Cameroon to host Africa ecotourism symposium

NEW YORK -- Cameroon is looking to grab its share of the tourism spotlight.

The republic will serve as host to the Africa Travel Association's fifth Ecotourism, Trade & Investment Symposium this year. The conference is set to take place Nov. 25 to 30.

In October, a Cameroon delegation met with ATA chapter presidents in Washington, New York, Atlanta and New York to answer questions and reassure them about security concerns.

The republic, which is about the size of California, is hoping to spur interest in travel and investment from ATA members attending the show.

Cameroon is promoting its game parks, beaches and chain properties, including Hilton, Ibis and Sofitel. The registration fee is $725 per person, double; $925, single.

The rate covers all symposium functions, five nights' accommodations at the Hilton Yaounde, breakfast and most meals. Pre- and post-conference trips are available.

For details, call Marilyn Eugene at (212) 447-1926 or visit www.africa-ata.org.

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