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June 26, 2017

This Black-Owned Resort in Barbados Will Blow Your Mind

It took six years for African American husband and wife entrepreneurs Michelle and Guy Jenkins to open their luxury resort in the Caribbean. Located on the west coast of Barbados, Villa La Maison Michelle is the only Black American-owned private luxury resort in Barbados.

September 17, 2016

30-Year Old Jamaican Woman Opens Her Own Hotel With No Money -- How She Did It!

Kalisa Martin, founder of Runaway Bed & Breakfast in Jamaica

A dream became a reality for 30-year-old Kalisa Martin who believes that "If you’re scrappy and resourceful, you can change your life with less than you might think." So she did. And she did it with no money! She quit her job, and moved from New York City to Jamaica to start a Bed & Breakfast.

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.