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NEW YORK, NY, October 17, 2008 - The China Business Network (CBN), in affiliation with the China

Travel and Tourism Club (CTTC), and the Africa Travel Association signed a memorandum of

understanding devoted to increasing the visibility of travel opportunities to and within Africa and China.

"This is an exciting opportunity for CBN and ATA," said ATA Executive Director Edward Bergman. "Both

China and Africa are seeing a significant rise in incoming tourism numbers, as more and more Chinese

and African tourists are choosing to explore each other's diverse and vast travel products. The timing and

potential for investment in the industry could not be any better."

The travel and tourism industry has become an increasingly important economic driver and foreign

revenue driver in China, as well as in a growing number of countries across Africa.

"Working with ATA confirms the commitment that we at CBN have on supporting African countries in

regard to the continued development of travel and tourism to the continent," said Dr. Adam Wu, Chief

Operating Officer of the China Business Network. "Africa is a major partner for China and a very

attractive destination for Chinese visitors."

As part of the MOU, the partners agree to engage in a dialogue to explore ways to support each other's

missions and programs. ATA will also exhibit promotional materials on Destination Africa at the China

International Travel Market (CITM), to be held from November 20-23, 2008 at Shanghai New

International Expo. CITM is the largest travel exhibition in Asia.

"Promotional authorities and commercial companies in the travel industry across Africa can benefit from

CBN's targeted marketing services and promotional efforts geared towards Chinese travelers," said Wu.

"CBN is happy to work closely with ATA to help increase Chinese traffic to Africa for business, incentive

and leisure travel and increase Chinese investment."

For more information on the CITM expo, visit ATA members can

contact ATA to learn about joining a delegation to attend the show.

About CBN

China Business Network (CBN) is an organization focusing on outbound travel from China. CBN is

experienced in promoting foreign destinations and incoming service providers to the entire outbound

travel trade via the China Travel and Tourism Club ( with reaches of 25,000

related companies and authorities in China and over 18,000 travel professionals as individual members.

About ATA

The Africa Travel Association, a US-based non-profit 501(c)(6), is the world's premier travel association

promoting tourism to Africa and intra-Africa travel and partnership since 1975. ATA members include

ministries of tourism and culture, national tourism boards, airlines, hoteliers, travel agents, tour

operators, travel trade media, public relations firms, NGOs, and SME's. For more information, visit ATA

online at