1976 - Nairobi, Kenya
1977 - Abidjan, Ivory Coast
1978 - Sousse/Monastir, Tunisia
1979 - Tangier, Morocco
1980 - Libreville, Gabon
1981 - Lusaka, Zambia
1982 - Lome, Togo
1983 - Cairo, Egypt
1984 - Banjul, The Gambia
1985 - Nairobi, Kenya
1986 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1987 - Douala, Cameroon
1988 - Harare, Zimbabwe
1989 - New York, NY, USA
1990 - Casablanca, Morocco
1991 - Cairo, Egypt
1992 - Cote d'Ivoire
1993 - Lusaka, Zambia
1994 - Accra, Ghana
1995 - Nairobi, Kenya
1996 - Windhoek, Namibia
1997 - Cotonou, Benin
1998 - Arusha, Tanzania
1999 - Accra, Ghana
2000 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2001 - Cape Town, South Africa
2002- Conakry, Guinée
2003 - Lusaka and Livingstone, Zambia
2004 - Douala, Cameroon
2005 - Nairobi, Kenya
2006 - Accra, Ghana
2007 - Addis Ababa,Ethiopia
2008, Arusha, Tanzania
2009 - Cairo, Egypt


1992 - Saly / Dakar, Senegal
1994 - South Africa
1996 - Marrakech, Morocco
2000 - Abuja, Nigeria
2001- Yaounde, Cameroon
2002 - Fez, Morocco
2003 - Zanzibar, Tanzania -
2004 - Kampala, Uganda
2005: Luanda, Angola
2006 - Calabar, Nigeria
2008 -Djibout
i2009 - Togo

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The western media needs to focus more on success stories in Africa. We are doing so many good things out here which do not get enough publicity." H. E. President Kikwete of Tanzania,

Accentuate the Positive and Miracles Happen
by Jerry W. Bird

The Best of Africa World Edition series is a bold and positive step that expands our magazine's reach and frequency by offering individual countries an option to benefit from an exclusive, self cover magazine that is affordable and updated regularly. Our premier issue, the Ethiopia World Edition appeared in mid 2008 and more editions are on the way.

We've been publishing Africa Travel Magazine for almost 14 years and its success year after year seems like a miracle to many observers. Like the Africa Travel Association which gave us our start and continuing support, we are nonprofit. Our focus is on partnered distribution with African governments, ATA chapters and related associations such as PATA, CCA,UNWTO, AFRAA, IIPT and ASTA, plus trade shows, hotel chains, airlines, foundations and business groups.

Several years ago we partnered with Adventures in Travel Expo - providing advertising in exchange for exhibit space. This one decision allows us to circulate Africa Travel Magazine in New York, Chicago, Washington, Seattle and the Los Angeles market. Our magazine continues to appear at new show venues across North America, inside Africa and Europe. For our agenda of trade and consumer shows, university events and more, please visit our events page.

What's a Keeper?
On my first day with a national travel magazine in 1989, I made a vow to focus on producing magazine editions our readers will want to keep from one to five years or more. And it has happened! Earlier in my career, as a media buyer and later as an advertising agency president, I knew that many magazines had the staying power of a day or two. People has the attention span of a flea. A quick read - and soon forgotten! My reasoning was this - "If people put their time, effort, heart and soul, into producing a magazine edition, why not aim for the longest possible shelf life?" We call it a keeper? Like one of my idols used to say, "If you've got it -- flaunt it."

So my goal was to create colorful, topical, well researched and targeted editions, such as we have with the Best of Africa series. I began with "Railways of the World," "Great Drives" and "Air Highways," paving the way for Africa Travel Magazine in 1995. Rather than make Africa Travel Magazine a quick read, I aimed for "keeper" status right from the start. The result? Almost fourteen years later, our back issues are still in demand.

For example, our "Millennium Yearbook Edition" on Ethiopia is still as fresh as the day it was launched in 2000. Similar editions featuring Angola, Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, Benin, Morocco, Guinea, Ghana, Angola, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa, enjoy the same lasting appeal.

Coming soon is " Great Cities of Africa," an idea born at the 3rd United Nations World Urban Forum in Vancouver, Canada. At this landmark event we met with mayors from across Africa and gave them a personal tour of our city. Since Africa's historic cities are capitals of culture and gateways to sustainable tourism, it stands to reason that a powerful, positive, in-depth magazine series, written in language a travel agent or traveler can relate to, will earn a prominent spot in offices, homes and news stands around the world. Editor's Bo

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The answer is Africa Travel Magazine - a powerful, positive, influential media voice - in print, online and on air. We're foremost in delivering the "good news" about Africa travel, trade and tourism - a success record verified by top rankings on Google, Yahoo and MSN. Such results prove that our 12 years as publishers of Africa Travel Magazine are making their mark by appealing to upscale, well educated adult readers, who are sincerely interested in our positive, forward looking message.

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Have you heard about Africa Travel Magazine's GREAT CITIES OF AFRICA?

We call them "Capitals of Culture and Gateways to Sustainable Tourism and Global Enterprise."

This exciting series debuts in print as a supplement in our coming edition.

The idea was born last summer when I interviewed a delegation of African mayors, and escorted them on a tour of Vancouver, Canada, where the UN 3rd World Urban Forum was in full swing.

That stimulating, week-long experience set the stage for success. Our 2007 Great Cities of Africa spotlight shines on Calabar, Nigeria, proud host of ATA's 10th Ecotourism Symposium - Abuja, Nigeria's Capital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, site of our 32nd World Congress, and Kampala, Uganda, home of the 4th Africa Peace Through Tourism Conference.

In "A Tale of Two Cities" - our editors and candid camera profile cities in various countries we have visited recently. Examples are Yaounde and Douala, Accra and Kumasi, Cape Town and Jo'burg, Nairobi and Mombasa, Lusaka and Livingstone, Arusha and Dar es Salaam, Casablanca and Marrakech. Get the picture?

Each city's airport will be profiled in "Air Highways to Africa," another Africa Travel Magazine supplement. Please visit our award winning, Google-friendly website. Search from over 3,500 pages on Africa travel, trade, transportation, hospitality and tourism.

Learn how our media team can be your reliable long-range partner on the marketing scene. If you would like to get involved in our "Great Cities of Africa" Essay Contest or to be interviewed with comments on your favorite African city, please e-mail africa@dowco.com and we will send you a form.