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Tourism Leaders Frpm Egypt, Gambia, Rwanda & Tanzania to Participate in a Press Conference at New York University Following ATA’s Sixth Annual Presidential Forum on Tourism

International Visitor Arrivals to Africa Continue to Grow at Higher Rate than Overall Arrivals Worldwide

On Tuesday, September 20, 2011, African tourism ministers and leaders from Egypt, The Gambia, Rwanda and Tanzania will participate in a press conference on Africa’s growing tourism industry. As Africa out performs other regional tourism destinations, with arrivals growing from 37 million in 2003 to 63 million in 2010, these tourism experts will discuss how travel and tourism contribute to a country’s economic growth, creates jobs and alleviates poverty. Discussion will also focus on new travel products and services in each country, as well as areas of priority action, such as recovery in Egypt and product diversification in Rwanda.

WHAT:  Press Conference on Growth of Travel and Tourism to Africa

WHO:  Tourism Ministers and leaders from Africa

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 20th, 1:40 -2:30 pm

WHERE:  10th floor, the Kimmel Center for University Life, New York University, 60 Washington Square South, (Between LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street), NY

WHY:  The press conference will take place immediately following the 6th Annual Presidential Forum on Tourism, held on the occasion of the UN General Assembly meetings. The forum offers Africa’s leaders an important opportunity to speak about how travel and tourism contributes to a country’s economy and development and to highlight the current challenges and future prospects each country faces in the promotion of the sector.

Media wishing to attend the press conference should send email to:  [email protected]org

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