African American Themed Cruise Events Has Became A Billion Dollar Growing Niche For Travel Planners And Cruise Lines

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Themed cruise events for African Americans has jumped from one event to dozens per year and is now growing at an astronomical rate

In the past, many traditional cruise lines lacked events that catered toward the lifestyles and interest of the African American cruise traveler.

A few years ago, the idea of the very first major nationwide cruise event for African Americans was born, launched and the final outcome became a huge resounding success.

As the success from one cruise grew, it produced a demand for black cruise organizers to provide themed cruises toward the many different niches within the black traveling community.

In 2006, cruises which offered specialized themes for African Americans has jumped from one event to dozens per year and will continue to grow at an astronomical rate.

Some of those unique events include black singles cruises, black comedy cruises, black church cruises, black gay and lesbian cruises, black college cruises, blacks over 40 cruises, black business cruises, hip hop cruises, jazz/blues cruises and so many more.

"You have to understand that the black community spends billions of dollars on travel every year. We love to travel on cruise lines but they have to offer something extra that reflects our culture and the way we like to enjoy ourselves.

The music, the activities and other little things are what makes cruises attractive to African Americans.

Travel planners, travel agents, cruise specialist and cruise lines who understand this have the opportunity to grab a large share of the 4.6 billion dollars that we spend annually on travel events alone."

says Terrance Smith, who publishes the popular Black Cruise Week http://www.blackcruiseweek.com, a website and newsletter geared for the African American Cruise Traveler.

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