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Economic development, heritage, race/Desarrollo, herencia ,étnia

Este artículo de allAfrica.com nos muestra las coincidencias entre el desarrollo (a través del turismo cultural), la conciencia étnica y la capacidad de hacer plata de cualquier cosa. La pregunta de siempre: ¿Cuánto ayudará a la gente común? Para traducirlo cortá y pegá el texto en babelfish.com.

This article shows us the links between development (through cultural tourism), ethnic consciousness and the capacity to market anything. The age-old question: how much will it help regular people?

'Heritage Trail' to Link African, Caribbean, U.S. Tourist Effort

September 27, 2006
Posted to the web September 28, 2006

By Charles Cobb Jr.
Hamilton, Bermuda

Hundreds of participants are expected at a 5-day 'African Diaspora Heritage Trail' (ADHT) conference opening today in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Author and Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, keynotes the opening plenary.
The conference is part of an initiative to bring together representatives from Africa and descendants of Africa to stimulate heritage-trail tourist destinations, programs and products.
The slave trade, said Bermuda Premier W. Alexander Scott, in an opening statement, "had a tremendous impact on populating most of the islands in the Caribbean, and South America…we recognize ADHT as a way of documenting and sharing our history and culture with visitors and residents alike."
The conference "will facilitate long term relationships between Bermuda and the Caribbean, African nations, North America and South America," according to a conference statement.
The island's Tourist Minister, Ewart Brown, added that "the Diaspora spans continents and oceans and joins a potentially disparate people into a cohesive unit." His sentiment echoes other recent developments.
Earlier this month, tour operators, government ministers and international agencies met in Geneva, Switzerland to launch TourismAfrica 2006, an effort to aggressively expand African tourism destinations and to bring more coordination and cooperation among the continent's tourist providers. Heritage travel was prominent in that meeting as well.
The African Union has now established a "sixth region", permitting North American African Diaspora participation in the Pan-African organization. The United States government has even assigned a representative to this new region.
Ghana is spearheading a "Joseph Project" aimed at encouraging tourism and even resettlement in Ghana by descendants of Africa. The name is taken from the Biblical Old Testament story of Joseph, his sale into slavery, and - years later – his finally being reunited with his brothers.
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