To celebrate that numerous guides, organizations, and think tanks that exist to amplify Black voices in travel we are including some of our favorites here.
THE ABC TRAVEL GREEN BOOK
In a world where our history was purposefully left out and sometimes even erased, the ABC Travel Green Book helps travelers realize that people of the African Diaspora are everywhere! This resource can tell you things search engines can’t! Yes, there are Black people in Yemen. Yes, there are Black people in Turkey. Yes, the next time you take a trip to Quito travel further up north and spend a day with the Afro-Ecuadorians also known as the Esmeraldas. Want your hair braided in South Korea? The ABC Travel Green Book can help you. Are you interested in the Black history tour in Israel? The ABC Travel Green Book has you covered. This resource was created to celebrate Black culture and serve our communities. The ABC Travel Green Book, connecting the African Diaspora globally from A-Z.
BLACK TRAVEL ALLIANCE
THE BLACK TRAVELER: INSIGHTS, OPPORTUNITIES & PRIORITIES
Black Travel Alliance is a professional non-profit organization [501(c)(3)], created in 2020 to encourage, educate, equip and excel black travel professionals in education, media, and corporate positions. Our three pillars of the community are alliance, amplification, and accountability. As travel authors, bloggers, broadcasters, journalists, photographers, podcasters, social media influencers, and vloggers, we unify to amplify. We also aim to provide training and business support to our members, as well as hold destinations and travel brands accountable on the issue of diversity in travel marketing and storytelling.
NOMADNESS TRAVEL TRIBE
BIPOC DIVERSITY IN TRAVEL SURVEY AND TRENDS + INSIGHTS
Almost a decade ago, content creator and community leader, Evita Robinson, curated a travel group, NOMADNESS Travel Tribe, that is recognized amongst Black travelers as the home for their diverse travel movement. Today, this community boasts active membership of over 25,000 people across the globe -- serving not only as a space for travel, but as a community for authentic connections. To better understand the challenges, impacts, and successes of this population, NOMADNESS has developed a series of reports that explore how BIPOC travelers are experiencing and contributing to the tourism industry. Partnering with Tourism RESET, our intention was to amplify marginalized voices and experiences - causing action toward creating an authentic and truly inclusive tourism landscape where these voices are finally valued, heard, represented, and compensated. The BIPOC Diversity in Travel Survey and Trends + Insights data detailed within this report, is the start toward diversifying the travel movement.