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.

News Blurb: Explore the Richmond Region's Rich African-American Heritage During Black History Month

The African-American story in the Richmond Region is one of struggle, strength, courage and determination. From the slave markets in Shockoe Bottom to the battlefields of the Civil War, and from arts and entrepreneurship in the Jackson Ward neighborhood to Civil Rights protests downtown, African-Americans have made their mark in all corners of the Richmond Region. Visitors are invited to learn about the African-American experience in Central Virginia at a number of special Black History Month events, exhibits and tours throughout February.

For an authentic experience like no other, visitors can take part in a guided tour of the Richmond Slave Trail that chronicles Richmond's role in the slave trade as the largest exporter of enslaved Africans on the East Coast in pre-Civil War America. During Black History Month, the elegant Victorian Maymont Mansion will host "Upstairs/Downstairs" to explore the juxtaposition between the home's upstairs elegance and the downstairs employee quarters. In addition, from February 6-24, Richmond Region's Henrico County hosted an extraordinary quilt exhibit "Each Quilt, A Story" by the Sisters of the Yam African-American Quilters Guild where guests enjoyed the art and craftsmanship of beautiful quilts and learned about their history and culture with demonstrations and displays at Walkerton Tavern. More than 5.7 million people visit the Richmond Region annually, contributing more than $1.7 billion to the local economy. For more information, visit  www.VisitRichmondVA.com