SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Conducting one of the workshops during the
African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference set for the Fairmont
Southampton Princess in Bermuda, May 25 to 28 will be a tourism
consultant specializing in the African-American market, Gaynelle
Henderson-Bailey, president and chief executive officer of
Henderson Associates & Tours, here.
The firm's travel operations division does business as Henderson
Travel & Tours.
Henderson-Bailey, who holds a Ph.D in communications, on May 27,
starting at 2:45 p.m., will tackle the topic: How to Successfully
Develop and Market the African Diaspora as a Cultural Tourism
Henderson Associates also is handling bookings for the
conference in Bermuda.
The Diaspora Heritage Trail is a project of the Bermuda
Department of Tourism to identify, conserve and promote historical
sites linked with the development and progress of people of African
descent, and it is looking to spread the concept worldwide.
The conference will bring together visitor and academic
officials with an interest in developing the trail.
The contributions made by these Africans to various destinations
would be focused on after arrival, including houses of worship,
workplaces, residences, cultural institutions, cemeteries and other
Areas where Africans were transported -- and likely points for
developing a trail -are Bermuda (where one already exists); the
U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe.
Africa itself also is included and the African Travel
Association, New York, will be represented at the Bermuda
For information on the conference, call (800) 327-2309, Ext. 505
or e-mail [email protected].