ATA’s 6th Annual U.S.-Africa Seminar on Tourism in Washington, D.C. – 3/8/13

THE AFRICA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION’S SIXTH ANNUAL U.S.-AFRICA SEMINAR ON TOURISM IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

MARCH 8, 2013 – Keynote Featuring Google Travel Leader David Pavelko

Co-sponsored by the Washington, D.C. Travel & Adventure Show and organized in cooperation with the African Union Mission to the USA, this international travel trade industry event for African government representatives (dealing with tourism and economic development) and US-based travel specialists will be held in Washington D.C., prior to the two-day annual Travel & Adventure Show (March 9-10). David Pavelko, Head of Industry, Travel, Google, will deliver the keynote address, speaking about changing consumer behaviors and the technology trends and innovations that could benefit Africa’s tourism products for the rest of this decade.

WHAT:         
The Sixth Annual U.S. – Africa Tourism Seminar

DATE AND TIME:
Friday, March 8, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

WHO:            
Confirmed participants include the tourism ministries of Cameroon and Zimbabwe, as well as diplomatic representatives from the African Union Mission to the USA, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya,Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, The Gambia, and Zimbabwe.

Program participants includes senior representatives from Affluent Hospitality, Afropop Worldwide, APG USA, Arik Air, The Bradford Group, Corporate Council on Africa, Delta Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Expedia, GoogleTravel, Group IST, National Baptist Convention, USA, National Tour Association (NTA), Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs at the Department of the Interior, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries at the US Department of Commerce, Onyx Global Marketing, Sparkloft Media, Strategy XXI Partners, The Bradford Group, Thinking Forward Media, South African Airways, Wildlife Conservation Society, and the Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show.

WHERE:      
Washington D.C. Convention Center, Eastern Overlook, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW., Washington, D.C. 20001-3614

WHY:            
With a growing number of business travelers flying to Africa, high-end hotels being built across the continent, and an emerging strong middle class, business and leisure tourist arrivals to and investments in Africa are expected to continue to increase steadily over the next decade.

More info:

• NTA and ATA to renew partnership agreement dedicated to promoting travel from the USA to and across Africa’s 54 countries.
• Delta Airlines to raffle two round-trip tickets to Douala, Cameroon from New York to participate in ATA’s Annual World Congress.
• Participants receive a complimentary ticket to the Travel & Adventure Show (March 9-10, 2013).

Read more: http://africatravelassociation.org/events/uats.html

Register here: http://africatravelassociation.org/atseminar.html