And The Winner Is… Right here Are The Winners Of The 2022 Journey Noire Awards

The ballots are in and after tallying almost 20,000 votes from our loyal and beloved Journey Noire readers, we’ve lastly decided the winners of Journey Noire’s inaugural Journey Noire Awards.

Nominations kicked off in Could with readers being requested to appoint their favourite journey influencers, companies, and creatives throughout 15 distinct classes. In complete, 75 nominees have been chosen and readers like YOU have narrowed the listing down to 5 chosen winners.

Because of everybody who voted and congratulations to everybody who was chosen as the most effective in school within the Black journey house. Take a look at your 2022 Journey Noire Award winners beneath.

Dopest Male Traveler

Congrats to Dopest Male Traveler winner, Cheikh Moustapha Diakhate!

The easiest way to explain Cheikh’s Instagram is model with a touch of knowledge. Each picture is memorable and every caption is translated from English to French. His trend sense clearly shines by means of on his account and he’s at all times properly dressed for any event.

Dopest Feminine Traveler

Congrats to Dopest Feminine Traveler winner, Kiitan A!

You’re assured a very good time when tuned into considered one of Kiitan’s journeys. We love that she exhibits us the method of making ready for a visit. From packing to the airport and landing, Kiitan takes her followers alongside for the journey.

Finest Black-Owned Lodge/Airbnb

Courtesy of Higher Level JA

Courtesy of Increased Stage JA

Congrats to Finest Black-Owned Lodge/Airbnb winner, Increased Stage JA!

Positioned in St. Thomas, Jamaica, Airbnb Increased Stage JA is a social enterprise, a household run enterprise, an eco-retreat, a name to nature, a spot for folks to flee to, accumulate themselves, to find out about methods to develop meals and reside sustainably, and finally to find out about actual Jamaican tradition.

Finest Black-Owned Restaurant

Congrats to Finest Black-Owned Restaurant winner, Villa Maasai!

Positioned close to the well-known Boulevard Haussmann and the Place de l’Opéra, Villa Maasaï is situated within the 2nd district of Paris at 9 boulevards of Italians. With 300 seats, it’s the largest African restaurant within the capital and is proudly Black owned by 4 Beninese siblings.

Finest Black-Owned Tour Operator

Congrats to Finest Black-Owned Tour Operator winner, Broke & Overseas!


The idea of this Black-owned Paris-based journey company could be very easy. Broke and Overseas works to let everybody uncover the wonders of the world with out having to spend a lot cash on travels.  From essentially the most well-known vacationer spots on the earth to essentially the most unbelievable locations, Broke and Overseas helps vacationers to seek out inexpensive journey packages freed from cost.

Finest Black Journey Group

Congrats to Finest Black Journey Group winner, Black Ladies Journey Too!

Black Ladies Journey Too goals to raise Black ladies and destroy the notion that they’re “undeserving of a life full of jet-setting and pages of passport stamps.” It was based by Danielle Rivers- Mitchell, whose ardour for journey goes again to childhood. Her ardour would give rise to her enterprise years later.

Occasion of the Yr

Congrats to Occasion of the Yr winner, Afrochella!

Afrochella, the continent’s reply to Coachella is a favourite Black occasion amongst vacationers. It’s described as a celebration of ‘Africa’s various tradition and the colourful work of African entrepreneurs and creatives.’

Finest Insta-Vibes

Congrats to Finest Insta-Vibes winner, Sandy Abena!

Abena gave up her previous life as an government in France to journey the world. The solo traveler began a venture, “10 months, 10 international locations,” which places the highlight on the Afro world: Africa, the Caribbean, South America. She takes us alongside for the journey together with her journey content material and has us able to discover the Afro world.


Finest Journey Photographer

Congrats to Finest Journey Photographer winner, Abdoulaye (@Layepro)!

Abdoulaye takes, “telling tales by means of my third eye” nearly actually. His easy framing and unblemished eye for timing feels extra intuitive than discovered. Take time going by means of Abdoulaye’s photographs as every one is extra lovely than the final.


Journey Media Of The Yr

Congrats to Journey Media of the Yr winner, Jey Xplore!

With greater than 34,000 followers on Instagram,  Jey has constructed a platform that not solely provides you journey suggestions and recommendation, however he’s the founding father of Jey Xplore.  By means of his platform, he customizes journeys tailor-made to your journey group, needs, and wishes.

Most Widespread Vacation spot For Black Vacationers

Lac Rose Senegal | Credit: Seyni Ba

Lac Rose Senegal | Credit score: Seyni Ba

Congrats to 2022’s Most Widespread Vacation spot winner, Senegal!

African Individuals have been flocking to Senegal, and for good cause. The nation is without doubt one of the warmest and most welcoming locations for diasporans, permitting us to find out about our historical past and get in contact with our roots.

Black Expat of the Yr

Congrats to Black Expat of the Yr winner, Jane Jaquin!

Jane Jaquin labored in Paris for luxurious ready-to-wear homes for years earlier than heading again residence to reside in her residence islands of Mayotte and Reunion alongside the Indian Ocean. She now resides in Zanzibar, Tanzania the place she opens up about her transfer overseas and wonder suggestions.

Finest On-line Journey Neighborhood

Congrats to Finest On-line Journey Neighborhood winner, Black & Overseas!

Created in 2015 by founders Eric Martin and Kent Johnson, Black and Overseas stands on the rules of discover, embrace, and empower as they work to construct extra group and illustration of Black vacationers within the journey trade.

Journey Bae of the Yr

Congrats to Journey Bae of the Yr winner, Karelle & Olivier V!

Karelle and Oliver’s instagrams are stuffed with enjoyable and journey. There may be a lot to sit up for with their journey documentary, we are able to’t be the one ones who sit up for their wonderful journey posts. Whether or not celebrating Black love or spending time by the ocean as a household, this can be a journey couple to pay attention to.

TN Encourage Award


Babacar Thiaw

Congrats to 2022’s TN Encourage Award winner, Babacar Thiaw of Surfrider Senegal!

With browsing sometimes being represented by non-Black faces, Babacar Thiaw wished to shine a lightweight on browsing in Africa. Now, Thiaw owns Copa Cabana Browsing Village in Dakar.

Congrats To All Journey Noire Award Winners

Congratulations to all Journey Noire Award winners and because of all of our loyal readers in your participation on this inaugural occasion. See you again right here in 2023, the place we hope to do it greater and higher!

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