Help Damaly Gonzalez be the first Latina Global Ambassador of the Women in Travel Summit

Help Damaly Gonzalez be the first Latina Global Ambassador of the Women in Travel Summit

Damaly Gonzalez, founder of BackpackingtheCaribbean.com, is one of the 5 finalists of the annual summit, taking place in Milwaukee on April 2016. Gonzalez has won one of the five spots in the 5 nominees to win the title of Global Ambassador for the Women in Travel Summit, which will take place on April 21-23, 2017 in Milwaukee. The voting is open from August 23rd to 29th and if Damaly wins, she’ll become the first ever-Latina representing the women in travel industry.

“It’s an honor being chosen as one of the nominees because it’s important for me to showcase that women of color do travel and be the face to empower, encourage and support all women to travel alone fearlessly,” said Damaly Gonzalez, founder of BackpackingtheCaribbean.com. Gonzalez founded Backpacking the Caribbean in February 2013, after she backpacked throughout Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico alone for almost four months. Noticing the lack of resources to help plan and understand the Caribbean outside touristic traps and realizing the challenge of navigating the islands she returned and created BackpackingtheCaribbean.com.

Damaly Gonzalez from backpackingthecaribbean.com

Damaly Gonzalez from backpackingthecaribbean.com

If she wins the ambassador title, she’ll be the face of the summit, have one of her travel pieces published on witsummit.com and have her and the article promoted on WITS’ social media platforms and newsletter, as well as be honored in a WITS ’17 Global Ambassador party. The Women in Travel Summit is an annual event that brings together women travel influencers and industry-members to provide attendees with the tools, connections, and resources they need to become better travel bloggers and influencers.

Voting ends August 29th and can be done here.

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