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The Black Travel Expo (BTE) is an annual conference created to provide a professional, inclusive, diverse and safe meeting space and platform for people of color who love to travel, learn about destinations, gain knowledge about the travel industry, and share their travel stories. The expo is designed to showcase various cultures and travel experiences with the intent to educate people of color on how travel can change and impact their lives forever. BTE’s curated programming features panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking interactions with travel industry’s leading professionals, social media influencers, tour operators, travel enthusiasts, and aspirational travelers.
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Inaugural Black Travel Expo coming to Atlanta in October
The first Black Travel Expo is set to be held Oct. 14-17 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. It’s designed for people of color to learn more about the travel industry, plan their vacations, and meet travel leaders and influencers.
According to a report by the Black Travel Alliance and MMGY Global, Black leisure travelers from the U.S. spent $109.4 billion in the industry in 2019, which shows a larger need for accommodating diversity within the travel industry.
That’s why Maurice Foley, the Black Travel Expo’s founder and CEO, created the expo. The event is the only one of its kind held in the U.S. this year. Currently, the main sponsors include the city of Atlanta, Delta Airlines and the Marriott Marquis Atlanta.
“The Black Travel Expo is important for the Black traveling public to learn how travel began for people of color. It is the place to hear amazing travel stories, receive great travel advice, learn how to travel on various budgets, and find out who’s who in the Black travel industry. Most importantly, (they will) support Black travel entrepreneurs, products, services, and brands over one weekend and under one roof,” said Foley.
Keynote speakers include Kellee Edwards, adventurer and Travel Channel host; Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe; Stephanie Jones, founder of the National Black in Travel and Tourism Collaborative; Denella Ri’chard, travel executive product and TV host of “Traveling with Denella Ri’chard”; and Jay Cameron, founder and CEO of Maximum Impact. Subjects of presentations will include everything from the latest travel news to travel trends and inspiration.
Individuals who love to travel or who are part of the travel industry are welcome to register for a $99 early bird fee. To see the full schedule, speaker and panelist profiles, exhibitors, live entertainment and more, visit blacktravelexpo.co .
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Jun 09, 2023, 10:00 AM – Jun 11, 2023, 6:00 PM
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Inaugural Black Travel Expo Set to Take Place in Atlanta, Georgia
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It will now be easier for people of color to learn more about the travel business, plan their next big vacation, find out who's who in the travel business, and meet travel leaders and influencers. The inaugural Black Travel Expo will be held this October 14-17, 2021 , in Atlanta, Georgia at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
The Black Travel Expo's founder and CEO Maurice Foley reacted to a report by the Black Travel Alliance (BTA) and MMGY Global that identified the obvious need for a travel event for people of color who love to travel. Mr. Foley created this weekend event in order to provide a platform and gathering place for black travel consumers and entrepreneurs. The BTA and MMGY Global report produced in November 2020 , stated Black U.S Leisure travelers spent $109.4 billion in 2019. For more information about the MMGY report, click the following link. https://www.mmgyglobal.com/news/black-u-s-leisure-travelers-spent-109-4-billion-on-travel-in-2019-according-to-new-report/
The Black Travel Expo will connect travel enthusiasts with top travel providers from around the U.S. to learn about unique experiences that will take the typical get-away and turn it into an extraordinary experience.
Exhibitors will showcase their travel products and services on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 . Registration is open with early bird passes available for $99.00 . The Black Travel Expo will be the only black travel consumer and trade expo in North America . Travel related exhibitors are encouraged to sign up and sponsorship opportunities are also available.
For the complete black travel expo schedule, keynote speakers, panelists, exhibitors, live entertainment, and information, visit blacktravelexpo.co.
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Meet Maurice Foley: Founder Of The Black Travel Expo
Maurice Foley is the founder of The Black Travel Expo . The event took place in Atlanta at the Marquis Marriot Hotel on June 3-4, 2022. It had over 2000 guests in attendance for its premiere. It included over 20+ panelists and speakers, 25 workshops and events, and 75 sponsors and vendors. This historic expo will be the spark for many more events to come.
