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Akwaaba, The African Travel Market, And The Africa Travel Association Renew Tourism Partnership

The Africa Travel Association, the world's leading travel industry trade association promoting tourism to Africa, recently announced that it will renew its partnership with Akwaaba, the only annual international travel fair in West Africa, to market and promote tourism to West Africa.

"ATA is excited to partner with Akwaaba in its ninth year to increase arrivals to and tourism receipts in West Africa, particularly from North America and from across Africa,” said Edward Bergman, ATA executive director. "As one of the world's fastest growing regional markets that is benefiting from a growing middle class and increase in business travel, West Africa offers a wide range of investment and growth opportunities. ATA is committed to helping grow this marketplace through partnership."

Akwaaba, also known as the African Travel Market, will be held once again at the New Expo Centre at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria from 27 to 29 October 2013. Over the last nine, years, Akwaaba has become the most important travel marketing platform in the region drawing attendance from over 20 countries, including 12 international airlines and leading African hotel chains. AKWAABA has been designated by the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) as the official travel exhibition in Nigeria.

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