BTA Board Member Feature – Gabby Beckford

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Gabby Beckford


Packs Light –


Gabby Beckford is a young Gen Z marketing strategist, content creator, and opportunity expert behind Packs Light. In college, she was awarded more than $70,000 in scholarships which allowed her to travel the world for. In the 2 years since then, she has visited 31 countries, given a TEDx talk, and been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Good Morning America Online, Essence, and BusinessInsider. Gabby empowers others to seek risk, seize the opportunity, and see the world.

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

I saw the opportunity for change that we all did and wanted to be a part of the action. I’ve always been good at speaking my mind, ha. I hope BTA helps create a more equitable travel industry for Black creators, and as a result all Black people in tourism & travel.

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

I love to dance bachata, read, and of course, travel. I also love adventure sports like hang gliding and skydiving! Always looking for my next adventure.

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

I had a braised beef tagliatelle in Stockholm that I still dream about to this day!

Currently Reading or Listening To Right Now

I’m reading “Influencer” Brittany Hennessy right now.

Three Things You Cannot Live Without:

Sangria, sushi, and Netflix.