Black Travel Movement
What It Is And What You Need To Know
The black travel movement invites everyone especially black travelers to conquer their fears, pursue their dreams and fully experience what this world offers. This powerful movement has emerged over the past decade, and it is here to stay! African Americans do travel, and they can prove to be an integral part of changing how foreigners think about other races.
For many years there’s been the misconception that people of color don’t travel. They like to stay home and socialize within their community rather than leave the country, participate in new experiences and immerse themselves in a different culture. The black travel movement has shattered this myth, and broken boundaries as more African Americans travel the world. Unfortunately, the media doesn’t highlight the increase in African American global travel. Despite the media, the Black Travel Movement is one of the largest growing segments in the travel industry. It is estimated that over $109 billion is spent on travel annually by Black travelers who take one or more trips per year.
Here’s some more information about The Black Travel Movement: What It Is And What You Need To Know:
What Makes Black Travel Different?
Most African Americans that travel often do it differently than other ethnicities. It’s not uncommon to want to travel in groups and really get to know the local people. They tend to spend more money on their accommodations but will spend less on experiences, as they would rather go out and engage with the locals and try to find more authentic experiences.
Why Is It Important?
Many foreigners don’t have a lot of experience with those of other ethnicities. This means that they often believe stereotypes about other ethnic groups before getting to know them. It’s important for Black people to travel more often in order to squash negative stereotypes that are all too common.
What Can Be Done To Promote The Black Travel Movement?
If you travel, then you are already a part of the black travel movement. You can promote it by simply traveling more. Don’t be afraid to go places. Doing so can help break down barriers between other ethnicities and dispel myths that others may have about blacks in general.
Set up a group trip. Did you know that you can get free perks by setting up a cruise group that ranges from money to spend onboard to cocktail parties and free cabins? If you take a trip within the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, or South America, some companies will offer you 50% off with a group of 8 people – and a free trip when you reach 16 travelers. You can divide the savings among the group or keep it as the group leader and save your friends and family money. Get a website for your group so you can promote it. Find out about Black Cruise Groups and Black Events.
Share your pictures on digital channels : social media and find social media influencers. Help show the world by sharing your experiences online. It also gives others the courage to travel once they see how much there is to experience in this world. Online communities and social media influencers inspire a new generation of global explorers to travel. Look for Black traveler hashtags such as #blacktravel #travel #blacktravelfeed #travelnoire #blacktravelmovement #blacktraveljourney #blacktravelgram to add to your photos and you might get move views.
Support black-owned travel groups and black owned businesses. Over 110,000+ members strong on their community groups Facebook group, Florida based Grown & Sexy Cruises, Travel & Events offers affordable cruises, vacations, and special event packages. The group’s mission is to empower Black travelers to travel by offering groundbreaking travel packages with featured entertainment to destinations around the world to support the Black Travel Movement. The group’s core travelers are professionals ranging from 35 to 55, and one of the things that makes the trips unique is the nightly theme parties. There are 3 to 4 cruises per year with Celebrity DJs, Comedians, Guest Speakers, poets, seminars & more. Black-owned businesses who travel with the group are provided time onboard via a Pop Mall to introduce their profession, products, or crafts to fellow cruisers at no charge. This is an amazing opportunity the founder, Keith Jones, provides for Black business owners to get exposure from travelers all over the U.S. Such an amazing example of Black representation in the travel industry.
G&S vacation packages are laid back, typically at all-inclusive resorts, but still offer nightly theme parties with DJs. Special events travel such as Mardi Gras, Jazz at the Gardens, Super Bowl & Essence. For the adventurous traveler, how about a trip to Dubai, with lots of sightseeing, a welcome party, desert safari dinner & a farewell party on Dubai’s largest yacht, all at an affordable price. Thailand, Maldives, Europe, Panama & Colombia, and so many destinations in the future!
Vow to play a positive part in the black travel movement and travel! As always make sure to support black owned businesses. We encourage travel authors and bloggers to join us!