PATA signs up with Africans

11th May 2006

A formal understanding between the Africa Travel Association and PATA has been signed. ATA President, the Hon. Kabinga J
Pande MP, Zambia’s Minister of Tourism, Environment and
Natural Resources, signed the agreement during ATA’s 31st World
Congress in Accra, Ghana, last week. Minister Pande attended the 55th
PATA Annual Conference last month. The memorandum spells out areas of
information and research exchange and other areas of cooperation
between the two associations and their members. The aim of the
PATA-ATA link is to gain a greater understanding of, and positively
influence, increased tourism flows between both regions. Both ATA and
PATA expressed their gratitude for the leadership role which the
International Institute for Peace Through Tourism played to bring
about the PATA-ATA partnership. The ATA Conference also appointed the
Hon. J. Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, as ATA’s
new President.


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