Singer/Actor Tyrese Gibson is proving that he’s more than just music and movies, although he’s mastered both. These days, in addition to music and acting he is also upping the ante as a philanthropist through his company Votron Travel and it’s recent partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Voltron Travel is the first of it’s kind as it’s not only Black Owned but is also powered by Priceline® Partner Network. Gibson’s mission with Voltron Travel is to help people of color experience have a better online booking experience when looking to travel and see the world, something that he says opened his eyes and changed his prospective on life. Recently Gibson held a virtual media day to announce this exciting partnership and when asked what his reasoning was for not only starting Volton Travel but also for partnering with Thurgood Marshall College fund he replied, “Travel opens doors.” He went on to recount moments such as flying in the clouds and claiming his luggage at baggage claim as being mind-opening experiences because he never traveled beyond South Central, L.A. before. Those life defining moments that many people take fir granted but also that so many have yet to experience birthed Voltron Travel.
Although Gibson himself didn’t attend college, he’s was moved to put a focus on students attending HBCU’S to help give them better educational and travel opportunities, so much so he kicked off Vonltron Travel’s partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund by pledging $100,000 of Voltron Travel’s profits based on a percentage of net sales. George Spencer of TGMF stated during the virtual media day session that “This provides so many opportunities for our students,” he continued, “You can only learn so much in the classroom,” and concluded, “This is the access to opportunity”. In addition to the educational and travel opportunities, Voltron Travel is also providing a back-to-school starter pack. The discussion rounded out with Gibson stating that he couldn’t pinpoint future investments and opportunities that Voltron Travel will bring to the minority community but he’s super excited for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund partnership.
Of course media day couldn’t steer shy of Gibson’s successful music and acting career. While briefly talking about hist artistry, he made a poignant statement that his music isn’t for sale. He enjoys being able to do movies which gives him a buffer to be able to do music at his own pace and not because he has to pay the bills, there was no mention as to when or if he will drop a new project. As far as acting, he is currently filming and recently shot a movie with Terrance Howard.
For more information on Voltron Travel and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, please visit https://www.voltrontravel.com/