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Friday February 7th, 2014

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February is Black History Month and group tour organizers for the African American Travel Conference were in Windsor this week to finalize details for the first ever gathering outside of the United States.

This year’s conference, hosted at Caesars Windsor is scheduled from April 8th to 10th, and will provide Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island with the opportunity to raise awareness of the Black History product we have in the area.

The tours will feature Windsor Essex’s Underground Railroad sites including the North American Black Historical Museum, John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum, Sandwich First Baptist Church and other cultural resources in the region.

“It is very appropriate during Black History Month to spotlight our Underground Railroad sites and give them the opportunity to showcase their programs and tell the compelling story of the journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad,” said Gordon Orr, CEO, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island.

Joseph Cappuzzello, President and CEO, Group Travel Family added. “The African American Travel Conference is looking forward to bringing this year’s conference to Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Our delegates are excited having the conference outside the United States for the first time and coming to Canada to experience firsthand the Underground Railroad historic sites, Caesars Windsor, the local wineries and cuisine, and all the area has to offer.”

For more information about the African American Travel Conference, log on to their website here.

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