Pinterest’s Black Travel Hub Pairs Education & Inspiration
Pinterest’s Find Your Routes campaign spotlights its utility as a travel inspiration tool while tapping into the growing Black Travel Movement – a self-defined cohort primarily in the US who are bringing awareness to Black tourists’ distinct needs and particularly heightened concerns about safety.
Pinterest’s new Black Travel Hub (1.39 million followers) incorporates a historical lens, dedicating a board to the Green Book – the Jim Crow-era guide that directed Black American travellers to friendly establishments. Pinterest partnered with Smithsonian museum curator Candacy Taylor, author of a book on the Green Book, to compile the board. To guide contemporary Black travellers to positive and safe experiences, the hub also includes content from Black-owned digital publisher Travel Noire and Black travel influencers such as Nylah Akua.
Pinterest has seen a 130% year-on-year spike in searches for ‘Black couple travel aesthetic’ and an 82% rise for ‘Black girl travel aesthetic’ (Pinterest, 2022).