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Condé Nast Traveler: Women Who Travel Podcast:

Updated: Dec 12, 2021

The Travel Industry Needs to Do More for Women of Color

Women Who Travel Podcast: Since starting the Women Who Travel podcast, our mission has been to dissect the realities of traveling as a self-identifying woman today—the good and the bad. Of course, nobody’s travel experience is the same, but for women of color, many of the negative realities are intensified. Members of our Facebook group have been vocal on this topic: Some cited instances of discrimination with the TSA; others described a sense of loneliness upon realizing they are the only person of color in a hotel or restaurant. One member wrote, “I rarely see an advertisement of a woman of color or articles by women of color about traveling around the world.” To continue this conversation felt urgent, which is why we are using our sixth episode of Women Who Travel to discuss why women of color remain woefully underrepresented by the travel industry, and ask, what can be done to bring on change.

Joining us in the studio this week is Jessica Nabongo, founder of the blog The Catch Me If You Can and boutique travel firm Jet Black; Traveler contributor Sarah Khan; and Huffington Post social media editor Rowaida Abdelaziz.

Read More of the Original Story on Condé Nast Traveler.

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