Martinique Lewis: Advocating for Diversity in Travel
I speak with Martinique ("Marty") Lewis, a veteran traveler who is committed to inspiring other travelers and diversifying the travel industry. At 31 years old she’s already been traveling for 22 years, visited six continents, and will be traveling 275 days out of the upcoming year. We talk about her work with Black Travel Journey, an organization that aims to educate, encourage and inspire travelers of color. For the past year Marty has been raising awareness about the lack of diversity in travel advertising and promotion. She works directly with tourism boards and hospitality brands, educating them about the value and importance of marketing to people of color.
Marty is also dedicated to helping the communities that she visits, especially lesser known destinations that are part of the African Diaspora. Her passion about what she does shines through everything she says. I'm sure you will be inspired by her travel-filled life and infectious positivity.
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