#Africhat – Wed. July 15th – “True Africa”

#Africhat – The Africa Travel Twitter Chat – every 3rd Wed. of the month

#Africhat is an opportunity for Africa-minded people to periodically converse about a variety of topics related to travel within the continent.

Topic – “True Africa”

  • Wed, July 15th, 2015
    • 12:30 PM Eastern US Time
    • 4:30 PM GMT (Note: We go off of GMT, *not* London time!)
    • 5:30 PM West Africa Time, 6:30 PM Central Africa Time, 7:30 PM East Africa Time

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Format: 6 questions, one every 5 minutes. Use the #Africhat hashtag on every tweet to have the community see your responses.

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Organizers:

3Bm6r0ZU_400x400Been to Africacraig zabrasky, stayadventurousRoni Weiss Ethan Gelber

This month’s #Africhat co-hosts:



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5 REASONS TO VISIT KENYA WITH ATA DURING THE 40TH ANNUAL WORLD CONGRESS

5 REASONS TO VISIT KENYA WITH ATA DURING THE 40TH ANNUAL WORLD CONGRESS
Join the Africa Travel Association (ATA) for our 40th Annual World Congress in Nairobi, Kenya from November 9-14, 2015. Hosted by the Kenya Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, the event provides a networking, learning and agenda-shaping platform for the most diverse group of tourism industry stakeholders of any travel industry event on the continent.

1. KENYA IS MAGICAL

Kenya offers an unparalleled range of travel options. The incredible diversity of landscapes, cultures, wildlife and activities mean endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation, luxury and natural simplicity, social experiences and solitude.

2. ATA’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY: IT’S A BIG YEAR, AND IT’S A TRADITION

Kenya has a special connection to ATA as one of the early founding members of the association. The Kenya Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism hosted the first ATA Congress in Africa in 1976 and has fostered a tradition of hosting the Congress every ten years. SEE MORE!

3. KENYA’S LAKE TURKANA IS HOME TO THE “MOST IMPORTANT DISCOVERY IN THE LAST 50 YEARS”

Last week scientists reported the world’s oldest stone tools have been discovered on the shores of Lake Turkana, and date to 3.3 million years ago. Often referred to as the “Cradle of Mankind,” Turkana has one of the longest living histories on earth. SEE MORE! 

4. EXPERIENCE VIBRANT CULTURES

Kenya is home to 42 unique cultures. During your time in Kenya, you could choose to stay in the villages and experience untainted traditional ways of life or experience urban culture in Kenya’s cities, where the fast life is never fast enough. SEE MORE!

5. VISIT THE WORLD’S LAST MALE NORTHERN WHITE RHINO DURING HOST COUNTRY DAY

Did you know that Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to the world’s last male Northern white rhino? During the Congress Host Country Day, delegates will have the chance to visit the Ol Pejeta Conservancy or Lake Nakuru National Park. SEE MORE!

Learn more about ATA’s 40th Annual World Congress here. If you have any questions regarding the Congress, please call us at +1.212.447.1357 or email info@africatravelassociation.org.
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#Africhat – Wed. June 17th – “African Festivals”

#Africhat – The Africa Travel Twitter Chat – every 3rd Wed. of the month

#Africhat is an opportunity for Africa-minded people to periodically converse about a variety of topics related to travel within the continent.

Topic – “African Festivals”

  • Wed, June 17th, 2015
    • 12:30 PM Eastern US Time
    • 4:30 PM GMT (Note: We go off of GMT, *not* London time!)
    • 5:30 PM West Africa Time, 6:30 PM Central Africa Time, 7:30 PM East Africa Time

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Format: 6 questions, one every 5 minutes. Use the #Africhat hashtag on every tweet to have the community see your responses.

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Organizers:

3Bm6r0ZU_400x400Been to Africacraig zabrasky, stayadventurousRoni Weiss Ethan Gelber

Thanks to this month’s #Africhat co-hosts:

 

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May #Africhat, the Wonders of Africa

Africa is filled with Natural Wonders and there is also so much we wonder about this continent. Join us on May 20th as we discuss the “Wonders of Africa” on #Africhat. We aim to discuss not just the must see natural wonders of the continent, but discuss the places, people, cuisine and cultures of Africa that you wonder about too.

