Mission Statement

TO EMPOWER BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS, PROMOTE THEM GLOBALLY, & STRENGTHEN THEIR IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY

About IBRHA

The International Black Restaurant & Hospitality Association Inc. (IBRHA) is a not-for-profit 501(c) business association founded in 2018, whose membership consists of nearly 500 of the globe’s foremost Black restaurateurs, hoteliers, retailers, attractions, travel, and tourism service providers.

The mission of IBRHA is to empower Black business owners, promote them globally, and strengthen their impact on the economy.

BlackStarRated, our destination marketing organization, owned by the trade association, promotes the best Black businesses in hospitality, retail, and travel across multiple platforms.

Additionally, IBRHA’s Operation Direct Action, Inc. is a separate not-for-profit organization created to support and advocate for distressed minority businesses and communities.

THE IMPORTANCE OF
LOCAL TOURISM
TO BLACK BUSINESS

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TRAVEL GENERATED $679 BILLION IN 2020 DESPITE COVID-19, DOWN FROM 1.8 TRILLION IN 2019.

*USTravel.org 2021

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1 IN 5 BLACK PROFESSIONALS WORK IN HOSPITALITY, LEISURE, & RETAIL TRADE, IN THE U.S.

*US Bureau of Labor and Statistics 2019

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OVER 350,000 HOSPITALITY, RETAIL, & ATTRACTION BUSINESSES ARE BLACKED-OWNED

*Guidant Financial 2020

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