Atta News & Alerts

Eco-Tourism Growing as Key KwaZulu Natal Attraction

13 March 2017

Durban Tourism develops and enhances the culture of eco-tourism through the creation of Durban Green Corridors A host of tourism activities are being promoted by Durban Tourism across niches that include cultural, adventure and nature tourism. Head of Durban Tourism, KwaZulu Natal attracts many eco-travellers. “We are hoping that this sector grows our numbers in tourism, attracts new markets and increases youth travel”, he said. ... read more

Kenya Tourism Industry Statement Lifting of FCO travel advicwe for Lamu Island and Manda Island

13 March 2017

Kenya’s tourism industry has welcomed the removal of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advisory for Lamu Island and Manda Island on the 9th of March, 2017 by the UK Government. Both areas are now open for access by air via Manda Airstrip. Airlines serving this airport include Air Kenya, Safarilink, Fly 540 and Jambojet from Nairobi, and Mombasa Air Safari from Mombasa. “This latest announcement means visitors to Kenya have the opportunity to visit this unspoilt ... read more

Demand is growing in the German market for Uganda Safaris

13 March 2017

Thirty Ugandan tourism businesses and Government organisations are participating in the ITB 2017 international tourism expo in Berlin, Germany, from 08th to the 12th of March. The team’s stand is found ITB Stand Hall adjoining to partners Kenya and Rwanda and the delegation is led by the Uganda Tourism Board, the country’s national marketing agency. This is the largest contingent ever of Ugandan businesses to attend the world’s largest travel show (see list at end). ... read more

RwandAir improves West Africa network

10 March 2017

Set to launch services on April 3 to Mumbai, the airline RwandAir has improved its West Africa network ahead of going intercontinental for the first time in its history to tap into that market for passengers traveling to India with them via Kigali. The airline has confirmed that it is now, under fifth freedom rights, connecting Libreville with Abidjan, via Douala. This added connection has vastly improved connectivity between these three major West African cities without having to fly ... read more

Ethiopian Airlines Promotional Fares for the South African Trade Show Season

09 March 2017

’Ethiopian Airlines are running special promotional fares which can be used for the South African trade show season. The total ticket prices start from £447 inc. taxes to Cape Town & Jo'burg & £457 inc. taxes to Durban.  Tickets must be booked/purchased by 10th March! Tickets are valid for travel out of Heathrow between 09APR THROUGH 10JUL and are valid for 3month maximum stay so the return within that period. ... read more

Cape Town Cycle Tour celebrates its 40th anniversary

08 March 2017

The world’s largest individually-timed cycle race is happening on Sunday 12 March. This year is the 40th anniversary of the 109km route, which offer some of the most beautiful scenery in Cape Town Traveller24 has put together this guide, with all the need to know details from travelling with your bike, what the race route looks like as well as where the best vantage points are in and around Cape Town to support that sporting individual in your life. ... read more

Airlink adds direct route between Vic Falls and Cape Town

08 March 2017

Travellers wanting to make the most of SA's Cape Town and Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls, can now do so with the new Airlink direct flight between the two hotspot destinations. The daily flights except for Saturdays, between Cape Town and Victoria Falls will be effective from 2 July. The flight departs from Cape Town International at 08:30am arriving at Victoria Falls International at 11:15am. ... read more

Precision Air announces their return to Entebbe

08 March 2017

Tanzania Precision Air Services Plc, the only publicly quoted airline company in Tanzania listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, has announced their intention to relaunch flights to Uganda through the Entebbe International Airport.The scheduled flights are expected to start from 01st July 2017. The announcement which was made an hour ago stated that Precision Air will operate four flights per week with two nonstop flights from Dar es Salaam and two services routing via Kilimanjaro. ... read more

Tanzania jails notorious elephant poacher

07 March 2017

Tanzania's most notorious elephant poacher, nicknamed "The Devil", has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Boniface Matthew Maliango was responsible for killing thousands of elephants, a conservation organisation said. He was arrested in Dar es Salaam in September 2015 after a year-long manhunt. His crimes were the focus of a Netflix documentary film, The Ivory Game, produced by actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Maliango's nickname, Shetani, means devil in Swahili. ... read more

Statement from the British High Commissioner to Kenya

07 March 2017

Nic Hailey condemns the killing of Tristan Voorspuy, a dual Kenyan/British national in Laikipia. I was deeply saddened by the murder of Tristan Voorspuy, a dual Kenyan/British national shot dead at Sosian ranch in Laikipia yesterday. The British High Commission is in touch with his family to provide support at this difficult time. Alongside other international partners, I have repeatedly conveyed to the Kenyan authorities over the past months the United Kingdom’s deep ... read more

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