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July 2015

Welcome to ATA's July Newsletter! 

ATA Passport to Africa, our monthly newsletter, features the latest member and Africa travel industry news. If you are an ATA member and would like to share your stories, please email us and find submission guidelines hereWe look forward to hearing from you!

ATA Announces Kenya Airways as Official Carrier for 40th Annual World Congress in Nairobi, Kenya 

Rafiu Afolabi Laguda is Delta's Account Executive for Africa Sales 

Hailing from Nigeria and based in New York, Laguda works with specialty accounts and major stakeholders throughout the African community in the U.S. Contact him at rafiu.laguda@delta.com.
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First Lions to Return to Rwanda After Over Two Decades

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SAA Celebrates 10 Years of Flying Between Washington D.C. and Africa

South African Airways celebrates 10 years of service to Washington D.C. Dulles International Airport. SAA started flying between Johannesburg and Washington D.C. in 2005. In 10 years, South African Airways carried 1.5 million passengers on its Washington route.
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Terry Dale USTOA CEO & President to Speak at Tanzania's S!TE 2015 Oct.1-3 Dar es Salaam

Terry Dale will be a featured speaker at the 2015 S!TE, the annual international tourism trade show in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. 
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Coastal Aviation Announces Four Daily Flights To Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve

Coastal Aviation now offers four daily scheduled flights to every air strip in the Selous Game Reserve, one of the hidden gems of Southern Tanzania and the largest game reserve in Africa. 
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The Gambia Announces May 6-13, 2016 for Roots Festival 

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Somak Announces Holiday Specials 

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SAA Announces Special Travel Agent Airfares for Tanzania’s S!TE 

South African Airways’ special travel agent airfares for Swahili International Tourism Expo (S!TE) 2015 start at $679.00 (plus tax) from New York and Washington D.C. to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.  
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Uganda Hosts Africa's Top Pilgrimage, Martyrs Day

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Tanzania’s Mount Meru Wins Hospitality Excellence Award 

TripAdvisor has awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence to Mount Meru in Arusha National Park, the second highest peak in Tanzania
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Family Adventures - Kids FREE  In South Africa

Travelpack is excited to announce their Family Safari Holidays in South Africa where Kids Stay FREE. Our packages incorporate exciting adventures for the whole family with a focus on fun for children and relaxation for parents on pristine beaches.
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IGLTA Brings Global Convention to South Africa; Speaker Call Open

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association will host its 33rd Annual Global Convention in Cape Town 14-16 April 2016.  This is the premier educational/networking event for LGBT tourism.
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Run of the House Offer at Kasbah Tamadot

Book a stay at the magical Kasbah Tamadot for stays until 31st August 2015 and benefit from our limited time run-of-house rate.
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Africa Golf Summit Launched at Serengeti Golf Estate

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Become a Kenya Specialist at the ASTA Global Convention

Register for the ASTA Global Convention and attend the Destination Certification session presented by ASTA's Kenya chapter. Immerse yourself in all the exciting options available to your clients visiting Magical Kenya - the distinctive culture, exclusive lodging, the exceptional sightseeing and the very special people that make it happen. 
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Exclusive 2016 Travel & Adventure Show Series Discount

Located at each of the 7 events around the country, the African Pavilion is the premier marketing platform designed to facilitate high-engaging conversations, lead generation and most importantly, bookings, for your DMO, tour or service. Click here for pricing and more information.
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Explore Africa at Travel Industry Exchange!

Travel Industry Exchange, the #1 travel specialization event, will connect pre-qualified agents with Africa-based suppliers for over 8 hours of One-to-One meetings, valuable networking, and much more.
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Bangalore Beckons PATA Travel Mart Delegates in September

Travel professionals based in Africa are invited to attend PATA Travel Mart in Bangalore. PTM attracts over 1,000 delegates from 60-plus countries, providing in excess of 10,000 pre-matched appointments.
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2015 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) Agenda Announced

The 2015 AHIF will explore: assessing regional stability, looking at ‘Controlled Risk’, creating a destination brand – why and how, developing the MICE industry, airport update – and focus on connectivity/ capacity. 
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Please join us on July 15, 2015, 12:30 PM EST for the next #Africhat where we’ll be discussing “The True Africa” with organizers: @beentoAfrica @StayAdventurous @roniweiss @thetravelword @africatravelata and co-hosts:  @TheWrldWanderer @CharlieBeau.  Use the hashtag #Africhat to join the conversation.
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