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The Association for Promotion of Tourism to Africa

Africa is a vast continent and for travel agents who find it overwhelming, who want to learn more about selling it, or to stay in touch and in the know, there is APTA-the Association for Promotion of Tourism to Africa.  APTA promotes tourism to Africa and her islands through the education of its members.

APTA is powered by a passionate group of travel professionals bringing together African tourist boards, airlines, operators, hotels, camps, lodges, retail travel agents and Africa specialists in America.  A volunteer, nonprofit organization, APTA creates a platform for buyers and sellers to connect, contribute, and conduct business. In cities throughout the country local chapters host meetings, social events and mini trade shows and create networking opportunities where experienced Africa specialists share their expertise, ideas, and information with retail agents looking to sell what may initially seem to be the most daunting destinations. Through dinner meetings, trade events, and the newsletter and website, APTA provides retail travel agents with the tools, contacts and confidence to sell Africa and her islands.
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The 2013 APTA National Forum is right around the corner! This is a superb networking opportunity, and the  ideal occassion for suppliers and buyers to meet and mingle. The Forum is open to all members, individuals and corporate. This year’s Forum will have a strong focus on conservation, sustainability and responsible tourism. For more information about the 2013 Nation Forum, click here.

  • APTA’s quarterly magazine contains a wealth of current information and updates from members and member countries.
  • The member directory on is an invaluable resource and a comprehensive, searchable database of key representatives and contacts in the African travel industry

To become a member, visit or contact Cheryle Schumacher Velsor at

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