Text Box: November 11– 16, 2014—39th Annual ATA World Congress, Kampala, Uganda. Join the SoCalATA Congress Delegation of travel agents and operators at the annual Congress, this year on the shore of Lake Victoria.
Text Box: DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED —Africa Cruise Night Dinner/Seminar  - exposition of cruises from and to Africa –with mini trade show and individual presentations by cruise lines with Africa itineraries for 2015 and 2016.
Text Box: SoCalATA hosts four Africa Travel and Tourism ROUNDTABLE Sessions  — these are forums for the front-line travel agents, tour operators, airlines and all involved in the Africa tourism industry to debate and resolve  any current business and booking issues.
Text Box: Greet & Meet Receptions —are occasional events where visiting tourism and diplomatic dignitaries and representatives visit the Southern California area, providing an occasion to network
Text Box: Travel & Adventure Shows  -Feb. 07-08 San Francisco — Feb. 14-15 San Diego — Feb. 21-22 Los Angeles/Long Beach—featuring the SoCalATA Africa Travel Academy full day Africa sales seminar for travel agents.


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Following are Southern California Scheduled events:

Africa Travel Association Secretariat presents two annual events which provide the course for Africa’s tourism.

             1. The Presidential Forum on Tourism  ATA’s high profile U.S. event offers Africa’s leaders, Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Tourism an opportunity to present their country’s tourism position.  The Forum is conducted in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly Meetings each September, and hosted by the New York University-Africa House.


             2. U.S.- Africa Seminar on Tourism —  industry signature event held in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the African Union Commission as part of a leading travel trade show, attracting senor tourism industry professionals and diplomatic representatives of Africa's North, South, East and West.  Participants explore the growth trends of Africa's tourism - attendees include the U.S. State Department, USAID, World Bank, IMF and other major government and financial quarters—travel agents, tour operators and all within the tourism and travel industry are invited to contribute their input.


Both of these events are open to ATA Members and travel and tourism professionals—for invitations please contact ATA Secretariat in New York:




Members of ARTA, ASTA, APTA, PATA CLIA, IATA are welcomed at all SoCalATA events

and educational presentations at the same level as ATA members.

Text Box: Outreach Speakers Program—SoCalATA members, both front-line travel agents and tour operators provide “Destination Africa” presentations to community based organizations, as well as schools, per their invitations.  This program is SoCalATA direct outreach community effort to provide qualified information about travel to and in Africa.

DESTINATION AFRICA” Dinner/Seminars— SoCalATA hold several “Destination Africa” dinner/seminars during the year.  These are typically hosted in part by visiting Ministries of Tourism and their Tourism Boards—all ATA members, as well as ARTA, ASTA, APTA, CLIA, IATAN members are invited.  An Event currently being planned is:

Events & Outreach Programs