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Here's Why You Should Attend the Black Travel Expo in 2023
Are you planning out your 2023 travel schedule? While planning your vacation, make sure to add a few networking trips to enhance your career! If you’re looking for a top conference to attend in 2023, check out the Black Travel Expo (BTE) in Atlanta and LA!
You can read more and learn about the conference below.
1. What is the Black Travel Expo?
Black Travel Expo is a multi-city annual conference created to provide a professional and inclusive meeting place 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 to educate people of color on how travel can change and impact their lives forever.
2. When is the Black Travel Expo?
Black Travel Expo is hosting its annual conference to bring together some of the best and brightest Black travel professionals and enthusiasts. BTE is excited to host its 3-day conference in the flagship city of Atlanta on June 9-11, 2023, and is introducing a new host city, Los Angeles, with a conference being held on March 10-12, 2023. Additionally, BTE is proud to announce The Gathering Spot as its conference location for the Los Angeles and Atlanta installments of the expo.
3. What can attendees expect?
BTE’s curated programming features panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking interactions for the travel industry’s leading professionals, social media influencers, tour operators, travel enthusiasts, and aspirational travelers. BTE is an important and unique opportunity to spotlight and amplify the travel experiences of Black travelers as they seek inspiration and knowledge to explore domestic and international destinations.
4. What was the inspiration for the event?
Initially motivated by the game-changing Black Travel Alliance (BTA) and MMGY Global report on Black U.S. leisure travel, the Black Travel Expo’s founder and CEO Maurice Foley took action to fill an obvious need for a travel event curated for and catered towards people of color. With spending among Black travelers reaching a remarkable $109.4 billion in 2019, Mr. Foley sought to create the expo to provide a platform specifically for Black travel consumers and entrepreneurs.
You can learn more and register here today.