is Different for Black Travelers

Airbnb, Police Brutality and More Ways Travel Is Different for Black Travelers

Sarah Enelow, Skift

The Black Travel Movement in the U.S. has gained serious momentum in the last couple of years, and the industry would be wise to understand the struggles and spending decisions of black travelers. Police brutality and racism on Airbnb's platform are significant parts of the equation.

3 years ago