By Rahel Gebreyes, January 28, 2015
Black Americans are at the forefront of a growing travel movement — one that includes an extensive network of globetrotters, a knack for finding the best flight deals and some serious online momentum.
With groups like the 9,000-member-strong Nomadness Travel Tribe monitoring fare glitches and distributing deals via WhatsApp, more and more African Americans are tapping into the world of travel — and helping others do the same. The online community, which is “shattering the myth that people of color don’t travel,” has planned trips and meet ups all over the world. In fact, The Daily Beast reports Nomadness members have booked “over 400 flights to the Middle East, Asia and Africa for leisure travel in 2015 over the past two months alone.”
While stereotypes presuppose that blacks only gravitate to areas like Miami and the Caribbean, the growing travel movement is kicking those assumptions to the curb. Websites like Travel Noire showcase black travelers as they explore Morocco, Singapore and other areas off the beaten path. The movement has also been echoed via social media platforms, like Instagram, founder of Travelista TV Teri Johnson said on Tuesday.