50 Black Travel Influencers You Should Be Following on Instagram For Major Wanderlust
The world is experiencing a major moment of social change right now in the fight against racial injustice, and many industries are realising that there's much more work to be done to amplify Black voices. Historically, the travel industry has been dominated by the perspectives of white males. In March 2018, National Geographic issued an apology for the way they had covered people of colour in the United States and abroad since the publication's founding, titled, "For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It." But with more people turning to the digital world and away from the printed one, apps like Instagram have given us a platform to share our voices and reflect our travel styles.
Women's solo travel is one niche that we've seen greatly empowered by social media. But while Black travellers generate over $63 billion (roughly £51 billion) yearly for the travel industry, their voices are hardly reflected in marketing campaigns, press trips, bylines, or even in social feeds. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you love travel content, you should be diversifying your feeds with more Black content creators, and if you're not sure where to start, here are 50 writers, poets, entrepreneurs, marketing gurus, and more that are changing the travel industry one country at a time. Hit follow and let these travellers show you the world.