Atta News & Alerts

Mozambique launches visas on arrival

25 April 2017

All international visitors to Mozambique who require a visa, can now receive a visa on arrival, confirms Mike Brett, South African representative of the Mozambique Roadshow. Visitors will pay US$50 (€46) for a dual-entry visa which is valid for 30 days. “We are thrilled that international visitors, who previously had to apply for visas ahead of arrival if there was an embassy or consulate in their country of origin, are now able to get visas on arrival in Mozambique. ... read more

Uganda's Fight Against Poaching Gets a Boost

24 April 2017

Kidepo Valley National Park now has a secure anti-trafficking storage facility after it received one from the Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF). This is the third such facility constructed by UCF for the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and funded by the UK government, with two other units in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth Conservation Areas. The anti-trafficking centre enables UWA to provide secure storage for poaching exhibits such as wildlife products, snares, traps, spears ... read more

Ethiopia Introduces Latest Airbus A350 to Abuja Route

24 April 2017

Ethiopian Airlines newly acquired Airbus A350 landed at the newly reconstructed runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Tuesday, a day before its official reopening of the nation's busiest airport. The airline said the newly acquired Airbus A350 would be dedicated to the Abuja destination. The airline said it decided to start its flight to Abuja Airport with its latest technology and the most modern Airplane in the world, the Airbus A350-900 because of its ... read more

Nigeria wins right to host African tourism Ministers in 2018

21 April 2017

Nigeria on Wednesday won the right to host in 2018 the 61st meeting of African Ministers in charge of Tourism, tagged the UN World Tourism Organisation Commission for Africa. Nigeria won the hosting right by acclamation following the presentation of a five-minute video, entitled: “Simply Nigeria”, to delegates at the ongoing 59th edition of the UNWTO CAF Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ... read more

Kenya gets nearly $20 million to market the destination

21 April 2017

The Kenyan government will allocate KSh2 billion (just under $20 million) for tourism marketing in the next financial year. According to National Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich, of the KSh2 billion, KSh1 billion will be earmarked for tourism recovery while another KSh1 billion will be used for sustaining new source markets. The Cabinet Secretary said the industry had improved last year, adding that the new funding would boost tourism marketing campaigns in both traditional ... read more

South Africa: North West Tourism On Fifth Annual Inter Tourism Games

20 April 2017

The North West Department of Tourism dominated the 5th Annual Inter Tourism games held over the Easter weekend in Maseru the capital of the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. The provincial Department emerged as an overall winner of this year's Tourism games which were represented by tourism authorities from Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland and the host Lesotho. The games were mainly aimed at sharing best practices and showcasing each of the four countries' potential in cementing ... read more

Thousands in the city for World Travel Market Africa

20 April 2017

Cape Town - Western Cape will show what it has to offer as Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official tourism, along with all the regions of the province, will be exhibiting at the World Travel Market (WTM) Africa taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) between 19 April and 21 April. More than 5 000 delegates are in the Western Cape to attend the show. ... read more

Zimbabwe tourist arrivals to reach 2,2 million by year end

19 April 2017

Tourist arrivals in Zimbabwe are estimated to reach over 2,2 million by the close of 2017, a development in line with global trends projecting tourism to be the fastest growing economic sector internationally, an executive has said. In emailed responses to NewsDay, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive, Karikoga Kaseke, said the local tourism industry was expected to continue growing despite numerous challenges besetting it. ... read more

Atta Africa Financial Update

19 April 2017

Executive summary: Private equity ready to inject billions into Africa. New reports show private equity activity in Africa will inject billions of US dollars of sustainable investment over the next five years. Private equity deals in Africa are growing from a low base equivalent to 0.18 percent of Africa’s GDP in 2016. Every 0.01 percent increase will mean US$200 million more investment and may reach US$1.1 billion over the next five years. ... read more

Indaba expands digital matchmaking service ahead of 2017 event

18 April 2017

Indaba returns to the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban from May 16th-18th, sporting a more streamlined programme and improved floor layout to make it easier for the world to come and sample the tourism treasures Africa has to offer. Through the convenient online diary and matchmaking system, delegates can use technology to set up pre-scheduled meetings with buyers or exhibitors that may match their needs, saving time and enabling them to get the best out of ... read more

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