Articles tagged “civil rights”

Business Travel

Travel Advisors See U.S. Domestic Tourism Evolving Amid Inbound Woes

Domestic leisure travel among Americans appears to be getting stronger, helping to offset declining growth in international visitors to the U.S. It's also growing in new directions, with glamping and cultural tours especially popular.

Travel Advisors See U.S. Domestic Tourism Evolving Amid Inbound Woes

Media and PR

Smithsonian Explores History of Black Leisure Travel With New Documentary

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.

Smithsonian Explores History of Black Leisure Travel With New Documentary

Tourism

Civil Rights Park Sites Get Funding Boost for Milestone Year

It seems like the Trump administration is trying to support civil rights sites during a very important milestone year. But the funding for the site grants comes from controversial oil drilling revenues the administration is seeking to grow, and possibly expand to other national park sites.

Civil Rights Park Sites Get Funding Boost for Milestone Year

Tourism

First U.S. National Civil Rights Trail Seeks International Tourism Appeal

America's first national civil rights trail has broad appeal. More international visitors are planning trips around these black history museums and landmarks, many new and revamped, and this trail could lengthen and multiply those trips.

First U.S. National Civil Rights Trail Seeks International Tourism Appeal

Tourism

Black Travel Movement Gets Even More Relevant

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.

Black Travel Movement Gets Even More Relevant

Online Travel

Civil Rights Tourism Is Growing and Needs Better Apps

Smart destination marketing organizations will recognize that civil rights isn't just a hot-button political issue — it's a crucial part of a destination's identity, and with the right tech, it can draw visitors accordingly.

Civil Rights Tourism Is Growing and Needs Better Apps

Tourism

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

Historically, tourism in the Deep South steered clear of discussing slavery and Jim Crow, instead leaning on less contentious topics like country music and antebellum architecture. But now, civil rights museums are becoming an important part of the South's tourism landscape, even if many state tourism boards haven't gotten on the bandwagon.

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South