Have you heard? Black women are currently killing it in the travel scene. Yes, we have stopped waiting for our friends and boyfriends to take us to our favorite destinations and have taken the reins upon ourselves.
In fact, according to a recent study by the Mandala Research Firm, Black women travel increased by 19% in 2022, which accounted for over $48 billion in travel in the US alone. And we’re not about to stop.
That’s why we’ve created a list of the best Black-owned travel groups (because we support our own) to help you plan your next big trip. These groups are woman-led and cater to women from all walks of life.
So, if you’ve been looking forward to seeing the colorful streets of Thailand or the wildebeest migration spectacle in the Serengeti or Mara, here are the travel groups you should be talking to. They’ll make your next trip worthwhile!
Black Girls Travel Too
Black Girls Travel Too creates world travel experiences that breathe life back into Black Queens and span from the colorful towns of Thailand to the picturesque islands of Barbados and the architectural wonders of the UK and beyond.
Through cultivating the best partnerships worldwide, investing in high-quality customer care teams, and vetting the world’s most prized possession, Black Girls Travel Too allows Black women to take the most unforgettable and IG-shots worthy trips ever!
If you want to book with them, there are already some traveling plans you can join the waitlist. There’s a Barbados Food & Rum Experience, a Thailand Experience, and a Ghana Experience, among others.
Travel Noire was founded in 2013 by Ms. Zim Ugochkuwu as an opportunity for Black people to travel the world. Three years later, though, Zim sold it to Blavity Inc., a firm founded by another phenomenal African-American woman, Morgan DeBaun.
Since then, the firm has flourished and has been dubbed the best travel company for young professionals and millennials. The company’s belief is steeped on the premise that travel doesn’t have to be bank-breaking and neither does it require vacation days. With the right tools and resources, anyone can visit their dream destinations and enjoy every bit!
So, if you’ve been searching for the most authentic and culturally-rich experiences at an affordable price, Travel Noire is the travel company you need.
Never let the fear that your sexy skin tone won’t be accepted in a foreign land hold you back from experiencing what the world has to offer. Sylvia Njoki, the CEO of Soulsync Discoveries, has collected a whole stack of stamps by taking chances and globetrotting like a bawse.
Her company, Soulsync, curates the most exclusive group trips and private experiences to destinations around the globe. It aims to provide life-changing social travel opportunities to adventurous individuals keen on exploring the universe while making new friends and networking along the way.
Some of their upcoming trips include Cape Town, Bali, Senegal, and Cartagena. So, book with them now! You won’t regret it!
Sisters Traveling Solo
Calling all our solo traveling sisters – we found the best travel group for you. Sisters Traveling Solo is one of the most incredible travel firms for Black women looking to have the best experience as they travel alone – because who needs company when you’re all the best company you can have?
And, unlike other solo travel groups, Sisters Traveling Solo provides Black women with premium-quality hotels, excursions, and all-around travel experiences. They aim to leave you with memories that’ll last a lifetime – you know, those that require gathering up all your grandkids and giving them a taste of what it was like seeing the Pyramids of Giza.
And the firm also ensures you’re safe – so no worrying about getting kidnapped in Mexico or married off to Massimo in Italy. You’ll be completely secure in the company of other like-minded travel enthusiasts. So book a trip with them now – they have a Seychelles and Bali trip coming soon, BTW, and enjoy what the world has to offer!
Into traveling with crews? Looking for the best and most cost-friendly way to travel to Myanmar with your squad? Enter: Passport Posse.
The company was started by two travel addicts, Willie and Shantoya, outside a café in Greece. It was born from the need to reverse the negative encounters and perceptions Black people experience when in foreign countries.
And one thing that separates Passport Posse from other travel companies is that they help you cut down on the overhead costs when lodging abroad if you sign up to become a member.
Not to mention you’ll be in the company of people with serious travel cred – the lead ambassadors have collected over 25 stamps each in their passports!
Up In The Air Life
Don’t let broke friends and boyfriends deter you from living your best Black Girl Magic life. And after working thrice as hard as everyone else to get where you are, you deserve to pack your bags to travel to some of the world’s most exotic destinations with Up In The Air Life.
Claire Soares, the company’s CEO, exclusively founded this travel firm to offer Black travelers premium travel experiences, something that had been, up until she launched the company, conspicuously absent from the marketplace.
And let me tell you, this company does organize some of the best travel experiences – they once did a special tasting with Black champagne makers in France and planned a private dinner on the Great Wall of China – Great Wall of China people!
And if you thought that stops there, Up In The Air Life has some fantastic trips set for 2023. So, if you’re ready to embrace the soft life this year, this is the company you should be stalking – literally – they have a Singapore, Brazil and Tanzania+Zanzibar trip planned out. Don’t miss out!