Do you dream of spending your days globe-trotting across the world, experiencing different cultures and cultivating friendships with people from various countries? Here are four travel groups that are building and shaping the Black Travel Movement and changing the narrative about what it means to Travel While Black. In the past, black travelers have been minimal and being a black traveler, meant you were in the minority. However, in recent years, black travel has become a strong, thriving movement with thousands of black people making trips to numerous parts of the world. With the appearance of the “black travel movement”, we’ve seen an increased need for black-owned travel startups that give resources, support and guidance for black travelers. Here are four travel companies, all led and founded by incredible black women!
1. Nomadness Travel Tribe
Nomadness was one of the first groups that offered representation of the millennial travel demographic, and more specifically, the black millennial demographic. They currently have over 19,000 black and brown nomads, who are collectively responsible for approximately 50 million dollars being contributed into the travel industry every year. They also have a web series called “The NOMADNESS Project”, which is co-executive produced by Evita Robinson and HBO ‘Insecure’s Issa Rae. “The NOMADNESS Project” documents the international travels of the Tribe group, interviews members living abroad and aims to understand life as an expat of color. Nomadness has a Facebook group, which is a must-join for any black traveler who wants to see the world. Members can chat about travel and trade tips, arrange international meetups as well as participate in group trips.
Watch the incredible Ted Talk by the group’s founder, Evita Robinson, on the importance of black travel: