Atta News & Alerts

Brexit tourists: SA’s rand ranked 4th in strongest gains against dollar-mauled pound

19 January 2017

As the Department of Home Affairs prepares to release tourism performance stats for the 2016 summer period on Wednesday - one of SA’s key source markets is feeling the pinch when it comes to global exchange rates. On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May set out a speech on what the planned Brexit will look like. Fears about the impact of a British withdrawal have roiled global markets since Britain's public voted in June to leave the common market. ... read more

International tourism up +3.9% in 2016 for seventh straight year of growth

19 January 2017

International tourist arrivals grew +3.9% in 2016 to 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) described the growth as “robust”, with some 46 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelling internationally last year compared to 2015. The organisation also noted that 2016 was the seventh consecutive year of sustained growth following the 2009 global financial crisis. ... read more

South African Tourism roadshow’s 14th edition to travel four cities

18 January 2017

South African Tourism plans to set the pace for continued double digit growth in the coming year with its annual roadshow slated for later this month. The four-city roadshow promises to offer travel agents in Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai a chance to interact with a variety of suppliers. Hotel chains, airlines, products, attractions, DMCs and local tourism offices promise a host of exciting updates and look forward to networking and deal making with Indian travel agents. ... read more

FCO Travel Advice: Uganda

18 January 2017

Uganda Travel Advice Latest update: 17-01-2017 06:15 AM GMT Summary – Cases of avian influenza (bird flu) have been reported in Lutembe Bay near Entebbe and Masaka District in January 2017 read more

FCO Travel Advice: Ethiopia

18 January 2017

Ethiopia Travel Advice 17-01-2017 11:58 AM GMT Latest update: Summary - there is tension in the Gondar and Bahir Dar areas of Amhara region after two separate explosions in January 2017, both at hotels that aren’t popular with foreign tourists; police have warned that further attacks may take place during or around the upcoming Timkat Festival (19 January)  read more

Atta Financial Update

18 January 2017

Executive summary for the week of 10-Jan-17 to 17-Jan-17 (week 3) Mega deals in Africa. Tanzania has signed a US$1 billion partnership agreement with a Chinese firm to commercialise cassava farming and processing, raising hopes to growers who have been grappling with the challenge of accessing reliable markets; and, the Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) has signed road construction agreement worth US$2. ... read more

Morocco to Join Emirates A380 network

17 January 2017

Emirates, has confirmed it will operate the first ever commercial Airbus A380 flight to Morocco and North Africa, when it takes the iconic double decker aircraft to Casablanca on 26 March 2017. The airline’s flagship aircraft, which continues to excite travellers and aviation enthusiasts alike, will replace the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft currently used on the Dubai-Casablanca route, offering increased seat capacity across all three cabin classes and an enhanced premium product ... read more

Invitation to the official launch of Eng. Walter Mzembi's (PhD) Candidature for the UNWTO Secretary General Post.

17 January 2017

In Madrid for FITUR? Qualified Journalists, friends, and selected tourism executives are cordially invited to join us at the official launch of Eng. Walter Mzembi's (PhD) Candidature for the UNWTO Secretary General Post When? 19th January 2017, 7.00pm Where: Torre de Cristal, Planta 31 Paseo de la Castellana 259 28046 Madrid, Spain Dress Code: Business Formal  RSVP read more

From the new COO

16 January 2017

A week into the job I thought that it was time for me to introduce myself to you all. Many of you will already know me and thank you all for the good wishes I have received both prior to starting officially on Monday and since then.  I am lucky to be working with a great team both here in London and further afield with our Directors spread through the continent and beyond. Over the coming months I will be attending various shows and networking events in London, South Africa and ... read more

RwandAir directs flights to India to boost trade, tourism

16 January 2017

The move by RwandAir to start direct commercial flights to Mumbai, India in quarter two of the year will easemarket access and help reduce transport costs. The development follows the signing of bilateral air services agreements between Rwanda and India during the 8th Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a global business forum in India, early this week. The RwandAir chief executive officer, John Mirenge says all the agreements have been reached, noting that the national carrier was already ... read more

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