MMGY Global has awarded over $1.5 million in grants to 61 organizations for travel projects that promote economic, social, and cultural development and empower people of color.

MMGY Global is a non-profit organization that helps people who want to travel affordably to an African country. Through a series of grants, we are supporting many African travel agencies in improving their services.

MMGY Global, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is awarding three grants to support Black Travel Organizations. According to a recent study conducted by the Institute of International Education, Blacks make up 29% of U.S. students at universities around the world. The study also found that Blacks make up 27% of international students at U.S. universities. However, Blacks are only 1% of the worldwide travel industry workforce. MMGY Global is committed to increasing the number of Black travel agents and Black travel organizations throughout the world in order to increase Black representation in the travel industry and increase Black tourism.

MMGY Global has granted 30 cash awards totalling US$70,000 to Black travel groups and content producers in collaboration with the Black Travel Alliance (BTA) and the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP).

The grants are funded by the proceeds from the sale of The Black Traveler: Insights, Opportunities & Priorities, a groundbreaking research report created by MMGY Travel Intelligence. These new funds are in addition to US$30,000 in report proceeds that have already been distributed to the BTA, NCBMP and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) to support their organizations.


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“We think that tourism and travel strengthen communities. When we initially began this journey, we intended to accomplish three goals, the first of which was to raise awareness about the $129 billion effect of Black travelers, according to Jason Dunn, the NCBMP’s immediate past chair. “The second goal was to empower Black travel groups across the world to step into their power and dispel the myth that their work is worthless. Third, we wanted to encourage the next generation of African-American travelers to travel the globe. It’s reassuring to know that the ten organizations chosen match our goals. “The mission has been completed.”

With the help of MMGY Global, grant applications were evaluated by Ursula Petula Barzey, head of the Black Travel Alliance’s research committee, and Dunn, immediate past chair of the NCBMP. Individuals and organizations from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom/Ireland were asked to apply for the research.

Clayton Reid, CEO of MMGY Global, stated, “This whole experience–from concepting the research with our partners to evaluating the data to now giving these grants–has been both eye-opening and very gratifying.” “The study highlighted a number of problems in our business that need to be addressed, so I’m pleased that these funds will assist to elevate Black voices and support Black travel organizations.”

The following are the recipients of the Black Travel Organization Grant, listed alphabetically:

Black Kids Adventures, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for

Black Children Travel

Fight Through Flights, Inc. is a company that specializes in helping people fight cancer.

Youth iFLY

Africa in miniature Paris

Carib Maison

Tours to Niagara Falls

Teens of Color Abroad, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by teenagers of color from across the

The Vonne Group is a company based in the Netherlands.

The Wind Collective is a group of people that work together to

The following are the recipients of the Black Travel Content Creator Grant, listed alphabetically by first name:

Blogger and Urban Escapist Aisha Springer

Beyond Bmore’s Brian Oliver is a social media influencer.

The Calvin Chronicles photographer Calvin Hearns

Caroline Sande, TravelEatSlay vlogger

The Thought Card’s Danielle Desir is a podcaster.

History Before Us, Frederick Murphy, Social Media Influencer

Vlogger Ime Umoh, Push the Button

Jessica Ufuoma, The Ufuoma, is a blogger.

Joyce Oladeinde, Diy With Joy blogger

Jupiter Kayonga, Jupiter Konnections, Jupiter Konnections, Jupiter Konnections, Jupiter Konnections, Jupiter Konnections, Jupiter

Blogger and Hijabiglobetrotter Kareemah Ashiru

Kesi Irvin, Kesi To and Fro, Kesi Irvin, Kesi Irvin, Kesi Irvin, Kesi

The Spring Break Family’s Montoya Hudson is a blogger.

Blogger Roobens Fils has traveled the world.

Abenafrica travel author Sandy Salyeres

Sierra Redmond is a reporter for The Daily Impressions.

Simone Mills, EverytingSimSimma, is a blogger.

Sojourner White, Sojournies’ Social Media Influencer

Tameika Gentles, Tameika Gentles, Tameika Gentles, Tameika Gentles, Tameika Gentles, Tameika Gentles

Tia Mills is a well-known social media influencer. Tia Is Taking Over The World

“Reviewing the content creation award submissions was exciting for the team since there was such a varied variety of storytellers,” says the team “Barzey said. “The 20 chosen provide a glimpse of the incredible but often underappreciated talent pool of Black travel content producers who are important in the advancement of the Black travel movement. Thus, knowing that a year of hard work on The Black Traveler research has resulted in funding to assist amplify some of these lesser-known but essential voices is gratifying.”

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