The Gantt Report: By Lucius Gantt
The Gantt Report has been a voice for oppressed, exploited and voiceless people for many, many years.
I’m proud of my longevity, proud that I’ve never been accused of editorial lying or misconduct, proud of my worldwide recognition and especially proud that excerpts from The Gantt Report were selected to be included in the Freedom of Speech section of America’s National Freedom Museum, originally in Chicago, but now the museum travels around the country.
I want TGR readers to know every road to media success ends somewhere at some time.
No, I’m not quitting TGR today. TGR will be around forever thanks to TGR social media administrator Wayne Adams.
However, I have an urge to also finish the 3rd Gantt Report book “The Light is the Truth”, write poetry, plays, movie scripts, novels and possibly return to some form of television work.
Today, I’ve asked world-class travel expert Dr. Terika Haynes to introduce herself as a recurring guest columnist. I don’t tell guests what to write but hopefully Dr. Haynes will opine about the benefits of travel for individuals of color and for Black organizations and businesses.
I wish all TGR readers could visit the Motherland, the Caribbean and other places to experience the love I feel from brothers and sisters around the globe.
I present to you, guest columnist Dr. Terika Haynes.
My name is Dr. Terika L. Haynes and I am the CEO and Founder of Dynamite Travel. Fourteen years ago, I decided to follow a long-time passion of travel and start a business. I started the business working part-time but over the years things became so busy that I had to make a critical decision. Would I continue living safely with a stable and dependable income? Or would I step out on faith to pursue my passion full-time? I decided to step out on faith and work as a full-time entrepreneur with my travel planning business. Today I have survived a recession, and a pandemic, and I have appeared in over 70 notable press outlets. I have continued to secure my position as a luxury travel expert and I have inspired the masses to travel and see the world. Dynamite Travel is a five-star rated, nationally certified luxury travel planning consultancy. I provide luxury travel planning services, media and content creation services, and sales for electric bikes and mobility scooters. I have been in business for 14 years. I work with clients both at the local and national levels.
Dynamite Travel provides services for corporate events, group travel, destination weddings, honeymoons, and individual travel. Dynamite Travel is known for providing customized white-glove travel planning services that give clients the opportunity to create their luxury vacation to their own desires and needs. Dynamite Travel is especially recognized for its stellar customer service which features timely responses and the personal touch that makes every client feel like they are a VIP! Over the years exceptional customer service has become known as the “Dynamite Difference”. I founded Dynamite Travel in 2008 and sought out to create a company that would not only assist customers with purchasing travel services and products but would also assist customers with creating unique travel experiences. As such,
Dynamite Travel is a company dedicated to creating unforgettable vacation experiences and making sure that each client’s experience with Dynamite Travel is So Dynamite! Over the years, I found myself most comfortable within the luxury travel realm as I experienced one destination after another. As such, I have dedicated my focus to providing luxury vacation experiences for my clients.
This means for those of you who consider yourselves to be “luxury travelers” or even “travel snobs” you have a safe space here as a client of Dynamite Travel where I have a judgment-free zone for those who only want the best luxury vacation rentals during their vacations. Through my work and experiences, I am proud to say that I have positioned myself as a travel expert and personality that has appeared in magazines including but not limited to: The Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, CNN, Buzzfeed, and Reader’s Digest. Dynamite Travel’s Mission is to provide high-quality luxury travel planning services to each client and ensure that they have an unforgettable vacation experience. Dynamite Travel’s Visionis to become leading luxury travel and media consultancy for clients around the world emphasizing representation for diverse communities.
My plans for the future are to continue growing my new media division where we collaborate with brands to improve awareness and representation of diverse populations in the luxury hospitality space through quality content creation.