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#Africhat – The Africa Travel Twitter Chat – every 3rd Wed. of the month

#Africhat is an opportunity for Africa-minded people to periodically converse about a variety of topics related to travel within the continent.

Topic – “The Wonders of the Africa”

  • Wed, May 20th, 2015
    • 12:30 PM Eastern US Time
    • 4:30 PM GMT (Note: We go off of GMT, *not* London time!)
    • 5:30 PM West Africa Time, 6:30 PM Central Africa Time, 7:30 PM East Africa Time

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Format: 6 questions, one every 5 minutes. Use the #Africhat hashtag on every tweet to have the community see your responses.

 

Organizers:

Been to Africacraig zabrasky, stayadventurousRoni Weiss Ethan Gelber

 

Co-Hosts:
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Special thanks to Craig Zabransky of Stay Adventurous for the photograph taken from his travel adventure photography collection.

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#Africhat – Wed. April 15th – “African Cuisine”

#Africhat – The Africa Travel Twitter Chat – every 3rd Wed. of the month

#Africhat is an opportunity for Africa-minded people to periodically converse about a variety of topics related to travel within the continent.

Topic – “African Cuisine”

  • Wed, April 15th, 2015
    • 12:30 PM Eastern US Time
    • 4:30 PM GMT (Note: We go off of GMT, *not* London time!)
    • 5:30 PM West Africa Time, 6:30 PM Central Africa Time, 7:30 PM East Africa Time

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Format: 6 questions, one every 5 minutes. Use the #Africhat hashtag on every tweet to have the community see your responses.

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This month’s topic is organized in partnership with the New York Travel Festival and New York African Restaurant Week.

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Organizers:

Been to Africacraig zabrasky, stayadventurousRoni Weiss Ethan Gelber

 

 

Co-Hosts:

New York Travel Festival

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#Africhat – Wed. March 18th – “Sounds of Africa”

#Africhat – The Africa Travel Twitter Chat – every 3rd Wed. of the month

#Africhat is an opportunity for Africa-minded people to periodically converse about a variety of topics related to travel within the continent.

Topic – “Sounds of Africa”

  • Wed, March 18th, 2015
    • ***12:30 PM Eastern US Time*** (Note: We go off of GMT!)
    • 4:30 PM GMT
    • 5:30 PM West Africa Time, 6:30 PM Central Africa Time, 7:30 PM East Africa Time

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Format: 6 questions, one every 5 minutes. Use the #Africhat hashtag on every tweet to have the community see your responses.

Organizers:

Been to Africacraig zabrasky, stayadventurousRoni Weiss Ethan Gelber

 

 

Co-Hosts:

@CharliebeauNew York Travel Festival

 

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ATA’s Aviation, Travel & Trade Summit

ATA’S AVIATION, TRAVEL & TRADE SUMMIT
ATA Aviation, Travel & Trade Summit, Honorary Chair
Ambassador Andrew Young
On behalf of the Africa Travel Association (ATA) in partnership with the African Union Mission to the United States and Global Strategies for Good, we invite you to attend ATA’s Aviation, Travel & Trade Summit in Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport withHonorary Chair Ambassador Andrew Young, the event will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center from July 12-13, 2015. Inspired by the theme Elevating Africa’s Aviation & Tourism Industry, the Summit will bring together leading global airlines, aviation experts, travel and tourism professionals, corporations, business leaders, government officials, travel buyers and suppliers who have an interest in the advancement of the airline industry, business development and tourism in Africa.The Summit will commence with an Africa Cultural Night Reception on the evening of July 12th, followed by a full-day of sessions on July 13th.

The Summit will provide networking events, professional development, and learning opportunities. We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues in the exciting City of Atlanta, GA this summer!

