Today we’d like to introduce you to Anita Mitchell.
Hi Anita, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta, HBCU Graduate of Claflin University, proud dog mom and a Charleston, S.C. Native. I never intended to get into the travel industry the way I did. I wanted to focus on blogging (Travel Is D’New Black) and my self-published book “Adulting To Travel.” However, friends and family often told me they trusted me with their money; they trusted my travel opinions and reviews of destinations I visited. In 2018, I attended brunch with a seven-figure earner after her conference. In telling her about my travel blog, she picked up on my passion for travel and respected it. About a month later, she offered me business to plan a dope trip for her and her now-husband. I was soooo flattered.
But I turned her down because out of integrity, I told her I was not a travel agent/advisor. She was so shocked and confused because my passion for travel and helping people gave off the impression that I was a travel agent and I was not. The entire experience was so heavy on my heart that once again, the universe was telling me something. I was now ready to listen. In 2019, I launched Noire Escapes. A travel company that not only create escapes for the melanated millennial but provides exceptional experiences with YOU, the client in mind. By doing this in alignment with my company’s core values, TRIPS (Transparency – Relationships – Integrity Providing Renowned Service- Simplicity). I have been featured in WUSA9 D.C. and am ready to shake up the travel game by trying my best to exceed in client experiences and service.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
With launching my travel business in 2019 and the pandemic rocking most of 2020. It was not smooth at all. The entire globe was not traveling. Making money via travel was just simply not happening. However, I took the time to get my name out into the travel world and create the foundation for my travel business. I took the time to learn, engage, and nurture my audience.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Noire Escapes not only create escapes for the melanated millennial but provides exceptional experiences with YOU the client in mind. My company’s core values, TRIPS (Transparency – Relationships – Integrity Providing Renowned Service- Simplicity). I specialize in group travel for the melanated millennial. What sets me apart from the others are my core values, my love for serving the people, engaging with my audience, recognizing and letting the people know that vacations are also forms of self-care.
I’m proud that I did not give up during the pandemic and that I kept showing up for my business, my brand, my audience I would like your readers to remember that vacations are a form of self-care and that everyone deserves one. If your readers are looking for a black owned travel business dedicated to leveling up the melanated millennial experience, they should check out Noire Escapes. If your readers wanted to travel with like-minded wanderlusters than to check out Noire Escapes. If your readers would like to check out our latest trip, the “Winter Escape” to Park City, Utah in March 2022, they can check it out here https://bit.ly/39bOjQq To check out my website – www.noireescapes.com To check out my blog – www.travelisdnewblack.com I’m also the author of Adulting To Travel, a book where I share my tips and tricks on traveling the world for little or nothing.
Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
For those of you who are just starting out, keep going. Don’t stop. Show up for your business everyday and ask for help. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. Get a mentor! If I could do it all over again, I would secure a mentor or business coach.
- $1,800 for the winter escape
- Email: Info@noireescapes.com
- Website: https://www.noireescapes.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noireescapes_/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoireEscapes/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/noireescapes
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnyQzmKrgh1Kk9ChFFnntQw
- Other: www.travelisdnewblack.com