Atta News & Alerts

Cape Town Tourism will continue to build on the city's tourism success

21 August 2017

Cape Town Tourism's service level agreement (SLA) has been expanded for another year by the City of Cape Town. The partnership will incur ongoing success and development enhancements in areas of responsibility, providing tourism experiences across the greater Cape Town to the benefit of the local tourism industry. The agreement has led to extensive collaborative projects, particularly within the areas of responsible tourism, universal access in tourism, visitor safety and in ... read more

Vic Falls to host regional health summit

21 August 2017

WHO communications officer Wendy Julias told Southern Eye that the summit would start running from August 28 to September 1, attracting 47 African countries. “It is the annual flagship meeting of ministers of Health from the region during which they discuss a range of strategies and actions to tackle public health challenges in the region,” she said. “As the highest decision-making body on health, its decisions have, over the years, contributed immensely towards ... read more

FCO Travel Advice: Mozambique

18 August 2017

Mozambique travel advice 16-08-2017 14:53 PM GMT Latest update: Entry requirements section - Mozambique has recently introduced the possibility for tourists to buy visas on arrival. This should be considered an exception, not standard practice. If you're travelling from a country where there is Mozambican diplomatic or consular representation (such as the UK), you should continue to apply for a visa before travelling. read more

S. Africa's tourism projected to grow: report

18 August 2017

Tourism in South Africa is set to profit from an influx of foreign travelers and foreign investment, a report forecast Wednesday. According to the report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a leading global auditing firm, South Africa saw a 12.8-percent growth in the number of foreign overnight visitors in 2016, a rebound compared with the 6.8-percent decline in 2015. The report projected the number would grow an average of 3.9 percent compounded annually to 12. ... read more

Royal Air Maroc Kenya service changes from Oct 2017

18 August 2017

Royal Air Maroc (RAM) in recent schedule update is adjusting service to Kenya, as the airline revises Casablanca – Nairobi service. From 11OCT17, existing 3 weekly 767 nonstop flight will be converted to Casablanca – N’Djamena – Nairobi, while operational aircraft switches to 737-800. The airline does not have local traffic rights on N’Djamena – Nairobi sector. Following schedule is effective from 29OCT17. ... read more

Africa offers mainland tourists cool vacation

17 August 2017

Africa has become a new hot destination for Chinese tourists this summer, as the continent's cooler weather and more relaxed visa policies have boosted local tourism. This summer, Chinese tourists who went to Kenya to watch the great migration of animals surged more than 100 percent over last summer, and those who traveled to Morocco soared more than 500 percent. On average, Chinese tourists spend about 24,000 yuan ($3,597) on trips to South Africa and East Africa, and spend ... read more

Xasa targeted in fake rhino poaching report

17 August 2017

Cape Town - The department of tourism says it does not under any circumstances tolerate the practice of poaching, as purported in a fake news report. The fake report released on Tuesday, 15 August has eluded that the Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa approves of rhino poaching. In response the department has issued a statement calling out the false and irresponsible information. It says, "We state categorically that the Minister did not and could never have expressed any ... read more

Travel Advisories

16 August 2017

Following the recent elections in Kenya various media sources have been issuing some misleading information regarding travel advisories. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advisories operate on a traffic light system with three levels of advice. Green – Good to Go Amber – Advise caution, all but essential travel Red – Do not travel Kenya is on green, “good to go” and the overall level has not changed for some time. ... read more

Throwing our rhinos a much-needed lifeline

16 August 2017

Five years into the fight against rhino poaching in South Africa, and the organisers of Investec Rhino Lifeline say they are still far from done. To date they have pumped R12 million into the project. Education and awareness have been identified as the strongest focus areas in the poaching crisis according to Tanya dos Santos, the head of Rhino Lifeline. Established in 2012, Rhino Lifeline identified three core focus areas - education, rescue and demand reduction. ... read more

Africa’s airports are busier than ever before

16 August 2017

A surge in air traffic is keeping Africa’s airports busier than ever, according to new data. In the first seven months of this year, total international arrivals to the continent grew by 14% over the same period in 2016. This strong growth was largely driven by a 13.2% increase in travel from Europe, which makes up nearly half the market and a 12.6% boost in intra-African travel, which is just over a quarter of the market. ... read more

 1 2 3 4 5  ...