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.

The African-American story in Philadelphia's Historic District


Philadelphia’s Historic District, the site of the original city and often called America’s most historic square mile, reveals early chapters in the nation’s history, including the challenges, injustices, accomplishments and contributions of Africans and African-Americans. The district is home to the 200+-year-old founding church of the two-million-strong African Methodist Episcopal church, Mother Bethel A.M.E., and The African American Museum in Philadelphia, the country’s first museum dedicated solely to African-American history. Philadelphia’s Historic District is the place to discover African-American religious, cultural and social traditions, historical landmarks and exhibitions and more. Museums & Historic Sites include: The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Independence Seaport Museum’s permanent exhibition, Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River, The Liberty Bell Center, The Museum of the American Revolution, The National Constitution Center (NCC), National Liberty MuseumThe President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation and Washington SquareChurches include: Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and St. George’s United Methodist Church. Historical Markers & Stories include: markers for the Free African SocietyJames Forten, The Pennsylvania Slave TradeLondon Coffee HouseJoseph and Amy Cassey, Pennsylvania Abolition Society, Pennsylvania Hall and Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society and Once Upon A Nation’s Storytelling Benches at 13 locations around Philadelphia’s Historic District. Philadelphia’s Historic District campaign, from VISIT PHILADELPHIA®, showcases the city’s incomparable place in early American history and the still vibrant neighborhoods of Old City, Society Hill and the Delaware River Waterfront. The campaign celebrates America’s most historic square mile in the country’s first World Heritage City, as designated by the Organization of World Heritage Cities. Funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development and H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, the initiative runs through September 2018. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, visitors can engage with costumed history makers, hear stories of the real people of independence and take part in colonial reenactments. And every day of the year, they can tour, shop, dine and drink in the area just like the founding fathers and mothers once did. For more information about all there is to see and do in Philadelphia’s Historic District, go to visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com.