Here is Maurice’s story:
Maurice became a full-time entrepreneur in June 2021 after he launched his latest venture the Black Travel Expo. He has degrees in communications and marketing and a master’s degree in management. Maurice has had a passion for travel since the age of 6. He now has incorporated his travel adventures into various business opportunities.
10 years ago, he launched a successful travel company called Two Oceans Travel & Tours . With it, he takes small groups to countries within the continent of Africa . He started traveling to South Africa 22 years ago and has now made Cape Town one of his homes. He also owns a multi-million-dollar real estate development firm and property management company.
After conducting research on the Black traveler, he came across a report by MMGY Global and Black Travel Alliance . This report stated that in 2019 (pre-covid), Black leisure travelers in the U.S. spent $109.4 billion in travel. Creating this event was no issue for Maurice who has created successful events in the past. However, not on this scale.
Maurice felt Black travelers needed to have their own platform to network and meet other like-minded travel consumers. He created an event to support Black entrepreneurs . The event included engaging panel discussions and open conversations between the Black travel consumer and corporations.
What is your vision for the future of the Black travel?
My vision for the Black travel industry is to provide travel education, information, awareness, and economic empowerment for the Black community. Empowering the Black community with the proper tools and knowledge will certainly create long- lasting and necessary platforms.
Why is the Black travel industry important to you?
The Black travel industry is important to me because travel is part of our daily lives. It’s not always about the destination but more about the journey and sharing those stories and experiences with others. Travel inspiration and encouraging others to travel is most important.
What do you want those in attendance at this premiere expo to remember about this historic event?
I want those who attended the Black Travel Expo to remember that we provided a platform for people to learn about the Black travel industry. People met other Black travel professionals, created opportunities, and had discussions. The topics discussed were DEI , Black Men in Travel, how to live abroad, and how to purchase real estate abroad. Lastly, it was an opportunity to bring like- minded Black people together.
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Atlanta Science Festival (ASF) presented by Delta Air Lines, the city’s ultimate celebration of all things science and one of the largest of its kind in the country, returns March 9-23. All ages can experience more than 100 interactive and educational events. The Exploration Expo, a giant science bash in Piedmont Park, returns as the grand finale of the Festival.
“The Atlanta Science Festival aims to celebrate science and spark curiosity,” says Meisa Salaita, executive co-director of Science ATL–the engineers of the Atlanta Science Festival. “We are thrilled for this year’s Festival and look forward to seeing the community come together through their appreciation for science.”
The 2024 Atlanta Science Festival allows both children and adults to explore a variety of topics such as AI and brain imaging, amphibians and snapping turtles, circus acts and coffee, bugs and birds, walks through oak forests, and storytelling shows.
The Festival will kickstart with the Science and Engineering Day at Georgia Tech. An array of hands-on STEAM activities, exhibits, and demonstrations will feature robotics, brains, biology, space, art, nanotechnology, paper, computer science, wearable tech, bioengineering, chemical engineering, systems engineering, and more. Additionally, guests will have opportunities to meet student researchers and learn about the exciting things happening at Georgia Tech.
All Atlanta Science Festival events take place at venues throughout metro Atlanta. Many events are free and some require registration and/or a nominal fee.
The Exploration Expo, Atlanta’s family-favorite science event, closes the festival with a bang. Curious kids and adults descend upon Piedmont Park to experience interactive science booths and live science presentations. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 23, Free, Piedmont Park, at the intersection of Charles Allen Drive and 10th Street, Atlanta.)
“We’re honored to create a space that showcases the talent, innovation, and creativity in the world of science,” Salaita says. “Our goal is to provide outlets that ensure underrepresented voices are heard, and that the reach of science learning continues to expand and be accessible to all.”
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