AwayZone is an ecosystem that allows traveling consumers who are seeking culturally specific goods and services to support business owners and service providers that cater to certain cultural social norms, values, beliefs, and religious practices or customs.
By connecting people to the places that meet certain cultural expectations, we have created a network of people who understand their role in serving their communities, Supporting the members of their communities, and creating value for everyone in the community.
The AwayZone network will help the racial, ethnic, religious and sexual orientation minority business owners grow financially so they can gain access to the resources they need to flourish, generate profits locally, and pay those profits back into the community who invested in their success.
The Green Book was a travel guide that was created in the 1930s to educate black travelers on the places to go (and not to go) in the US where they would be welcomed. Victor Hugo Green, the author, said there will be a time in the near future (or so he thought) when the Green Book would not be needed … a time when there would be equal opportunities and privilege in the United States for black people. The Green Book was published out of necessity in the '30s, '40s, '50s and '60s.
The value in the AwayZone app is in it's ability to create an ecosystem that will connect businesses to expatriates, business travelers, college students, intentional spenders, transracial families, cultural explorers and tourists (anyone with a sincere interest in other cultures) who are seeking culturally specific goods and services in new and unfamiliar cities.