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Denella Ri'chard is a world traveler, television personality, travel industry executive, public speaker and travel writer. Her television show, “Traveling with Denella Ri'chard,” airs on both the CJC Network and the CW Network, and her column, "Traveling With Denella Ri'chard," can be read in Global One Magazine.
In this episode of Humans of Travel, Ri’chard speaks candidly about growing up in Louisiana, and how earning a broadcast journalism degree from Southern University — coupled with a year living in Zimbabwe — has opened doors for a career in travel. As an advocate for hiring diverse talent, Ri’chard also speaks about the challenges that people of color face in the travel industry and beyond.
Ri’chard also opens up about her recent pivot from a career in the cruise industry to launching her own television show, “Traveling With Denella Ri'chard," during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resources Mentioned in This Episode Denella Ri’chard’s website: www.travelingwithdenella.com Traveling with Denella Ri'chard: www.travelingwithdenella.com
Thanks to the generosity of his grandmother, Humans of Travel producer Aaron Schlein traveled to four continents and a dozen countries before he was old enough to vote. Those early adventures convinced him that travel is an essential part of life.Aaron satisfies his passions for travel, teaching and entertaining by helping travel industry clients create memorable and profitable audio and video content. Recent clients include Travel Weekly, VisitBritain, AirTreks, Travel Age West, The Family Travel Association, and many others.Aaron was born in Texas, raised in SoCal, and currently lives in Sacramento, Calif., with his wife and two children (who are growing up too fast!)
TravelAge West’s new podcast, “Humans of Travel,” features conversations with exceptional people who have compelling stories to tell. Listeners will hear from the travel industry’s notable authorities, high-profile executives, travel advisors and rising stars as they share the experiences — the highs and the lows — that make them human.