The travel industry has a lot of work to do.
If you type “family travel,” “solo travel,” or “honeymoon travel” into Google image search, you will see almost no people of colour represented. This kind of exclusion has never been acceptable and it has to change.
At Flytographer, diversity has always been important to us, but we realize that we still have a lot of work to do. Going forward, we are committed to intentionally increasing visibility and representation for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) travellers so everyone feels included. As a start:
- We are stepping up hiring for a more racially diverse team of photographers, as we know from experience that a chorus of global voices makes us stronger.
- We will be ensuring our website, social media and all communications feature more BIPOC travellers and their stories.
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We support #blacklivesmatter. Here are a few of the many incredible Black travel bloggers and Black-owned travel businesses to follow if you aren’t already:
@ajeveryday ⋆✩⋆ @ashleemajormoss ⋆✩⋆ @asiyami_gold ⋆✩⋆ @bktraveladdict ⋆✩⋆
@blackgirlstraveltoo ⋆✩⋆ @blackgirltravelslay ⋆✩⋆ @blackkidsdotravel
⋆✩⋆ @blacktravelista ⋆✩⋆ @blacktraveltube ⋆✩⋆ @blackvoyageurs ⋆✩⋆ @brownskingirltravel ⋆✩⋆
@dipyourtoesin ⋆✩⋆ @dom_and_nick ⋆✩⋆ @effyshowslife ⋆✩⋆ @elaishajade ⋆✩⋆ @eltonandersonjr
⋆✩⋆ @girlgonetravel ⋆✩⋆ @handluggageonly ⋆✩⋆ @hey_ciara ⋆✩⋆ @im_arielrose ⋆✩⋆
@itsallbe ⋆✩⋆ @itsrichrush ⋆✩⋆ @jetsetters_diary ⋆✩⋆ @lolaakinmade ⋆✩⋆ @marty_sandiego
⋆✩⋆@minoritynomad ⋆✩⋆ @misterlevius ⋆✩⋆ @myparisianlife ⋆✩⋆ @nomadnesstribe ⋆✩⋆
@ochristine ⋆✩⋆ @onegrloneworld ⋆✩⋆ @oneikatraveller ⋆✩⋆
@packslight ⋆✩⋆ @racheltravels ⋆✩⋆ @shaymone ⋆✩⋆ @spiritedpursuit ⋆✩⋆
@sunandstilettos ⋆✩⋆ @theblacktravelclub ⋆✩⋆ @theblogabroad ⋆✩⋆
@thecatchmeifyoucan ⋆✩⋆ @themomtrotter ⋆✩⋆ @thepassportabuser
⋆✩⋆ @thesophislife ⋆✩⋆ @thetravelingchild ⋆✩⋆ @theufuoma ⋆✩⋆
@thewanderlustmomma ⋆✩⋆ @tiatakestheworld ⋆✩⋆ @travelnoire
⋆✩⋆ @travel_tov⋆✩⋆ @travelwithtolu ⋆✩⋆ @urbntrvl ⋆✩⋆ @veesass ⋆✩⋆ @victoria.alao
⋆✩⋆ @wanderlustcalls ⋆✩⋆ @whereisbree ⋆✩⋆ @with.love.brina ⋆✩⋆ @wondersowanders
As we set our sights on addressing areas in which we could do better, we welcome dialogue and discussion on how to make our space more inclusive. Feel free to email us at hello[at]flytographer.com or DM us on Instagram @flytographer with your thoughts and ideas; we’d love to hear from you.