Artisans of Leisure offers services to ensure that travelers with dietary restrictions, including celiac disease, vegetarianism or kosher, can travel comfortably and enjoyably during their international tours. "Dealing with dietary demands while away from home is one of the biggest challenges facing a growing number of international travelers," said Ashley Isaacs Gan, Founder and CEO of Artisans of Leisure. The luxury tour operator assists travelers with food allergies, special diets and other food restrictions in many ways, including communicating food requirements in advance to international restaurants and hotels, arranging private cooking classes and other culinary experiences, incorporating visits to specialty food stores into tours, providing expert guides who can assist with translation of dietary restrictions when ordering food, and offering recommendations for kosher or other restaurants. Whether it is ordering special meals for trains through Europe or flying kosher meals to a safari lodge, Artisans of Leisure arranges private, customized luxury tours in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.artisansofleisure.com. Read more >>
Multicultural Travel News
Multicultural Travel News newsletter (MTN) covers travel news of interest to ethnic and niche travelers and those who market to them. We write about destinations that interest multicultural travelers or have outreach campaigns to travelers of Hispanic, African American, Asian American and other cultural backgrounds; women; gays/lesbians and people with disabilities.
Published bi-monthly, MTN is written for leisure and business travelers looking for what to see and do and for marketing executives interested in ideas, best practices and the business case for targeting so-called "minority" travelers. Each issue includes content about cities and countries, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, convention and visitor bureaus, tour operators and other travel marketers with a multicultural angle. Multicultural Travel news is written and edited by Lisa Skriloff.
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News Blurb: Greater Fort Lauderdale’s First Soul Book Expo Celebrates Celebrity and Diversity November 18-19
The First Annual Soul of South Florida Book Expo will be held November 18-19 at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The Expo is a celebration of the newest works by authors of color. Actors Louis Gossett, Jr, Taye Diggs, Isaiah Washington will be in attendance along with a multicultural group of writers such as children’s author Cedella Marley, daughter of Bob Marley. This inaugural event has found a home in Fort Lauderdale/Broward County which is fast becoming top destination for the enjoyment of cultural diversity. According to Expo producer Mocha Ochoa, of the Oracle Group International, “The Jamaican and Trinidadian consulates have endorsed the Expo as part of the awareness of the 50th anniversary of independence of those countries in 2012.” The kickoff gala for the Expo, “An Evening with the Stars,” will be Friday, November 18. A daylong family-oriented event will be held on Saturday, November 19, with authors’ readings, workshops, music, vendors, and children’s literary activities. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, a facility that houses research, special collections, a cultural center, museum and a public library all under the same roof. For tickets or more information, call the Oracle Group International at 954-793-6401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more >>
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