Welcome to Official Black Tour Operators Network

Creating equitable opportunities and building connections for Black tour operators worldwide.

Why a Black Tour Operators Network?

As the Official Black Tour Operators Network (BTON), we strive to unite independently-owned Black tour operators worldwide aiming to elevate their businesses to become sustainable, scalable and profitable. Our mission is to foster a vibrant community where support and collaboration are at the forefront, driving the global travel & tourism industry towards greater inclusivity and representation. BTON is powered by the Cultural Heritage Economic Alliance, Inc. (CHEA Global).

Our Vision

We envision a thriving network where Black tour operators can share resources, insights, and opportunities. By coming together, we amplify our collective strengths, ensuring that each member can achieve their fullest potential. Our network is dedicated to breaking barriers, promoting diversity, and creating a more equitable travel & tourism industry.

The Results You'll Get

Here are a few of the things you’ll be able to do as a member of Black Tour Operators Network:

  • Forge meaningful connections with other Black tour operators, fortifying your network in the global travel & tourism industry.
  • Gain support and expert advice on expanding your business from like-minded travelers and entrepreneurs.
  • Learn innovative strategies for overcoming industry challenges unique to Black tour operators from shared experiences.

What We Offer

Collaborative Networking: Connect with like-minded professionals who share your passion and vision. Our platform provides numerous opportunities to build meaningful relationships, exchange ideas, and collaborate on exciting projects.

Business Growth Support: Access exclusive resources designed to help you scale your business. From marketing strategies to financial planning, our tools and workshops are tailored to address the unique challenges faced by Black tour operators.

Educational Opportunities: Through CHEA's Diversity Tourism Academy, stay ahead of industry trends with our comprehensive training programs. Learn from experts and peers through webinars, seminars, and mentorship programs that focus on skills development and business acumen.

Advocacy and Representation: Join a powerful voice advocating for the interests of Black tour operators in the broader travel & tourism industry. We work tirelessly to ensure that our members have a seat at the table and that their contributions are recognized and valued.

When You Join Today!

Be a part of a transformative movement. By joining BTON, you are not only investing in your business but also contributing to a larger mission of creating a more inclusive and diverse travel & tourism industry. Together, we can achieve new heights and pave the way for future generations of Black tour operators.

We are waiving the annual BTON membership fee of $99 for the remainder of 2024 as an incentive to build our community. Membership fees will become active January 1, 2025.  If you are a current member of BTT/BTON, you will only pay 50% of the membership fee for 2025.

Connect, grow and thrive with BTON!