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February 27, 2013

IBIT Guest Columnist Roxanne L. Scott left a teaching gig in China to become an expat in Ghana, just in time to observe her first African presidential election. Here’s what she saw — and perhaps more importantly, what she didn’t see. Five Things I Admired About Ghana’s Electi.../ ➝

February 26, 2013

The Gambia has a new national airline linking together West Africa, just in time for this year’s International Roots Festival. But its implications for West African travel extend far beyond that. There’s a new bird in the skies over West Africa — a Gambia Bird. From its hub in the Gambian .../ ➝

February 25, 2013

The 2013 International Roots Festival is returning this spring to the Gambia. It’s a biennial event in which the West African nation reaches out to Africans in the Diaspora with a simple two-worded message: “Welcome home.” The festival itself is built around the work of American au.../ ➝

February 17, 2013

Are you a Black American travel agent? Do you specialize in Africa travel, rail travel, cruise travel, wedding/special events travel, adventure or athletic travel, Black Heritage destinations in the US and around the world? If so, I’m Black and I Travel wants to help put some money in your pocket .../ ➝

February 17, 2013

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel BEER AND THE POWER OF TRAVEL If you’re ever visiting New York anytime soon and find yourself feeling thirsty, you’ll want to introduce yourself to the Brooklyn Brewery. If you have any doubts about the difference that travel can make in a .../ ➝

February 14, 2013

American Airlines appears set to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as the largest airline in the world — and the property of US Airways. What this bodes for the traveling public remains to be seen. Some time today in Dallas, a bunch of business executives from American Airlines and US Airways .../ ➝

February 13, 2013

Sources are reporting that the boards of American and US Air agreed this afternoon to merge the two companies, creating what could be the largest airline in the world. Watch IBIT for more on this breaking story. — G.Gross.../ ➝

February 12, 2013

Mardi Gras Day this year falls in the middle of Black History Month. You can see some of that history in motion this morning when the Krewe of Zulu rolls through the streets of the Crescent City. New Orleans is the city that taught America how to party, and every year during Carnival season, it [&he.../ ➝

February 11, 2013

There’s a lot more to cruise travel than sailing the seven seas on gigantic floating bazaars. River cruises offer a smaller scale, more intimate, and sometimes even hands-on experience. The hottest segment of cruise travel is river travel — new ships being built, new itineraries and dest.../ ➝

February 11, 2013

One of travel’s major fringe benefits is being on hand when history happens. Anyone near the Vatican at the end of this month will be witness to something major. If you happen to be anywhere near Rome at the end of the month, you might want to make your way to St. Peter’s Square in [&hel.../ ➝