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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Brussels Airlines joins ATA

The Africa Travel Association, the world's leading travel industry trade association promoting tourism to Africa, today announced that Brussels Airlines, a Star Alliance member, has joined the thirty-eight year old global organization as a corporate member. This new partnership comes on the heels of Brussels Airlines expanding the frequency of its African flight offerings to several destinations.

"We look forward to developing a strong and successful partnership with Brussels Airline," said Edward Bergman, ATA Executive Director. "With 2012 marking the arrival of the one billionth tourist worldwide and the steady emergence of Destination Africa as a site for business and pleasure travel growth, Brussels Airline's expansion represents both the reality and the potential of Africa's tourism industry."

Brussels Airlines, which currently offers flights to 19 destinations on the African continent, is expanding its African flight frequency by adding this summer more weekly flights to several existing destinations, including Dakar, Senegal, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Cotonou, Benin, Freetown, Sierra Leone and Conakry, Guinea. Furthermore, thanks to the launch this spring of a new service to Washington, Brussels Airlines will link its Africa network also with the US Capital.

"Joining the Africa Travel Association is another clear example of our long lasting passion for Africa," says Brussels Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Lars Redeglix. "It illustrates our strong commitment towards the tourism development of the continent."

The full flight schedule can be found on brusselsairlines.com .  

About the Africa Travel Association (ATA)

The Africa Travel Association (ATA) is the leading global trade association promoting travel and tourism to Africa and strengthening intra-Africa partnerships. Established in 1975, ATA serves both the public and private sectors of the international travel and tourism industry. ATA membership comprises African governments, their tourism ministers, tourism bureaus and boards, airlines, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, front-line travel sellers and providers, tour operators and travel agents, and affiliate industries. ATA partners with the African Union Commission (AU) to promote the sustainable development of tourism to and across Africa. ATA's annual events bring together industry leaders to shape Africa's tourism agenda. For more information, email: info@africatravelassociation.org, visit www.AfricaTravelAssociation.org or call +1-212-447-1357.