Quick Update: ATA’s 36th Annual Congress Opens!!!

26 May

Prime Minister Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye and ATA Executive Director Eddie Bergman

The ATA Congress officially opened yesterday with an Opening Ceremony and several sessions. The Opening Ceremony brought over 200 attendees including Tourism Ministers from Senegal, The Gambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Liberia as well as Senegal’s Prime Minister Hon. Souleymane Ndene Ndiaye! The ceremony included performances by young Senegalese traditional musicians and dancers, who added to the excitement and anticipation in the room.

After the ceremony, ATA held 3 sessions including an African Tourism Updated by NYU Professor and the Director of NYU Africa House Yaw Nyarko and a Spotlight on Senegalese and African Cuisine by Chef and Cookbook Author Pierre Thiam.

After a full day of programming, all of the delegates celebrated together at a Gala Dinner hosted by our Host Country Senegal.

Delegates look forward to more interesting sessions covering important industry topics, our visit to TICAA International Tourism Fair, a Host Country Day including visits to the African Renaissance Monument and Historical and Cultural site Goree Island.

Stay tuned for more updates and some beautiful pictures of all of ATA’s experiences!

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