What happens when your travel plans are met with racism? Expert tips on how to deal with the bigotry


Some of the best travel memories I recall have happened with an Airbnb host’s home as accommodation. The easiest travel planning has happened when using booking platforms such as Booking.com or Trivago. There are beautiful, unique places that can be found on these platforms, and part of the charm is that for many, they offer travellers access to areas and homes one can only dream of.

I must admit that I’m still a newbie when it comes to booking sites, especially Airbnb. Why the delay for a rover like myself? The 2017 video footage of the horrific incident reported in South Africa, and in several outlets abroad, where a Black woman was pushed down the stairs by a White male Airbnb host in Amsterdam, because she checked out too late.

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