The online magazine AfricanDiasporaTourism.com (ADT) in association with the AD King Foundation will present the African Diaspora World Tourism Awards & Travel Show Expo in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27.
The two-day event will also include an Africana Culture Performances Extravaganza and a Hall of Fame Luncheon. The awards ceremony will take place at the Atlanta Airport Marriott.
The official gala awards ceremony, recognizing people who have made unique and significant contributions in the fields of Black culture and heritage tourism, will take place on Saturday, April 27 beginning with a reception at 6 pm. Noted broadcast journalist Monica Kaufman Pearson is the host for the awards gala.
The African Diaspora World Tourism Awards ceremony will recognize tour operators, travel planners, culture and heritage scholars, tourism ministers and CEO’S, and other professionals in travel. Tribute will be paid to politicians, government officials, and people of all races who have contributed to the development and promotion of culture and heritage tourism in the African Diaspora.
In addition to giving out awards at the ceremony, AfricanDiasporaTourism.com will honor 100 leaders in the Hall of Fame who have made legendary contributions to the field of Black culture and heritage in such a way as to significantly influence tourism.
These include notables like Congressman John Lewis, Mr. And Ms. Muhammad Ali, Ms. Coretta King, Danny Glover, Dr. Julius Garvey, Dr. Asa Hilliard, Bob and Rita Marley, former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade, former Ambassador Andy Young, Tavis Smiley, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Dr. Jean Ping, and many others. The Hall of Fame luncheon honoring these legends will be Saturday at noon.
The Africana Extravaganza, consisting of cultural performances, artistic exhibits and Diasporic cuisines will happen on Friday at 7 p.m. The Travel Show Expo, which will take place on both Friday and Saturday, will allow tourism destinations, corporations and vendors of the hospitality industry to showcase and promote their products.
For registration and more information, visit www.ADWT-Awards.com. Discounted tables are available for special seating at the Awards Ceremony for organizations, associations and corporations. Travel Show Expo booths are available for businesses and vendors. Call 404-549-7215 or 404-784-4095 for further details.