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Black travel is not a monolith

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Sparked by the viral video showing the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter Movement had taken to the streets before but never to this magnitude, nor intensity. Additionally numerous corporations, institutions, and businesses showed solidarity with the movement. These discussions permeated throughout travel and tourism both in the industry and in academia. As a response to the numerous calls for action, and to keep an authentic conversation about Black lives in the travel space - the goal of this presentation is to take a deeper look into the nexus and intersectionalities of Black travelers and how their experiences in the tourism landscape both collide and diverge from each other. Adopting a counter-storytelling approach from CRT, we wanted to glean insight into the ways in which Black travelers have been included, or excluded, within the travel and tourism industry and how the different facets of their identities have informed these experiences.
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