The National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collaborative (BTT) working in partnership with the Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism, Inc. (CHAT), a Black-owned receptive tour operator based in Miami, FL, is launching the Black Cultural Heritage Road Trip on May 30. The Black Cultural Heritage Tours (BCHT) team will travel throughout the United States curating local, immersive Black cultural heritage tour itineraries and experiences through connections with the people and places that have shaped Black communities from the past to the present. “As the only Black-owned receptive tour operator in the U.S., our mission is to create inclusion and engagement of local Black cultural heritage community assets in the multibillion-dollar tourism industry, spurring economic growth and sustainability for small businesses and cultural institutions in underserved Black communities,” said Stephanie Jones, president of CHAT and founder of BTT. The BCHT itineraries aim to illuminate, amplify, protect, and preserve cultural heritage throughout the United States through storytelling and authentic local experiences that are life-affirming and sustainable.
About Black Cultural Heritage Tours (BCHT)
Powered by Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism, Inc. (CHAT), Black Cultural Heritage Tours curates local and immersive Black cultural heritage tour itineraries, experiences, and connections to the people and places that have shaped community and culture from the past to the present. As the only Black-owned receptive tour operator in the U.S., CHAT’s focus on Black-owned businesses and attractions levels the playing field for small businesses while creating transformative experiences for culturally curious travelers to learn about history and celebrate the rich diversity of Black culture in the U.S. and all over the world. Learn more at www.experienceblackculture.com
About the National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collaborative (BTT)
The National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collaborative’s (BTT) is powered by the Cultural Heritage Economic Alliance, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. BTT’s mission is to facilitate the development of a thriving Black tourism ecosystem to ensure Black travel and tourism businesses are full participants in the travel industry. Working in collaboration with a diverse group of national travel & tourism organizations, small businesses, educators, media and influencers, DMOs and other industry leaders, we curate and implement initiatives designed to increase diversity, equity and inclusion, eliminate racial inequalities, and create economic opportunities to advance Blacks in travel and tourism. BTT strives to level the playing field to advance Blacks in travel and tourism businesses. www.blacksintourism.org