The ballots are in and after tallying practically 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 whole, 75 nominees have been chosen and readers like YOU have narrowed the checklist down to 5 chosen winners.
Because of everybody who voted and congratulations to everybody who was chosen as the very best in school within the Black journey area. Try your 2022 Journey Noire Award winners beneath.
Dopest Male Traveler
- 1 Dopest Male Traveler
- 2 Dopest Feminine Traveler
- 3 Finest Black-Owned Resort/Airbnb
- 4 Finest Black-Owned Restaurant
- 5 Finest Black-Owned Tour Operator
- 6 Finest Black Journey Group
- 7 Occasion of the 12 months
- 8 Finest Insta-Vibes
- 9 Finest Journey Photographer
- 10 Journey Media Of The 12 months
- 11 Most In style Vacation spot For Black Vacationers
- 12 Black Expat of the 12 months
- 13 Finest On-line Journey Group
- 14 Journey Bae of the 12 months
- 15 TN Encourage Award
- 16 Congrats To All Journey Noire Award Winners
Congrats to Dopest Male Traveler winner, Cheikh Moustapha Diakhate!
One of the simplest ways to explain Cheikh’s Instagram is type with a splash of knowledge. Each picture is memorable and every caption is translated from English to French. His vogue sense clearly shines via on his account and he’s at all times effectively 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 reveals us the method of getting ready for a visit. From packing to the airport and landing, Kiitan takes her followers alongside for the journey.
Finest Black-Owned Resort/Airbnb
Congrats to Finest Black-Owned Resort/Airbnb winner, Increased Degree JA!
Positioned in St. Thomas, Jamaica, Airbnb Increased Degree JA is a social enterprise, a household run enterprise, an eco-retreat, a name to nature, a spot for individuals to flee to, gather themselves, to study learn how to develop meals and dwell sustainably, and finally to study 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 positioned 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 search 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 stuffed with 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 12 months
Congrats to Occasion of the 12 months 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 numerous tradition and the colourful work of African entrepreneurs and creatives.’
Congrats to Finest Insta-Vibes winner, Sandy Abena!
Abena gave up her previous life as an govt in France to journey the world. The solo traveler began a venture, “10 months, 10 nations,” which places the highlight on the Afro world: Africa, the Caribbean, South America. She takes us alongside for the journey along 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 via my third eye” virtually actually. His easy framing and unblemished eye for timing feels extra intuitive than discovered. Take time going via Abdoulaye’s photos as every one is extra stunning than the final.
Journey Media Of The 12 months
Congrats to Journey Media of the 12 months winner, Jey Xplore!
With greater than 34,000 followers on Instagram, Jey has constructed a platform that not solely provides you journey ideas and recommendation, however he’s the founding father of Jey Xplore. By his platform, he customizes journeys tailor-made to your journey group, desires, and wishes.
Most In style Vacation spot For Black Vacationers
Congrats to 2022’s Most In style Vacation spot winner, Senegal!
African Individuals have been flocking to Senegal, and for good purpose. The nation is among the warmest and most welcoming locations for diasporans, permitting us to study our historical past and get in contact with our roots.
Black Expat of the 12 months
Congrats to Black Expat of the 12 months winner, Jane Jaquin!
Jane Jaquin labored in Paris for luxurious ready-to-wear homes for years earlier than heading again residence to dwell 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 ideas.
Finest On-line Journey Group
Congrats to Finest On-line Journey Group 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 neighborhood and illustration of Black vacationers within the journey business.
Journey Bae of the 12 months
Congrats to Journey Bae of the 12 months 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 will’t be the one ones who sit up for their superb 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
Congrats to 2022’s TN Encourage Award winner, Babacar Thiaw of Surfrider Senegal!
With browsing usually being represented by non-Black faces, Babacar Thiaw wished to shine a light-weight 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 due to all of our loyal readers on your participation on this inaugural occasion. See you again right here in 2023, the place we hope to do it larger and higher!