Black History Canada
Africa in Quebec City / Montreal / Toronto., / Ottawa,Whistler, BC
African Embassies, Canada .
Canada Africa Partnership
Through Children's Eyes: .
Canadian Embassy, Ethiopia
Canada's Ethiopian Diaspora .

Quebec: Centres of Excellence

Photo (left) Presentation of theWorld Urban Forum, Vancouver Convention Centre

Canadian Writeres on Africa





Canada and the Third World
Marketers of Africa Tourism have hardly scratched the surface of the Canadian market. This edition reveals what can be done to improve the situation through planning and participation.



The 21st edition of the Montreal International Travel and Tourism Show is now behind us and again this year, Africa took a good part of the exhibition. Several African nations were on site to promote their culture and landscapes. Most are regular visitors, like Tanzania which always comes to Montreal with a huge delegation. Members from the National Parks Authority and the Tourism Board exhibited with private businesses. South Africa was also a popular booth this year, the 2010 FIFA World Cup being held in the country, it is not surprising that the South African stand received lots of visitors. Kenya teamed up with Kenya Airways to showcase their national offer and Lesotho was present for the second year in a row, hoping to gain from the South African visibility. Senegal, exhibiting with the Maison de l'Afrique also presented their main attractions. Cameroon offered a good presentation of its eco-tourism offer and a newcomer to the show, Uganda was there to present the country for the first time to the Montreal market. Of course, regular visitors from the North, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt had very big presence at the show. This 2009 edition received a record number of 37 576 visitors, or whom 3000 were professionals. It is a 5 % increase over the 2008 edition.  It's a rendezvous in October 22nd to 24th 2010 for the next International Tourism and Travel Show in Montréal. Denis Dionne, ATA Canada Chapter

ATTA Adventure Travel World Summit, Quebec, Canada, Oct. 20-22 . Website
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Museum of Black History in Canada: The Road North
Photos from SITV in MontrealATA Canada Photos . Canadian News Bureau
Congratulations to
ARTA Canada on its launch.

African Canadian Heritage: The African Canadian Heritage Association is an African Heritage and language program operating out of a new location at Centennial College Progress Campus (at Markham Rd. and Hwy 401)The ACHA program features African history lessons, arts and crafts, special events for students, who range in age from 5 to 16 years of age. Classes run from September to June. Most notable ACHA special events include : the Youth Retreat (for children 11 Years and older ). Entrepreneur's Day and the Black History Challenge. Website

African Mayors Active at UN World Urban Forum in Vancouver.
Great Cities of Africa Magazine Editions Launched
by Jerry W. Bird, Editor

What a memorable week. After 30 year, UN Habitat returned to its launching pad - the seaport city of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. The crowd at the United Nations World Urban Forum was estimated at 10,000,and it certainly seemed so, judging by the heavy attendance at many of the sessions. We had the extreme pleasure of taking two groups of mayors representing different African countries on tours of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia in our 7 passenger Dodge Caravan. It's one way for us to repay the wonderful hospitality we have enjoyed in almost 14 years with the Africa Travel Association as its media voice in North America and on the global scene.
Photo: African mayor on a cultural tour of Vancouver's Chinatown, second largest in North America. We later visited and the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology, UBC Botonaical Gardens, and Gastown, heart of the city in the 1890s.
. The twin goals of Habitat are "Adequate shelter for all and "sustainable human settlements development in an urbanizing world. The Global Village was well represented, this week - with Africa making a particularly strong showing. As publishers of Africa Travel Magazine and related travel business media features, we were extremely pleased and honored to be able to to network with so many of our African colleagues. More->
Peace Parks across Canada
Fifteen Years ago as Canada celebrated its 125th Birthday, some 400 cities and towns across Canada dedicated a Park to Peace - with most parks dedicated at Noon local time, October 8th, as the National Peacekeeping Monument was being unveiled in Ottawa. "Peace Parks Across Canada" was conceived and organized by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) in collaboration with "CANADA 125" and the National Capital Commission. More

Toronto ATA Member promotes Association at Boston Globe Travel Show
Photo (right) ATA Canada Chapter member Yue Chi, who volunteered to manage an Africa Section ATA exhibit at the Boston Globe Travel Show. Yue operates ASST, an international tour company based in Toronto, Ontario.

