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August 15, 2016

Black-Owned Vacation Rental Web Sites Help Counter Discrimination

African American woman traveling

Imagine trying to book a reservation at a Bed & Breakfast and being rejected, not because of credit issues, but because you are black. Sadly, this is happening often with online vacation booking sites. So two black entrepreneurs started their own vacation booking web sites that offer vacation booking services -- without discrimination.

January 12, 2016

Oldest Black Owned Travel Agency in the United States

Rodgers Travel Bureau, oldest Black-owned travel agency

The honor of being the oldest, continuously operating, African American owned travel agency goes to Rodgers Travel Bureau, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

May 21, 2015

Top 10 Amazing Black-Owned Bed and Breakfasts

Black-owned Bed and Breakfast

There are more than 30,000 Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in the country, but sadly only about 1% are Black-owned. If you don't already know, Bed and Breakfasts are similar to hotels, but are smaller private residences with bedrooms that are available for rent to the public on a night-by-night basis. A free home-cooked breakfast is usually included with each overnight accommodation.

July 27, 2014

African Americans Spend $40 Billion Each Year on Travel and Tourism, But Few of These Dollars Are Re-Invested Into Black Communities... Until Now!

Bill Marriott toasts the grand opening of the new Black-owned Marriott Marquis convention-center hotel in Washington with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray.

The hotel and travel industry is a huge business in the U.S., generating billions of dollars. African Americans alone spend $40 billion a year for business conferences, weddings, vacations and other events, yet very little of that spending comes back into the African American business community. Two groups have recently stepped forward to change all that.