From the President
I am honoured and humbled to be the new ATA President starting 2015. I wish to thank my colleague and predecessor, Hon. Eng. Walter Mzembi for the strong stewardship and good work during his term of office. My challenge will be to consolidate and build on the achievements of the association.
The mission I have for ATA is to strengthen and widen the partnership of Africa and America in tourism promotion and development. We hope to activate and open more ATA chapters and build more networks with global and regional organizations in support for Africa’s tourism growth.
I thank the administrative leadership of ATA for the dedication and focus in pursuing the objectives of the association and urge all members to revitalize and excite Africa Travel this year.
I wish you all a happy and eventful 2015.
Hon. Dr. Maria Mutagamba
Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities
From the Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission
I would like to express my appreciation for the role that ATA has played all along in improving and strengthening the travel industry in Africa. The African Union Commission (AUC), leading Africa integration, reiterates its readiness to work with ATA and its stakeholders in order to speed up the development of this important industry. That"s why the AUC and ATA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of tourism to and across Africa.
Dr. Elham M.A. Ibrahim