Internova to Host Youth Travel Summit in New York City

Internova Travel Group has announced that it will host this year’s I AM C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D. (IAC) Youth Travel Summit on April 22 at its New York City headquarters.

The annual program gives high school students of color a chance to hear from insiders and influencers in the travel industry. It is designed to help build the next generation of global travelers and introduce young people to the variety of opportunities for careers in travel and tourism. 

IAC focuses on empowering high school youth of color to become innovative global citizens through experiential learning, mentorship and cultural experiences. It organizes travel-abroad programs, provides opportunities for community service and offers monthly workshops on topics like financial literacy, wellness, and college and career readiness.

Youth Travel Summit participants will have the opportunity to attend three panels:

  • BIPOC Travel – Traveling as a person of color is significantly different than most people’s leisure travel, from advertising about trips to the experiences that travelers encounter at their destination. This panel will explore the wonders of traveling abroad, with cautious optimism. Stephen Scott, a luxury travel advisor with Global Travel Collection, a division of Internova Travel Group, will be part of this panel
  • Careers in Travel – From 2010 to 2018, jobs in the travel and tourism industry increased 22 percent, compared with only 17 percent for jobs in the rest of the private sector, according to the U.S. Travel Association. In addition, as of 2022, domestic and international travelers in the U.S. supported 8.9 million jobs, and hiring in the industry is only expected to grow. Paul Coverdale, director, partner analytics for Internova Travel Group, will be part of this panel
  • Study Abroad – Only about 5 percent of Americans who study abroad are Black, according to the Institute of International Education. The panel will discuss some of the key issues and areas where we can change the narrative. Students will also have an opportunity to ask questions before they embark on a study-abroad program and get some tips on traveling outside the U.S., from what they should pack to how much money they should budget

A networking lunch will be sponsored by Delta Air Lines. The event will conclude with a travel expo, giving the students a chance to interact with representatives from travel and hospitality companies.

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