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African leaders gather in New York to discuss tourism

Sep 24, 2010, 12:22 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

According to information reaching PointEntertainment, African leaders last Wednesday gathered at the New York University (NYU) to discuss tourism as an economic engine of growth and development.

The gathering aimed at getting leaders to participate in the African Travel Association's fifth Annual presidential forum on tourism.

The event was held as part of the NYU Africa House Conference of African leaders, an occasion of the UN General Assembly Meetings.

The gathering is also considered to be the Africa Travel Association's highest profile event in the United States. It offers Africa's leaders an important opportunity to speak about how Travel and Tourism contributes to a country’s economy and development and to highlight the current challenges and future prospects each country faces in the promotion of the sector.

Fatou Mass Jobe, Minister of Tourism and Culture and also the president of the African Travel Association in The Gambia, was among the leaders who attended the meeting.