Africa Travel Association to host US-Africa tourism events in January and February


On Thursday, January 15, 2009, senior Africa Travel Association (ATA) representatives will be available to press for interviews either face-to-face or via a conference call at ATA Headquarters in Manhattan from 4:00-5:30 pm to discuss the global travel trade association’s upcoming events in the United States in its continuing effort to promote travel, tourism, and transport to Africa.

Media Briefing on Upcoming ATA US-Africa Events

Edward Bergman, executive director, Africa Travel Association
Ogo Sow, advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Africa Travel Association

Thursday, January 15, 2009 from 4:00-5:30 pm

ATA, 166 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor (between 32nd and 33rd), NY, NY

Africa is one of the fasting-growing destinations around the world, with vast opportunities for growth and investment in the travel, tourism, and transport industries. To showcase Africa’s tourism products to the US marketplace, ATA will host several Africa Destination networking events in the United States over the next few months. Participants will include tourism, sports, and diaspora ministers and government officials, the diplomatic community, hospitality/travel industry professionals, business, finance, infrastructure, investment, and SME leaders, airline representatives, sport marketing firms, travel agents, tour operators, airline and hotel representatives, community leaders, college and university faculty and students, writers, publishers, and journalists.

About The Africa Travel Association (ATA) The Africa Travel Association, a US-based non-profit 501(c)(6), is the world’s premier travel association promoting tourism to Africa and intra-Africa travel and partnership since 1975. ATA members include ministries of tourism and culture, national tourism boards, airlines, hoteliers, travel agents, tour operators, travel trade media, public relations firms, NGOs, and SME’s. For more info on ATA, visit .

Media who wish to attend or to call in should contact Sharon at (212) 447-1357 or .