5 Black-Owned Businesses You Should Support On Your Next Vacation
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
There are a lot of options out there when it comes to booking your flights, finding the perfect hotel, and buying stylish travel products. If you’re about to start planning your next getaway, support these for-us, by-us businesses that are keeping the culture in mind.
Founder and CEO, Rohan, grew tired of being denied rentals on Airbnb based on what seemed to be racial profiling and decided to do something about it. Innclusive is a “platform that celebrates people” through searchable vacation rental homes, long-term roommates, and events in over 130 countries.
Airfordable is a genius concept that allows you to pay for your flights in installment plans instead of having to pay the full cost at the time of booking. This means, you can lock in early rates on flights, even if you don’t have the funds at the time for the full fare. Your ticket is sent to you once you have made your last installment payment before your departure date.
Up In The Air Life
Up In The Air Life was created for black travelers who love adventure and luxury. They take care of all of the details for international destinations, curated meet ups, and local events, from luxury yachts in Egypt to wine tasting in Sonoma.
Black Travel Box
If you’ve ever shed a small tear at TSA security because you were forced to toss your favorite back hair products, we’ve got something for you. Black Travel Box makes black hair and skin care products in TSA-approved, travel-sized packaging. You can subscribe for scheduled monthly shipments or buy as needed with the confidence of knowing your favorite products will make it with you to your destination.
Kingdom of Melanin
Kingdom of Melanin is a black-owned brand, designed, operated and created by Tiffany Hill. With products designed to represent black/African culture and royalty, you are sure to be traveling in style and in confidence wherever you go.