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July 28, 2016

A series on Black men and women making moves in the travel industry All images courtesy of Dash Harris and AfroLatino Travel This Panamanian-born sister is the driving force behind a tour company emphasizing the Black side of the Latin American cultural family. Four years ago, Dash Harris got togeth.../ ➝

February 22, 2016

Salvador, Bahia’s rich cultural vibe has tourism officials touting it to tourists as the capital of Brazil’s African heritage. But a look past the enticing travel brochures reveals controversies that Black American visitors may find disturbingly familiar. In a social sense, Salvador, the.../ ➝

February 13, 2016

For the first time in a half-century, US airlines soon will be making regularly scheduled flights to Cuba. The trade embargo is over in all but name. If you want to see Cuba before the tsunami of American mass-market tourism hits full-force, you might want to accelerate your travel plans. Sometime n.../ ➝

October 16, 2015

The Christmas holidays are over. The kids are back in school. It’s time for the grownups to kick back and turn up. IBIT is teaming up with Cap’n Paul Mixon, founder of the Black Boaters Summit, to put together a week–long winter escape for singles and couples age 50 and up, Jan. 23.../ ➝

October 16, 2015

Gorgeous tropical scenery. White–sand beaches and clear, warm waters begging for swimmers and snorkelers. Mysterious ancient ruins. Mexico’s Riviera Maya is the ideal place for a grownup winter getaway. Some folks actually love urban winters. Dressing in multiple layers of clothes every .../ ➝

July 18, 2015

A Balearia ocean-going ferry operating in the Mediterranean. Carnival is the first US-based cruise line to win approval to sail to Havana, but any one of several sea-going ferries may beat them to the island. The race is on. Four years ago, I told you that “lifting the US trade embargo against.../ ➝

July 7, 2015

Washington gives approval to the world’s largest cruise line to begin sailings between Miami and Havana. Well, that didn’t take long, did it? It’s being announced today that the US Treasury and Commerce departments have given Carnival Cruise Lines the go-ahead to begin travel to Cu.../ ➝

May 31, 2015

[slideshow deploy id=’708577′] Images by ©G. Gross/IBIT unless otherwise specified. All rights reserved. If everything you know about Creole heritage comes from Louisiana, prepare to have your eyes opened. As a Caribbean travel destination, Martinique checks all the expected boxes. .../ ➝

March 27, 2015

If you’re want a hint at what cruise travel to Cuba might be like a few years from now, Royal Caribbean might give you a foretaste next year in Puerto Rico. You could call this “Go big and leave home.” Starting in 2016, two vessels of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class — All.../ ➝

February 25, 2015

European river cruise giant Viking will begin cruises on the Mississippi in 2017, and their home port will be New Orleans. It’s a win for the cruise line, the city and for cruise travelers. IBIT readers have known for two years that Viking River Cruises, the biggest shot-caller in the river cr.../ ➝