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; LGBT travelers and people with disabilities.
Multicultural Travel News is also 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. We cover 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.

Black-Owned Shops, Restaurants, Day Spas & More Boom In Philadelphia

Shops, restaurants, galleries and bars owned and operated by African-Americans are abundant in Philadelphia. Among Philly’s destination-worthy black-owned businesses: high-end lingerie boutique Coeur, nerdy-cool hangout Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, healthful juice and açai bowls bar Stripp’d Juice, top-shelf nightclub Reserve and West Philadelphia’s inimitable arts space, the Tiberino Museum. Here’s a traveler-tailored list of some of the city’s standout black-owned businesses. Shops: Amazulu Collections – seven days a week and for more than 25 years, this popular Reading Terminal Market stand has represented artists from all over the world and lived the motto, “where cultures meet.” De’Vilage – natural stone and wooden jewelry, Shea butter, natural soaps and body washes come from Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria to this standout Reading Terminal Market veteran. The Sable Collective (TSC) – this North Philly spot is a resource for women of color. The warm, chic storefront sells holistic body care, new and used books, South African jewelry and Cuban leather bags. Other shops include Amazulu Living Room, Jeans, Cultured Couture Vintage and Philadelphia Diamond Company. Spas/Beauty: 3rd Element Spa, Phace, Body Cycle Studio, HolNest. Cafes/Hangouts: Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Atomic City Comics, Rose Petals Cafe & Lounge, Stripp’d Juice. Bakeries: Denise’s Bakery, Sweet Nectar Dessert Kitchen. Restaurants: 48th Street Grille, Aksum Café, Dos Tacos, Herban Eats, Jamaican Jerk Hut, Keven Parker Soul Food Café, Relish, South Kitchen & Jazz Bar & Warmdaddy’s, Youma. Art Galleries: The Bazemore Gallery, October Gallery, Rush Arts Philly (RAP), Tiberino Museum. Clubs/Lounges: Reef, Reserve Lounge. Just Outside The City: Girls’ Auto Clinic Repair Center. For more information, visit