Atta News & Alerts

Tanzania and Israel tourist boards on joint drive

23 June 2017

The Israel Tourist Board and its Tanzanian counterpart, the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), are targeting to promote tourism between Israel and Tanzania, making the two countries work closely together in marketing historical and wildlife tourism. When implemented, Israel tourists will be visiting Tanzania and East Africa for wildlife safaris, while Tanzanians will be traveling to Israel for historical religious holidays. ... read more

Ethiopia: Council Sets to Increase Tourist Inflow - City Mayor

23 June 2017

The ever increasing Ethiopian airlines destinations, high standards of tourist facilities and public-private partnership towards tourism development have augmented tourist influx and also improved the city's capacity to host international conferences. Speaking at 3rd Addis Ababa City Administration Tourism Transformation Council regular conference, City Mayor Driba Kumma called on private organizations and international well-known travel agents to work closely with the city ... read more

Rise in jumbo population lifts tourism recovery bid

23 June 2017

The population of elephants in Maasai Mara and Tsavo parks has increased to 15,360 elephants in three years on reduced poaching, offering a major boost to Kenya’s rebounding tourism sector. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the two parks had 15,360 elephants in the period between February and May, up from 12,648 in 2014. KWS director-general Kitili Mbathi attributed the rise in jumbo numbers to effects of the tough anti-poaching laws imposed in 2014, which include a jail term of ... read more

Ethiopian Airlines to Scale-up Operations with 10 Additional Airbus Aircraft

23 June 2017

To further develop its fast expanding long-haul route network, Ethiopian Airlines has placed an order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft. This is in line with one of the four pillars of its 15-years strategic roadmap according to CEO Tewolde GebreMariam. Ethiopian, the largest airline on the African continent, will deploy the additional aircraft on its long-haul routes connecting its hub in Addis Ababa with destinations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. ... read more

Supporting Sustainable Tourism Projects in Rwanda

22 June 2017

Rwanda should be congratulated for increasing the price of its gorilla permits. Considering what the funds are used for, it’s a small price to pay in support of the country’s sustainable tourism projects. By Des Langkilde. Rwanda is well-known for its mountain gorillas, with gorilla trekking being its main tourist attraction. This endangered species has made a significant contribution to the nation’s travel and tourism industry thanks to events such as the Kwita Izina ... read more

Kenya: Tourism to Grow 6% Annually in the Next Decade, Global Report Projects

22 June 2017

Kenya's tourism industry is expected to grow at an annual average of six per cent over the next decade. The country's travel and tourism's GDP is projected to grow at six per cent annually over the next 10 years, as the total economy grows at 5.9 per cent, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WITC) Benchmarking Report 2017. The projected growth is quicker than automotive manufacturing at 4.3 per cent and agriculture sector at 5.1 per cent. ... read more

More than 7 500 animals ready for African Animal Ark operation

21 June 2017

Trailed by great clouds of dust, a massive convoy of noisy diesel trucks rumbles out of Zimbabwe this week starting on Monday to begin one of Africa's largest-ever wildlife relocation projects. The aim is to shift more than 6 000 wild animals from Zimbabwe to neighbouring Mozambique to replenish a national park that was all but emptied of wildlife in the aftermath of civil war. Another 1 500 animals will be sourced from Mozambique. ... read more

St Helena expecting influx of tourists with scheduled flights, new luxury hotel

20 June 2017

The government of St Helena has announced that South Africa's largest independent airline, Airlink, was the preferred bidder to fly passengers between SA and the island. The only scheduled way to travel to and from St Helena was aboard the Royal Mail Ship St Helena until the airport opened. The ship is likely to be decommissioned in 2018 once scheduled flights are established. According to a release on 9 June 2017, the St Helena Government will enter into a period of contractual ... read more

Tourism expo preps hit top gear

20 June 2017

The expo, to be hosted from September 27 to October 1 in Bulawayo this year, is the country’s premier showcase that is now officially recognised on the world tourism calendar and has been successfully hosted every year for the past decade. The travel and tourism fair targets local and international exhibitors among them national tourism boards, embassies, international airlines, leading hotel chains and government ministries. ... read more

flydubai to Expand Africa Network with Third Point in Tanzania

19 June 2017

Dubai-based carrier flydubai has announced plans to launch a flight to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania starting October 2017, expanding its network in Africa to 12 destinations. This will be flydubai’s third route to Tanzania where it began operations in 2014. It operates direct flights to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. The airline which attributes the introduction of the additional route to increased passenger demand will fly six times weekly to the new destination, three flights via a ... read more

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