Thursday, January 23, 2014

Local tour companies urged to take part in US-Africa tourism seminar

Tanzanian tour firms have been urged to participate in the Africa Travel Association's Seventh Annual US-Africa Tourism Seminar where they would have the opportunity to promote the country’s tourism potential.
The seminar is slated for next month in New York, according to a report availed to this paper yesterday by Africa Travel Association (ATA).
During the event, tourism stakeholders will focus on the unique US-Africa travel connection, new travel trends and niche tourism products in Africa, airline connectivity, and hotel growth.

Besides, there will be ample time for venture networking and building business-to-business connections.
“In a bid to help Tanzania to be well-known, ATA encourages Tanzanians to use this opportunity to discuss various issues relating to growth of the sector as well as promote the tourist attractions,” a statement issued by said.
ATA is a leading industry event in the US and attracts government tourism leaders and diplomatic community representatives from Africa and the US, travel agents and tour operators and diaspora community leaders, among others.
The seminar is organised by ATA with support from Travel and Adventure show.
The report also notes that on February 22 to 23, this year, there will be a travel and adventure show, to which ATA seminar participants will receive a complimentary ticket.
Africa Travel Association (ATA) is a leading global trade association promoting travel and tourism to Africa and strengthening intra-Africa partnerships.
Established in 1975, it serves both the public and private sectors of the international travel and tourism industry.
Its membership comprises African governments, their tourism ministers, tourism bureaus and boards, airlines, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, front-line travel sellers and providers, tour operators and travel agents and affiliate industries.

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