Has there been a rise in Black people travelling? Or have our travels just become more visible? It’s fair to say, that there are now multiple networks for Back people to connect with other Black travellers which most of them did not exist 5 years ago.All these Travel networks create platforms for Black people to share their travel experiences in Africa and beyond ,they also break the myth that Black people do not travel and create a much needed representation.
Visiter L’Afrique which means ‘Visiting Africa’ in English, describe themselves as a digital platform, interactive and collaborative dedicated to tourism and culture on the African continent. Travellers will publish their log books. Residents tell of their daily lives and we discover their village, their town, and their country. This is a great initiative to present Africa as it is seen by Africans themselves. Their Ambassadors are all local/indigenous people of their country who share stories of their daily lives, share tips on the best attractions and places to hang out. Still a new network and only established in 2014, they are always looking for more people to share their experiences.
The voyage of modern day African Americans who have gone back to the Motherland, living and working there are shared, serving as a source encouragement for others to follow suit. Travelling or permanently relocating to Africa can be a very moving and beautiful journey that some African Americans choose to take, especially when we have the technology to find out the exact location our ancestors came from by taking DNA tests.
This is for the savvy Black traveller, Black curators live in major cities, sprawling metropolises, countryside’s, on boats & in mountains and everywhere in between. They span from The Americas to the dunes of the Middle East, from Europe to Oceania and from the tip of Africa to the paddy fields of Asia.
The Founder; Rondel Holder, hopes the blog will improve the quality of lifestyle within Black communities by developing a platform that both entertains and informs, through travel and embracing cultures ignorance can be destroyed and instead communion fosters peace and understanding. The mission is to ease the fear and frustration of travelling, of not being able to find reviews that match the point of view of the young Black professional, to encourage people to live life to the max and experience different cultures and expand their minds.
The Travel Tribe, by the name of Nomadness, was created by Evita Robinson and stemmed from her travel series Nomad·ness TV. Although it is an exclusive invitation-only platform, it boasts of a 10,000+ strong membership. They describe themselves as an edgy and underrepresented demographic in the international travel industry, With plenty of stories, advice, photos and conversation about their personal experiences around the world.
A hub to facilitate the fostering of relationships between black Women and to share their experiences to encourage other Women to travel. This digital platform gives a voice to Black Female travellers to share their journeys and give light to their individual worldviews.
Founded by Danny Rivers Mitchell, Black Girls Travel Too is another network set up to be a community that would inspire and empower Women of colour to travel the world.
Black Travellers hacks compromises of a very handy series of practical advice, general discussions, and travel hacks, as well as fare alerts and much more.
Black and Abroad’s manifesto is guided by three principles that represent the heart of their mission; Explore, Embrace and Empower. The aim of this cultural collective is to elevate the community through world exploration, devoted to redefining world experiences for the contemporary Black traveller and serves as a resource for travel related media to inspire.
What started off as a hashtag #travelisthenewclub quickly developed into a movement, running on the basis that Travelling abroad is much more fun than a night spent at a club, it seeks to promote Black people to travel and organise trips together .
This is a space for young urban professionals who love to travel to share their vast knowledge of international destinations which includes information available on what to do, where to go, and how to navigate foreign lands from the perspective of an African American/Black person. The site is also useful to find the next place to visit.
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