Atta News & Alerts

South Africa: Tourism Prospects Look Golden for South Africa and China

28 April 2017

Pretoria — China and South Africa have pledged mutual support for each other's tourism ventures as the two countries deepen cooperation on all fronts of their development. South African Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa and the Vice Minister of the Chinese National Tourism Administration (CNTA), Wang Xiafeng, met on the sidelines of the South Africa-China High Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism (PPEM) to explore avenues of joint cooperation between the two powerhouses. ... read more

New Atta Members this month

28 April 2017

It gives us a great pleasure to announce new members who joined us in April: Tasker & PartnersLimited – United Kingdom - www.taskerpartners.com Ampersand Travel - United Kingdom - www.ampersandtravel.com Hayes and Jarvis - United Kingdom - www.hayesandjarvis.co.uk Lengai Camp – Tanzania - www.lengaicamp.com Controvento Tourism Representations – Italy - www.controvento.org Okavango Expeditions – Botswana - www.okavangoexpeditions. ... read more

Ethiopia: City Promoting Sport Tourism

28 April 2017

The recent 2017China Civil Engineering Corporation (CCECC )Hawassa Half Marathon International Event is a showcase to sport tourism in country, said Hawassa City Administration Mayor Tewodros Gebiba. According to him, a number of local and foreign tourists came to Hawassa to take part in the great run. "This by itself tell us how such race could be a source attraction for tourists." Tewodros noted that his administration and Great Ethiopia Run (GER) are working in ... read more

Ethiopian Airlines to be official African Carrier for GOJ UNWTO Global Conference

27 April 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Africa's Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that one of Africa's largest airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, has been designated as the official carrier for African States attending the ‘UNWTO, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism’, scheduled for November 27–29, 2017, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. ... read more

South African Airways & Hawaiian Airlines launch new interline partnership

27 April 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s largest and longest serving carrier, announced that they have established a new interline agreement, that provides new and convenient flight options for both SAA and Hawaiian customers traveling between the Hawaiian Islands and Southern Africa. With immediate effect, customers will be able to purchase a single itinerary for travel on flights of both carriers in ... read more

Atta Financial Update

27 April 2017

Executive summary:  Africa’s rich list: Mauritius, SA top; Zimbabweans poorest of the poor. South Africans are the second wealthiest people in Africa, according to a new report by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth, which reviewed the wealthiest and poorest countries on the continent. The average wealth of a person living in SA (wealth per capita) was US$11,300 in 2016, up from US$10,800 in 2015. ... read more

CemAir to launch Johannesburg-Hoedspruit route

26 April 2017

CemAir will launch a year-round daily flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit later this year. On April 4, the airline’s head of Scheduled Services, Nicolene Myburgh, told TAM CemAir was considering the launch of this route. Now, Myburgh has confirmed that, effective August 7, CemAir will fly between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit seven times a week. Read more Source: TU read more

Kenya- Laikipia

26 April 2017

KENYA LAIKIPIA FARMERS' ASSOCIATION LFA condemns shooting of Mrs Kuki Gallmann in Laikipia, urges swift restoration of law and order Rumuruti, April 23, 2017 (Laikipia Farmers' Association) – This morning prominent Laikipia resident Kuki Gallmann was shot and severely injured by attackers while driving on her property Laikipia Nature Conservancy-LNC. ... read more

Namibia: 'Tourism Sector Will Employ 64 000 By 2022'

26 April 2017

Namibia's tourism sector will grow vigorously and would employ 64 160 people by 2022, according to predictions contained in the drafted Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5). The recently released draft indicates that a proxy for the tourism sector grew by an average of eight percent during the NDP4 period, contributing about 1.7 percent to GDP. The tourism industry is an important contributor to the generation of foreign exchange earnings, investment, revenue, employment, rural ... read more

SA heads to Zimbabwe trade fair

25 April 2017

South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry is heading to Zimbabwe with South African companies to the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair. The companies that are part of the delegation will be assisted by the dti through its Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA), which aims to develop export markets for South African products and services and to recruit new foreign direct investment into the country. ... read more

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