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Saturday, April 18 • 10:00am - 10:50am
50 Shades of Black: Understanding Diversity’s Impact On The Future Of Travel

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The black traveler is the industry Cinderalla story of 2015. Although just rising to the mainstream consciousness with articles in the Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. Black travel is nothing new – but what’s so different? Brands are beginning to take notice, the community is taking charge of it’s image, and smart destinations are beginning to cater to this “new” audience. 

Bringing together some of the leading voices in #brandingblacktravel, the panel will address the following:

  • How can brands connect with travelers of color?

  • What are some of the similarities between millennial black travelers and mainstream millenials?

  • Where are the nuances in the black travel community?

  • How is social media impacting the visibility of black travelers?

  • What are some of the issues still facing the black travel community?

  • What are the nuances within the black travel space?

  • What can the “traditional” travel industry learn from the recent success of online black travel communities?

  • Who “owns” the message around the black traveler brand?

  • What are the top destinations for black travelers?

  • What are some of the trends among black travelers?

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Cherae Robinson

Founder, Tastemakers Africa
@sasyraeCherae Robinson has spent a decade focused on connecting international nonprofits to new audiences. In 2014, Cherae bridged her passion for travel, her commitment to development, and her love of Africa to create Tastemakers Africa, a mobile app and content platform... Read More →

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Isoul Harris

Editor-in-Chief, UPTOWN
As the Editor-In-Chief of UPTOWN, Isoul Harris clocks more time in airport lounges than in his office. Armed with a strong curiosity (and an odd obsession with gorgeous hotel lobbies), this Morehouse College and NYU grad brings his global experiences (whether leaping from cliffs... Read More →
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Evita Robinson

CEO/Creator, Nomadness Travel Tribe
@evierobbieIn September 2011, Evita (Evie) Robinson created the Nomadness Travel Tribe, an online social community for travelers worldwide who share a similar urban background and were looking for like-minded travelers to connect with. Now the Tribe is over 12,000 strong, internationally. In... Read More →
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Zim Ugochukwu

Founder, Travel Noire
@zimismZim is the founder of Travel Noire, a digital publishing platform. Travel Noire’s vision is to be the world’s most comprehensive end-to-end travel resource for unconventional travelers of color. By creating compelling tools, resources & experiences to help travelers discover, plan and... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Concert Hall 150 W. 83rd St. NY, NY 10024

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