Gateway to the Pacific, Washington State, Canada and
Alaska. Home of Boeing and Microsoft
by Jerry W. Bird.
with the City of Seattle go back many decadeså.
My father was born there, and my mother's dad grew up
in nearby Edmonds, before settling in Vancouver,
Canade, a 3- hour drive. Our Vancouver warehouse is
loaded with issues of Africa Travel Magazine,
featuring many African destinations. We plan to
distribute magazines and conduct radio-tv interviews
from the expo's Africa Section. Continued
December 8 to 10 at Seattle's Washington State
ATA Chapter members will greet visitors to the
Adventures in Travel Expos
in the heart of downtown Seattle, for the second
In 2008, our
magazine was a top attraction at the ATA exhibit,
which anchored the Africa Section. Supported by the
Seattle Times Daily Newspaper, Adventures in Travel
Expo targeted one of North America's largest and most
affluent markets, famous as the home of industry
giants Boeing Aircraft Company and Microsoft, Bill
Gates' giant conglomerate. The area is America's
gateway to Asia Pacific, Alaska and Western Canada.
Africa Travel Magazine's publishers expect many North
American travelers to consider the Pacific route to
Africa via China, India, Japan and other countries
when planning future trips.
was a wonderful opportunity for Africa Travel, Trade
and Tourism at the Adventures in Travel Expo
in the Washington State Convention Center last
weekend.Our exhibit, representing the Africa Travel
Association, anchored the Africa Section and this
allowed us to speak directly to the travel trade, plus
potential travelers from the public. We
circulated hundreds of copies of Africa Travel
Magazine featuring a choice of African
destinations from our ATA booth and courtesy of other
exhibitors from the Africa section.
Seattle is an
ideal city for promoting travel to Africa. We expect
the interest generated here to grow as it did in
New York City, where our editorial team participated
in the first two Adventures in Travel Expos. The
first year we had the same number of African
exhibits as there were in Seattle. By the following
year that number increased by four times, with
many African Tourism Ministries and Tourist
The 2010 series
begins in January with Adventures in Travel Expos in
New York and Chicago, followed by Los Angles,
Washington, DC and Seattle. "Seattle represents a
market that research shows will be very receptive to
our show, an exciting arena filled with a wealth of
interactive exhibits from around the globe," said John
Golicz, CEO Unicomm LLC. Powerful Media SupportPart of
this success can be attributed to the quality of media
partners that the company has assembled over the
years, such as the
Angeles Times, New York Post, Chicago Tribune, and
National Geographic. Unicomm is an independent
business-to-business communications company
specializing in originating and managing world-class
trade shows and conferences. Located in Milford,
Connecticut, Unicomm is led by a seasoned management
team possessing over 50 years of events industry
experience and an impressive track record of dozens of
successful show launches and hundreds of event
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Africa Photos on
this two page spread:
from Adventures in Travel website.
(2) Scuba diver
meets a Whale Shark near Djibouti.
(3) Fantasia in
from Tanzania's Swahili Coast.
6) Herd of
zebras at the Ngorongoro Crater near Arusha,
Drill Ranch at Calabar, Nigeria.
(8) Lions at
Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda.
9) Maasai ladies
welcome visiting delegates to their village on the
Massai Mara, Kenya. (10) Stone Town, Zanzibar.
(11) Snows of
12) Elephant at
drying in the sun, Zanzibar.
(14) Crater lake
(15) View the
spectacular annual migration of wildlife herds from
the comfort of a balloon when you visit the Serengeti.
running, Northern Tanzania.
section group at the ATA booth, Adventures in Travel
Expo, Seattle. (18) Visitors at Adventures in Travel
Expo, Jacob Javits Center, New York City,