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.

Greensboro, NC Celebrates Black History Month

Greensboro, NC has a variety of ways to celebrate the ongoing Black History Month including the following significant African-American historical attractions:
•    Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, the only state-supported historic site to recognize a woman and one of the first to honor an African American (www.nchistoricsites.org/chb)
•    Mendenhall Plantation, which includes one of two existing false-bottom wagons used to transport runaway slaves during the time of the Underground Railroad (www.mendenhallplantation.org)
•    February One Monument (statue of the "Greensboro Four"), a statue commemorating the A&T Four on the A&T campus, Ezell Blair, Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil & David Richmond who on February 1st, 1960 in Greensboro walked downtown and "sat - in" at the whites - only lunch counter at Woolworth's. They refused to leave when denied service and stayed until the store closed. (www.visitgreensboronc.com/attraction_details.cfm?AttractionID=129)
•    Periphery, a theater play, running until February 27th that celebrates the historic events surrounding the Woolworth's Sit-In on February 1, 1960, and focuses on how the Greensboro Four's heroic actions affected a diverse group of ordinary Greensboro citizens. (www.visitgreensboronc.com/event_details.cfm?EventID=4332)

For more information about Greensboro, NC visit www.visitgreensboronc.com.

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Feature Article: Mount Airy Casino Resort Begins Outreach to Asian Americans

Along with the completely brand new hotel, Mount Airy Casino Resort, which was built on the grounds of the Mount Airy Lodge, that quintessential Pocono Mountain hotel known from its heyday in the 50s and 60s, comes a 21st century marketing outlook: targeting Asian Americans.  Read more >>

Feature Article: Multicultural Arizona

Discovering what’s multicultural about Arizona is a relaxing, delicious and educational experience. First stop, the Spa at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix for an 80 minute Native American inspired Deam Catcher aromatherapy massage. The dream catcher, a small hoop with a net, feathers and beads, used by the Woodland Indians, is placed in the room, “to catch the guest’s stresses or any negative energy,” explained Laura Geis, spa sales manager.   Read more >>

Feature Article: Promoting Puerto Rico As a Meetings and Conventions Destination - Newly Renovated Convention Center is Focus of Campaign

The First Annual Puerto Rico Tourism Investment Conference
In December, over 350 delegates were in attendance at the newly renovated Puerto Rico Convention Center for the First Annual Puerto Rico Tourism Investment Conference, hosted by The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) and the Department of Economic Development and Commerce. The Convention Center, a $415 million endeavor, is the newest, largest and most technologically advanced meeting facility in the Caribbean.   Read more >>

Feature Article: Rediscovering Croatia (Heritage Travel)

Heritage travel is gaining in popularity and Croatia is part of the surge. Second and third generation Croatian Americans are visiting this historic country to reconnect with their roots.  Read more >>

Feature Article: The National Black Tourism Network: Little Known Missouri

Missouri has a rich heritage of African American history and tourists to the state are being encouraged to explore it along with the state's more well known attractions. In an effort to attract African Americans, campaigns from the Missouri Division of Tourism and the efforts of experts like Angela daSilva of the National Black Tourism Network (a full service travel company that specializes in tours of the African Diaspora) highlight the history and rich heritage of African Americans in Missouri.  Read more >>