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Travel Professionals Of Color
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Training. Networking. Support.

 

We are here to unify and mobilize Travel Professionals of Color. The vision of TPOC is to support, assist and spotlight travel industry professionals, destinations and multi-cultural tourism of four ethnic groups: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Americans.

Training. Networking. Support.

 

We are here to unify and mobilize Travel Professionals of Color. The vision of TPOC is to support, assist and spotlight travel industry professionals, destinations and multi-cultural tourism of four ethnic groups: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Americans.

Training. Networking. Support.

 

We are here to unify and mobilize Travel Professionals of Color. The vision of TPOC is to support, assist and spotlight travel industry professionals, destinations and multi-cultural tourism of four ethnic groups: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Americans.

Training. Networking. Support.

 

We are here to unify and mobilize Travel Professionals of Color. The vision of TPOC is to support, assist and spotlight travel industry professionals, destinations and multi-cultural tourism of four ethnic groups: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Americans.

Message From The President

Hello TPOC Members,

Time is everywhere yet it eludes us. Time is so bound up in our universe and ourselves that it resists our efforts to isolate and define it. Time haunts our experiences like some invisible spirit of things, some irretrievable truth. And when we try to manage our own time, setting new goals, time gently mocks us – not so much because we lack wit as because time operates on a deeper level than conscious effort can normally reach. Many of us have gone through so much we probably cannot believe a quarter of the year is fast approaching us. I pray things are turning around for the better for each of you.  However, I am sad to say our 2021 Conference and pre-conference activities have been canceled because the cruise lines are not quite up to the CDC standards. As you have been made aware, 2 options for fund reimbursement were emailed to each of you who had planned on joining us on the 8-day sailing. Please make sure you contact and inform Mary Brantley, our program director, of your decision ASAP. For those of you studying and planning to take the CTA exam this May, it will be rescheduled for the fall. More information to follow.

As our country proceeds to take a hold of this pandemic, we feel that things should be at a better place by late summer and fall. We planned to start our 20th year celebration in New York City this September with Broadway’s opening production of MJ the Musical. More information on this fun filled weekend to follow.

TPOC is constantly growing. Since my last message, we have welcomed the following new members: Gwen Perkins, manager of Travel by Gwen Travel located in Lawrenceville, Georgia; Tarshia Franklin, owner of Sky High Society, LLC located in Hilton, New York. We are equally excited to welcome Inside Out Tours, LLC our newest Associate Member. This partnership introduces us to the founder and owner Stacey Toussaint. Welcome aboard all.

February was Black History month, and we would like to thank our host Mr. Colin Jones and his guest on the recent virtual call. A special thank you to Sia Chandler Garcia, who presented information on Savannah’s Black History; Dr. Gaynelle Henderson of Henderson Travel who represented our agent spotlight. She told of the ups and downs of 60 plus years in the travel industry. And last but not least, Anita Prather Singleton aka Aunt Perlie Sue, with her stories and information on the Gullah Geechee culture. Our host gave away a $25.00 gift card to the winner of the Black History quiz. Congratulation to Deressa Walls, outside agent with Bentley Travel.

Do not forget, as you shop online through Amazon, please select TPOC Miracle Globe as the nonprofit organization of choice. Your selection allows TPOC to receive a portion of your shopping dollar. We sincerely thank those of you who have already made contributions and particularly those who have committed to monthly donations. As tax time rolls around and you need the benefit of a taxable donation, please consider the Miracle Globe. Every little bit helps. 

Please remember to stay informed by viewing our website, Facebook and attaining our monthly virtual meetings. Our next virtual meeting will be hosted by Mary Brantley on Thursday, March 18,th starting at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Mind Message:  “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C.S. Lewis

Betty Jones, President

Travel Professionals of Color

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