Welcome to the second part in Girls Who Travel’s series highlighting WOC in the travel world! Today, we are spotlighting 5 of our favorite Black-owned businesses who cater to tools for travel.
Started by Evie Robbie in 2011 as a YouTube channel, Nomadness Tribe has grown into a massive global movement. They offer trips, conferences, even a TED Talk. Their mission is to”show the world that travel has no racial, gender, religious, economic, or interest limitations through our community representation and relevancy.” Say it again for the people in the back!
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Travel Noire is digital media company serving millennials of the African Diaspora. Through inspired content, they help discerning travelers, discover, plan and experience new destinations. Their founder, Zim Ugochukwu, has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30 Awardee. Her business has been featured in the New York Times, TIME, CBS This Morning, ELLE, The Nation, Essence, NPR, among others. On top of that it was hand selected by Oprah for SuperSoul 100, a collection of inspired leaders using their voices and talents to elevate humanity. NBD. Oh wait actually, huge deal.
Their City Guides make exploring a new destination a breeze. They plan your trip so you don’t have to. Grab a City Guide (or several) for $25USD each.
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What started as an Instagram Account in January of 2015, has now become a black travel movement that has changed the lives of hundreds of women. A single field trip to Washington, DC sparked founder Dianelle Rivers-Mitchell’s passion for travel that would lead her to become a pioneer in the black travel movement, offering trips that “offer women the freedom to live up to no one’s expectations of our lives but our OWN.” Anyone else get goosebumps?
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Airfordable allows you to book a flight for a fraction of the cost upfront. You can pay the remaining balance in installments before your departure date. Co-founded by Ama Marfo, her love for technology and travel intersected leading her to develop the foundation for what is now Airfordable. Airfordable helps solve a personal problem that initially gave her the urge because she couldn’t travel home to visit family during college breaks. BRB, booking our next flight right now.
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