Miss Cherokee travels to Tourism Exhibition in Germany

by Mar 17, 2010NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments



Shown (left-right) Sonja Salzinger; Lynn Minges, North Carolina Assistant Secretary for Tourism, Marketing and Global Branding; Miss Cherokee Rachel Hicks; and Heidi Walters, director of International Marketing NC Department of Commerce. (Photos courtesy of Lynne Harlan)

This month, Miss Cherokee Rachael Hicks traveled to Berlin, Germany to participate in ITB Berlin, a major Tourism Exhibition. She accompanied the American Indian and Alaska Native Tourism Association booth and also worked in the North Carolina Tourism booth in what is known as the world’s largest tourism exhibition.

ITB Berlin showcased over 180 countries with over 10,000 exhibitors and attracted more than 180,000 visitors. Miss Cherokee met the Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit and presented him with a Cherokee mask.  She garnered media attention in Berlin appearing on the local news and in local newspapers.

Miss Cherokee Rachel Hicks (2nd from right) presents a Cherokee mask to Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Berlin. Also shown in the photo are Brian Zepeda (left) and Billy Walker (right), both members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.