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March 2019 updates and highlights

April update including TRAVEL AGENT FORUM in Las Vegas and new planes for Uganda Airways.

In March, AFRICA TRAVEL ALLIANCE participated in the TRAVEL AGENT FORUM in Las Vegas - a travel agent conference which included educational sessions, one-on-one meetings, roundtables and an exhibit floor.

We represented FKLM ETHIOPIA TOURS, a tour operator based in Addis Ababa and specializing in a variety of tour offerings - faith, student, historical and adventure - which saw great success as we were able to educate many travel agents to the destination.

By offering a FAM Trip next February, FKLM sparked the interest of these agents eager to learn a new destination. We will continue to promote their FAM throughout the year and are positive this FAM will have the same success as the FAM we helped organize for REDROAD TOURS (Uganda) in January 2019.

If you'd like to get your company name known in the US market, please review our updated schedule of marketing opportunities for the remainder of 2019. We offer shows/conference in several markets including Retail, Wholesale, Faith, and Student and are offering special rates for Africa Travel Alliance members.

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Kevin E. Streit, CSTP, CTC, CTIS
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UNITED AIRLINES ANNOUNCES DIRECT SERVICE FROM NEWARK TO CAPETOWN

World map showing air route from Newark to Capetown

Beginning in December 2019, United Airlines will offer direct service from Newark to Capetown three days a week. The flight will be operated in a 787-9 Dreamliner with 48 seats in Business Class, 88 seats in Economy Plus, and 116 seats in Coach. As the only non-stop service from the US, this flight will save travelers nearly 8 hours round trip from current flights offered.

Complete article.

CANADIAN COMPANY, BOMBADIER, CELEBRATES DELIVERY OF FIRST CRJ900 AIRCRAFT TO UGANDA AIRLINES

Bombardier CRJ900 delivery to Ugandan Airlines

The new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for its upcoming debut, making it the first operator in Africa with this enhanced cabin experience.

Complete article.

Kevin at Travel Agent Forum

Kevin Streit presenting at ravel Agent Forum

The numbers were very strong at ITB Berlin this year with an increase in attendance and strong interest in Africa (as the 2 articles above describe). I met with a few current and potential members including Joseph Muya, Lake Nakuru Lodge, Kenya.


Schedule

Following is a list of trade shows and sales missions where we can represent your company under the Africa Travel Alliance umbrella. There are some opportunities where you can be present as well (where indicated).

Note: this list is current and not necessarily related to the date this newsletter was published.

There are currently no upcoming events


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