Stay tuned for details on the program, speakers, and registration here

Sincerely,
Africa Travel Association

 

 

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#Africhat – Wed. February 18th – “Peace Through Tourism”

#Africhat – The Africa Travel Twitter Chat – every 3rd Wed. of the month

#Africhat is an opportunity for Africa-minded people to periodically converse about a variety of topics related to travel within the continent.

Topic – ‘Peace Through Tourism’

  • Wed, February 18th, 2015
    • 11:30 AM Eastern US Time
    • 4:30 PM GMT
    • 5:30 PM West Africa Time, 6:30 PM Central Africa Time, 7:30 PM East Africa Time

This month’s topic is brought to you in collaboration with the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism and The Long Run, all as part of the the IIPT Interactive World Symposium. The symposium focuses on Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations Through Tourism, Culture and Sport, and in being held from February 16 to 19 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to honor to the legacies of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although the topic is broader than those typical of our Africa-focused community, it is of universal interest and thus, we believe, still highly relevant. The topic is also only fitting as 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the African Union, the 20th year of democracy in South Africa and the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation in the United States.

A word about our collaborators. The International Institute for Peace Through Tourism is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering and facilitating tourism initiatives which contribute to international understanding and cooperation, an improved quality of environment, the preservation of heritage, and through these initiatives, helping to bring about a peaceful and sustainable world.

The Long Run is a growing global community of destinations, businesses and organizations committed to human wellbeing through responsible enterprise on a healthy planet. The Long Run’s mission is to create and support ecologically and socially responsible destinations around the world to achieve long-lasting impact and sustainability through the holistic balance of conservation, community, culture and commerce (the 4Cs) in privately managed areas.

Read a full press release about this month’s chat on the eTurboNews Global Travel Industry News site.

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Format: 6 questions, one every 5 minutes. Use the #Africhat hashtag on every tweet to have the community see your responses.

Organizers:

Been to Africacraig zabrasky, stayadventurousRoni Weiss Ethan Gelber

 

 

Co-Hosts:
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#Africhat – Wed. January 21st – “Volunteer travel in Africa”

#Africhat – The Africa Travel Twitter Chat – every 3rd Wed. of the month

#Africhat is an opportunity for Africa-minded people to periodically converse about a variety of topics related to travel within the continent.

Topic – ‘Volunteer travel in Africa’

  • Wed, January 21st, 2015
    • 11:30 AM Eastern US Time
    • 4:30 PM GMT
    • 5:30 PM West Africa Time, 6:30 PM Central Africa Time, 7:30 PM East Africa Time

This month’s topic is in light of this week’s release of Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good, an e-book about the merits and perils of many established “voluntourism” activities, as well as practical advice for ethically-minded travelers about how to be sure of making a positive impact.

We join the growing chorus of people seeking a way to #MendNotEnd how volunteers can do good when they travel and hope you will join us in discussing its impact in Africa.

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Format: 6 questions, one every 5 minutes. Use the #Africhat hashtag on every tweet to have the community see your responses.

Organizers:

Been to Africacraig zabrasky, stayadventurousRoni Weiss Ethan Gelber

 

 

Co-Hosts
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Africa is Open for Business! – #Unite4WestAfrica

#Unite4WestAfrica / #U4WA Launches to Boost Tourism and Investment in the Majestic Yet Embattled Region

West Africa is a diverse group of multiple countries–each rich with its own history, language, culture and geography. But more recently the robust communities of the region have been grouped and branded with one word:

Ebola

The Ebola crisis, which to date has affected Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia (just a few of the regions’ nations), has weakened West Africa’s tourism arrivals, foreign investment and economic growth. These setbacks could spell devastation for the region long after the Ebola crisis has ended. To combat these issues, West Africa Discovery, Overlanding West Africa, Another World Adventures, and Barefoot Liberia have banded together to establish #UNITE4WESTAFRICA. Launched recently at the World Travel Market in London, the initiative will raise funds for Médicins Sans Frontières, as well as a number of hand selected grass roots organizations. These groups will support the economies of West Africa through the promotion of tourism, the arts and other industries.

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Want to get involved? Check out the website here.

Show your support on social media with the #Unite4WestAfrica or #U4WA hashtags.

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