ATA & Uganda Ministry of Tourism to launch North America Road Show

ATA & Uganda Ministry of Tourism to launch North America Road Show

Promotion for ATA’s 39th Annual World Congress in Uganda to Commence with Road Show.

ATA UgandaPress Release

NEW YORK, N.Y., August 5, 2014 – The Africa Travel Association (ATA) announced today that a high-level tourism delegation from the Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities under the auspices of Honorable Minister Maria Mutagamba will participate in a North America promotional road show with stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York, and Toronto (Canada) in early September. The road show is part of the promotions for ATA’s 39th Annual World Congress in Kampala scheduled for November 11-16, 2014.

The goal of the promotional road show is to build business relationships and linkages between American tour operators, travel specialists, media and the Ugandan tourism industry. The road show offers event participants the opportunity to gather information about ATA’s 39th Annual World Congress in Kampala, including official airline specials from Brussels Airlines, accommodations, pre-and post-country tours, as well as program highlights.

The tour will stop in the following cities:

  • Los Angeles: September 2nd, 6:00 pm
  • Atlanta: September 3rd, 6:00 pm
  • Washington, D.C.: September 4th, 6:00 pm
  • New York: September 8th, 6:00 pm
  • Toronto: September 10th, 6:00 pm

Each city stop features an evening networking reception hosted by ATA and local chapter members, including tour operators, in which travel industry professionals will have the opportunity to learn about ATA’s 39th Annual World Congress and the Destination Uganda. In select cities Brussels Airlines, Official Congress Airline, will also raffle off tickets to attendees to win tickets to attend the Congress.

Media interviews are also available. To schedule a date and time, contact ATA at: [email protected].

About the Africa Travel Association (ATA)

The Africa Travel Association (ATA) is the leading global trade association promoting travel and tourism to Africa and strengthening intra-Africa partnerships. Established in 1975, ATA serves both the public and private sectors of the international travel and tourism industry. ATA membership comprises African governments, their tourism ministers, tourism bureaus and boards, airlines, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, front-line travel sellers and providers, tour operators and travel agents, and affiliate industries. ATA partners with the African Union Commission (AU) to promote the sustainable development of tourism to and across Africa. ATA’s annual events in Africa and the United States bring together industry leaders to shape Africa’s tourism agenda. For more information on ATA, please visit

About Uganda

Known as the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda is a country with incredible natural scenery, a rich mosaic of cultures and diverse wildlife. Travelling through Uganda you will be captivated by its beauty, overwhelmed by the friendliness of its people and intrigued by all that Uganda has to offer. Ecologically, Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. Where else but in this uniquely lush destination can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to visit the majestic mountain gorillas? Uganda is the only safari destination whose range of forest primates is as impressive as its selection of plain antelopes. Besides the wide biodiversity, Uganda also has a vast bird population of more than 1,000 species. For more information on Uganda, please visit

About Brussels Airlines, Official Congress Airline

Brussels Airlines, Official Airline of the 2014 ATA World Congress, has organized special discounts for delegates attending the Congress in Kampala. For travelers originating from U.S., Brussels Airlines, along with their airline partners are offering discounts of 5-10% off base fares (or better offer if another promotional fare is available). A special booking platform is accessible from the Congress page of the ATA website.

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