Archive | June, 2009

ATA Convenes Tourism Ministers and Leading Travel Experts from across Africa at its 34th Annual Congress in Cairo, Egypt

19 Jun

The Africa Travel Association (ATA), in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA), hosted its 34th Annual Congress in Cairo, Egypt from May 17-21, 2009. Under the banner “Connecting Destination Africa,” the event brought together tourism ministers and more than 250 travel industry professionals, including tourism boards, airlines, hoteliers, and ground operators, as well as representatives from the travel trade press and the corporate, non profit and academic sectors, to help shape Africa’s tourism agenda during the global economic downturn. Held at the Conrad Cairo Hotel, the congress was hosted by Honorable Mohamed Zoheir Garranah, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism.

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ATA Executive Director Receives Prestigious 2009 NECO Award

19 Jun

Edward Bergman, 28, received this year’s Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) at a dramatic
ceremony on Ellis Island. The medals were presented to individuals of diverse origins whose achievements inspire and touch the lives of people around the world. Six US presidents, Nobel Prize winners and education, arts, sports and government leaders have received the award over the last 23 years.

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