The world is currently experiencing a great moment of social change in the fight against racial injustice, and many industries are realizing that much more needs to be done to amplify the black voices. In the past, the travel industry was dominated by the perspectives of white men. In March 2018 National Geographic issued an apology for the way they have treated black people in the US and abroad since the publication was launched, entitled “Our reporting has been racist for decades. To grow beyond our past, we must acknowledge it. ” With more people turning to the digital world and turning away from the printed world, apps like Instagram have given us a platform where we can share our voices and reflect our travel styles.
Solo travel by women is a niche that we see heavily supported by social media. While black travelers generate over $ 63 billion annually for the travel industry, their voices are rarely reflected in marketing campaigns, press trips, bylines, or even social feeds. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you love travel content, diversify your feeds with more black content creators. If you’re not sure where to start, here are 50 writers, poets, entrepreneurs, marketing gurus, and more who are transforming the travel industry one country at a time. Click Follow and let these ladies show you the world.