The Collective is a global group of Black travel writers and reporters, lifestyle and hospitality publicists, magazine owners, TV personalities, and industry leaders. We came together in June of 2020 to help each other navigate through the increased attention, both authentic and performative, that we received as America's new racial awakening hit the travel industry. Many of us were often the sole face of color on industry zooms and panels, so the collective meetings are a place for open and real dialogue on how we can amplify diverse Black voices and stories. The Collective serves as space for both seasoned professionals and those new to the industry to come together to share our collective experience and support each other.
OUR ASK OF THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY
We stand in solidarity with our call to action from the industry, which includes: