Black Travel Summit Launches Luxury Sensory Experience at ‘Stay Fly’ Event for Influencers & Vloggers

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Step foot into an indulgent experience, engaging your senses while embracing the cadence of luxury travel at the hybrid Black Travel ‘Stay Fly’ mini-summit on January 29, 2022  from 2:00PM-6:00PM EST at the Hyatt Central Brickell Miami.

Key professionals will be featured in this half-day event including a diverse range of entrepreneurs and experts in the luxury travel, beauty, and investment sectors, in addition to business development specialists representing both international and domestic Black professionals.

“At the Black Travel Summit, we are of the community and for the community,” says founder and CEO Anita Francois. “There is an underestimated amount of talent that goes unrecognized and many of us are oftentimes overlooked. The Black Travel Summit creates a space to highlight and amplify those voices, in addition to inviting the overarching tourism industry in to see what we have to offer and to collaborate. DE&I efforts are continuous in the work we do and in the brands we choose to work with.” Born and raised in London, UK, to a Seychellois mother and Haitian father, Anita has had an affinity for traveling, history, and cultures from a young age. Outside of founding the Black Travel Summit, she is a museum curator, an archaeologist, and a global traveler of more than 30 countries.

Speakers will cover topics that include, ‘Being Black in Luxury Aviation’ and ‘Recognizing Self-Worth through Self-Care during Travel.’ Hyatt’s Global Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Tyronne Stoudemire, and Hyatt’s Global Director of Sales, Americas, Michele Bondanelli, will open the summit with a Q&A panel featuring guests Donte Johnson, general manager, and Jason C. Bass, director of culture and Impact at Revival Baltimore, a JdV by Hyatt hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

The economic value of Black travelers in 2019 grew to $129.6 billion by U.S. travelers alone (up 51% from 2018) and $29.9 billion by travelers from the UK/Ireland, Germany, Canada and France. This not only makes the Black spending power & representational marketing critical to the tourism industry, but investing in & facilitating growth in these sectors is of utmost importance.

The mission of the Black Travel Summit is to support, expand and enhance the voices of Black travelers and travel professionals through providing a stage for discussions and recognition, and highlighting entrepreneurs and Black-owned businesses catering to the traveling public. 

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