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Pan Africa Market - City's Best: Restaurants serving African food often focus on a single region, but Pan Africa is honestly named, making this one-stop shopping for titillating your taste buds and expanding your horizons. Since eating with your fingers in public is rarely encouraged in adults, the flavorful Ethiopian vegetable and meat combo platters are favorites, served with injera (the spongy, flat, perforated bread made from tef) to transport bites to your mouth Details

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Seattle: Gateway to the Pacific, Washington State, Canada and Alaska. Home of Boeing and Microsoft
by Jerry W. Bird

My connections 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 Convention Center
ATA Chapter members will greet visitors to the Adventures in Travel Expos
in the heart of downtown Seattle, for the second consecutive year.

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.

It 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 Boards exhibiting.

Other Expos in Series

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 Los 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 productions.

Contact: Andrea Hutchinson, Adventures in Travel Expo 203-878-2577 ex 117


Africa Photos on this two page spread:

(1) Elephant from Adventures in Travel website.

(2) Scuba diver meets a Whale Shark near Djibouti.

(3) Fantasia in Northern Cameroon.

(4-5) Scenes from Tanzania's Swahili Coast.

6) Herd of zebras at the Ngorongoro Crater near Arusha,

Tanzania. (7) 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 Mount Kilimanjaro.

12) Elephant at Ngorongoro Crater.

(13) Octopus drying in the sun, Zanzibar.

(14) Crater lake at Ngorongoro.

(15) View the spectacular annual migration of wildlife herds from the comfort of a balloon when you visit the Serengeti.

(16) Zebras running, Northern Tanzania.

(17) Africa section group at the ATA booth, Adventures in Travel Expo, Seattle. (18) Visitors at Adventures in Travel Expo, Jacob Javits Center, New York City, NY.