ataugandaThe 39th Annual World Congress of the Africa Travel Association (ATA) will be held in Uganda from November 11-16, 2014. This is ATA's signature event in Africa, and it provides a networking, learning and agenda-shaping platform for the most diverse group of tourism industry stakeholders of any travel industry event on the continent. The event addresses timely industry topics, offers a line up of educational and professional development opportunities and showcases the host Destination’s newest products and services. Delegates also have the opportunity to participate in ATA’s Young Professionals Program forum, a tourism ministers’ roundtable, business-to-business and networking events, an African Bazaar, networking events, gala dinners and do pre- and post- country tours of Uganda.

 

The Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is pleased to offer the following tours:

Uganda Wildlife Authority Specials for ATA Delegates and the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

ATA members are pleased to offer the following Pre- and Post-Congress tours:

Gorilla & East Africa Safari and the Infinite Safari - ATA Congress 5 Day Luxury Uganda Safari Extension:

 

ATA-UGANDAThe Official Airline for the ATA  Congress in Uganda is Brussels Airlines. It is the Belgian airline group that offers the widest choice of flights to and from its base at Brussels Airport. A fleet of 43 aircraft and about 3,500 employees assure some 300 punctual flights daily, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 60 premium European and African and US airports. Brussels Airlines flies to 19 destinations on the African continent with transatlantic service to and from New York. 

The Official Congress Venue is Speke Resort & Conference Centre. It is conveniently located only 12 km from the centre of Kampala, offers you the ultimate in luxury accommodation and leisure facilities together with the finest conference and business meeting location in East Africa; all situated in an idyllic setting in Munyonyo on the shores of Lake Victoria. We offer the best conferencing facilities for national and international clientele, providing a professional but friendly ambiance that spells "Pleasure and Comfort" while still at work. 

 

 

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 visitwww.africatravelassociation.org.

 

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 http://www.visituganda.com.