African Diaspora World Tourism Awards: The Oscars of Black Culture

The African Diaspora World Tourism Awards (ADWTA) is the first ever awards ceremony honoring trailblazers in black culture and heritage as an influence on tourism. It is designed in appreciation of the service and dedication of leaders from around the world who have significantly impacted tourism and inspired the exploration of black culture and heritage sites around the globe.

The event which will take place from April 26th– 28th will feature Cultural exhibition, “The Hall of Fame” luncheon, Caribbean brunch and the Award Ceremony. For Bob Marley’s fans, Donisha, Bob Marley’s granddaughters will have a show on the 25th, the Thursday before the main Award Ceremony. Guest travelling for the Award Ceremony could plan their booking to take advantage of this special show.

Some of the guest speakers, VIP guests and organizations  already confirmed for the event  include Monica Kaufman Pearson, a celebrated news anchor in Atlanta, been referred to by many as the ‘face’ of the city. She is also the winner of 30 Emmys and the first black and first woman to anchor a 6 p.m. newscast in Atlanta, beating out Oprah Winfrey for the position. Others include  Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Marcus Garvey;  Dr. Djbril Diallo of the United Nations,  Nigerian Tourism Corporation,  prominent  Governors from Nigeria,  senators from Canada  and Dr. Ewart Brown, the former prime minister of Bermuda.

Other expected guests include, delegations from Cameroon to be led by the tourism minister and also the tourism minister from Senegal. Also confirmed for the event are guests from the Hall of Fame members from America, Africa and Europe including Hon. Kenneth Gbandi from Germany.

There are very good signals that H.E. Wade, former President of Senegal will be attending the event. Also anticipated for the event are the Tourism ministers and officials from the Caribbean, including some members of Bob Marley’s family and the South African deputy minister for Culture. Also members of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s family may also be attending the event.

Guest with reserved booking for the event could get discounts from British Airways and could make reservation at Atlanta Airport Marriott (4711 Best Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30337) at $85 per night (double occupancy).

For more information call (404) 766- 7900 and ask for African Diaspora World Tourism Awards’ special rooms rate.

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