Board Member Feature – Ursula Petula Barzey

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Ursula Petula Barzey

 

Caribbean & Co. – https://www.caribbeanandco.com/

Bio

Currently based in London, I run a digital marketing consultancy firm (Moxee Marketing) and also awarding-winning blog Caribbean & Co. where I write about the best cultural and foodie adventures, places to stay, and live-work opportunities.

What Inspired You To Help Launch BTA? What Is Your Ultimate Goal For The Organization

I was inspired to become a founding member of the Black Travel Alliance as wanted to help bring about change within the travel industry. Travel, at its core is about visiting a destination to interact with the local population and learn about their history and culture. Yet, the travel industry is not very diverse at that needs to change.

When I’m Not Fighting For The Cause, Things I Like To Do Are

I am an avid reader, scrabble player, and lover of the great outdoors!

My Favorite Food/Drink I’ve Had and In Which Country

One of my favorite dishes is a Boul Joul (buljol), aka Roast Breadfruit Bowl with saltfish, plantains, and beans. This version was eaten at The Terrace Restaurant within The Grenadine House located in the heart of Kingstown, St Vincent and it was beyond delicious!

Currently Reading or Listening To Right Now

I am currently reading Caribbean Tourism. Written by Jean S. Holder, the former Chairman of LIAT Airline, it tells the story of how tourism developed in the Caribbean region.

Organization or Charity Supported

I also support Kiva.org, a non-profit organization that provides micro-finance loans to budding entrepreneurs all across the globe. In line with my Caribbean & Co. brand, I primarily support entrepreneurs from the Caribbean region.

Three Things You Cannot Live Without:

My Macbook Pro, iPhone, and mangoes!

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