Allentown, PA (PRWEB) May 29, 2009
AfricanMecca, Africa's top specialist safari and tour operator celebrated as it received the Tanzania Tourism 2009 Award for the Southern and Western Circuit at the Africa Travel Association (ATA) Congress held in Cairo, Egypt. The Honorable Shamsa S. Mwangunga, Tanzania's Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, and President of ATA, presented the prestigious award at the special Tanzania Evening Gala Dinner held at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo.
Altaf Visram - Sales and Reservation Director at the family-run African outfitter was delighted that the latest achievement of their North American safari tour operations has been recognized "It is a real honor to be in Egypt, and for AfricanMecca Safaris to have received the Southern and Western Tanzania Safari accolade. We are naturally proud as it hosts Selous, Ruaha, Mikumi, Katavi, Gombe and Mahale National Parks - pristine regions that are all too familiar to us, and are just a hop, skip and jump away from our maternal grandparents homeland in Southern Tanzania".
More than 300 leading agents, tour operators and hospitality professionals from across the regional and global travel industry attended the Africa Travel Association (ATA) Congress in Cairo last week. The four-day forum addressed a myriad of topics, such as the future of Africa's tourism industry, tourism growth markets, travel trends, airline access to Africa, investment opportunities in the tourism industry and transportation. In addition, delegates participated in roundtables with tourism ministers, an Africa Bazaar for buyers and sellers, networking events, host country days, multiple gala dinners and pre- and post- country tours.
Americans have the highest tourist arrivals in Tanzania - The Land Of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and The Serengeti, also the cradle of mankind. AfricanMecca's number one priority is commitment to its travel agents and customers. Added Visram "All credit to our employees and team offices who provide uncompromising, dedicated and quality driven personalized services. It is with our experience and accurate knowledge of our homeland that we have the ability to understand and create tailor-made tours to unimaginable places a reality, which benefit our clients taking into account various factual operational and feasibility factors unknown to the first time or limited time traveler to Africa."
AfricanMecca has scooped up a number of important accolades this year. The most recent it topped was the National Geographic Adventure Magazine's selection of Best Adventure Travel Companies On Earth in 2009 with a superb customer satisfaction rate of 96.67%.
AfricanMecca is a natively owned Africa Destination Management Company with professional tour planning and reservation partner offices in the United States, United Kingdom and ground operations team within Africa serving travel agents and clients throughout the world. AfricanMecca is a TOP Operator Member at American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), one of less than 90 Elite Tour Providers in the World & Africa's Specialty Tour Operator. More information on Africa safari, vacation tours and holiday destination guide to Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, Zambia