Provocative ‘Go Back to Africa’ Travel Campaign Sees Early Success in Ghana

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A traveler on a Black & Abroad trip to Ghana in Dec. 2019, at the end of the country’s Year of Return, receives her Ghanaian name. Black & Abroad

Skift Take: Much of the black travel movement is concerned with destinations that see few black visitors. Now one of the movement’s key companies is focusing on a decidedly black space: the African continent.

— Sarah Enelow-Snyder

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‘Skip-Gen’ Travel Takes Off as Grandparents Seek to Bond With Grandkids

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Grandparents and grandchildren enjoy rafting on a trip with Road Scholar in the Ozark Mountains of the United States. Road Scholar / Road Scholar

Skift Take: More grandparents are viewing traveling with grandkids as a way to get some much-needed bonding time. This skip-gen trend is creating an important market for travel advisors, but there are things to know in order to handle it right.

— Maria Lenhart

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Trump Travel Ban Expands to New Countries: Report

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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 10, 2019. Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Skift Take: While it’s not official yet, it makes sense that President Trump would expand his travel ban in the lead up to the 2020 elections. It’s time for the U.S. travel sector to unite in opposition to any new restrictions.

— Andrew Sheivachman

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