African Diaspora in Canada Study:
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Africans in Vancouver area:
Africans, estimated at some 20,000 to 30,000 in the Lower Mainland, tend to organize themselves into social and cultural groups based on their national origin. However, efforts have been made to organize them under a broader, single association embracing Africans from all over the African continent without regard to their race, nationality or ethnic or cultural backgrounds. In 1983 the African-Canadian Association of British Columbia was formed. :Click for full story

Photo: Jerry W. Bird (left), President, ATA Canada Chapter and Editor of Africa Travel Magazine with former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan during UN World Urban Forum

Globe 2008: Africa Travel Magazine Editors and Broadcast Team plus ATA Canada members will cover the World's Biggest Enviro-Business Expo, Vancouver.

BC's Whistler Resort hosts Adventure Travel World Summit . Go

Africa help Quebec celebrate 400 years . Go
Africa Shines in Montréal .
A growing number of African countries are exhibiting at the Salon International Tourism Voyages in Montréal. Denis Dionne of ATA Canada Chapter provided Africa Travel Association membership information, plus forms to attendees from Canadian travel agencies. Nathalie Phillipe of ATA head office in New York was available to answer questions regarding opportunities for Canadian professionals and companies to get involved with ATA. Friday has has become custom. The first day is reserved for industry professionals. In collaboration with ACTA-Québec, the show will tour the globe with its myriad of inviting destinations. Contact . SITV - PHOTOS

Canada Africa Travel and Fashion Road Show.
Potential sponsors, presenters and attendees please fax 1 604 681 6595 or e-mail

Bonjour Canada . by Muguette Goufrani, Associate Editor
The (ATA) Africa Travel Association, Canada Chapter is on a roll. We have already recruited new members in three cities including Toronto and Montreal and our early round of travel trade shows in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto will be an opportunity to add more to our growing list. The exciting thing is that most new members hear about ATA via the internet. As our French language section of the website grows in terms of influence, search power and volume of pages, our strength in Quebec is bound to grow. Our first was Denis Dionne of Montreal, who works with the Bombardier Aircraft division and has worked with African countries at trade shows for the past several years. More to come on Denis and all the new members soon. [Muguette Bio]

ATA Canada Now In Ontario: ATA welcomes Yue Chi of Africa Adventures and Study Tours, Toronto, Ontario. She has an extensive knowledge of Asian Markets and its boundless opportunities for Africa. Details->->

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Once again proving the Power of the Internet combined with our editorial and marketing talents

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Association of Corporate Travel Executives Global Conference

Vancouver's Geraldine Paques Wins Tour d'Afrique Stage 16. Canadians won both the men's and women's categories in stage 16, as Sam Bail of Toronto continued to ride strong.

ATA Canada Road Show Caravan: We started at the Vancouver and Calgary Adventure Travel Shows and continued to spread the good news about travel to Africa in communities enroute. Our further objective is to cover events in selected areas, interacting with local media and introducing Africa Tourism and Culture. If your African tourism destination is interested, write to africa!

African Participation at Globe 2008, World's Biggest Eco Business Event
Business leaders, policy makers, and solutions providers from around the world will come together at GLOBE 2006 to discuss the most recent developments in the business of the environment and find innovative solutions to global environmental challenges. At the GLOBE 2006 Trade Fair, more than 400 exhibitors from North America, Europe and Asia.

Solid African Presence at Montréal's Salon International du Voyage
by Denis Dionne
Canada's Quebec Province hosted the World Ecotourism Summit earlier this year -and we were ready for a powerful encore at the International Tourism and Travel Show in downtown Montréal's impressive Place Bonaventure. This exciting event, one of the most important in North America, attracts over 20,000 visitors annually. A specialty of the show is the fact that the first night (Friday) is reserved for the travel trade, as hundreds of travel professionals gather to 'network' and make business deals. This large, multifaceted show is the year's hottest opportunity to present new products and destinations in a key area of the North American market. Every year, dozens of countries are represented by tourism officials and many businesses from abroad make their way to Montréal to participate. Canada Chapter of ATA plans to be out in force at the 2003 version of this exciting event (
Photo exhibits).


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