Atta News & Alerts

Kenya Catches the Eye of the World's Super Rich

13 April 2017

Kenya emerged as the third most preferred travel destination by the High Net-Worth Individuals (NHWI) in Africa last year, beating world famous Mauritius and Seychelles. The Afrasia New World Wealth report released on Monday indicates that Kenya hosted 4,000 multi-millionaires last year while Morocco accommodated 5,000 and South Africa 15,000. Botswana tied with Kenya in the third position. According to the report, multi-millionaires are individuals with net assets of Sh1 billion ($10 ... read more

Advancing Sustainable Tourism in Africa

13 April 2017

As an international influence for travel in the content of Africa, TourismTattler.com has joined global media in promoting the aims and aspirations of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. Through a series of editorial features published throughout this year, Tourism Tattler is profiling African destinations and Africa based tourism products and services who meet and in many cases exceed, sustainable tourism practices in their business operations. ... read more

George Airport Gets Green Light On Expansion Plan To Accommodate Larger Aircraft

12 April 2017

George Airport in the Western Cape on Monday announced that it has received exemption from the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (SACCA) to upgrade from a CAT 7 aerodrome to a CAT 8 aerodrome. This means that the regional airport is now able to receive larger aircraft and that it complies with regulations for additional aircraft rescue, as well as firefighting personnel has sufficient fire tenders for the category upgrade. ... read more

Atta Financial Update

12 April 2017

Executive summary: Remaining optimistic about Africa under the Trump administration. Notwithstanding some comments to the contrary, there is cause for optimism under the Trump administration - not least because of the historical bipartisan nature of US-Africa policy and the perceived skills and expertise of the administration’s recent diplomatic appointees. If one is to care about the future of US-Africa relations, it is too early to preemptively dismiss and disengage from the Trump ... read more

Fastjet adds fourth Harare to Victoria Falls flight

11 April 2017

Fastjet Zimbabwe over the weekend launched their fourth weekly flight from Harare to Victoria Falls, according to the airline due to growing demand for seats on the route. The airline, which previously operated three weekly flights on the route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, has added a Friday flight from 07th of April to provide passengers with a convenient weekend get away service. Tickets for the additional flights are on sale, with fares starting from R570 one-way, inclusive of ... read more

Mozambique tourist visa on arrival

11 April 2017

Mozambique has instituted visas on arrival for tourists regardless of whether or not there is an embassy in their country of origin.  A Government-issued notice has confirmed that citizens from countries that require visas to enter Mozambique will be able to get these on arrival at 44 border posts in Mozambique, including Maputo International Airport, and the Port of Maputo, as well as such border posts as Ressano Garcia, Goba, Ponto D’ouro, Giriyondo, , Vilanculos Airport, ... read more

Vic Falls White Water Rafting - High Water Suspension

10 April 2017

White Water Rafting activities have been suspended in Victoria Falls as the Rafting Association of Zimbabwe closed the season owing to rising water levels in the Zambezi River. RAZ chairman Mr Skinner Ndlovu said water levels have been rising by about five cenitmetres per day lately. Read More Source: Chronicle Zimbabwe read more

Ethiopian Airlines Europe service changes from May 2017

10 April 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has made service changes for Europe, including Brussels, Milan, Paris and Vienna. From 06MAY17, Ethiopian’s daily Addis Ababa – Paris CDG service will no longer extend to Brussels. From the same date, Brussels will become 6 weekly operation, instead of daily. Brussels will continue to see 1-stop operation, 2 weekly via Milan, 4 via Vienna. Planned 3 weekly Addis Ababa – Rome – Milan service remains unchanged. ... read more

South Africa court permits domestic trade in rhino horns

07 April 2017

South Africa's constitutional court has rejected an attempt by the government to keep a ban on the domestic trade in rhino horns. The ruling that the application be dismissed means that rhino horns can effectively be traded in the country. Rhino breeders argue that legalising the trade could cut the number of rhinos slaughtered as horns can be sawn off anaesthetised live animals. However many conservationists disagree with the proposed policy. ... read more

German LCC debuts in SA with direct flight

07 April 2017

Eurowings, German low-cost fully owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, will enter the South African market with a direct seasonal flight between Cape Town and Cologne, Germany, commencing on November 5. André Schulz, gm of Lufthansa Group, Southern Africa says: “This is just the next step in the Lufthansa Group strategy to increase its service offering to Southern Africa.”   Last year, Lufthansa announced a codeshare service on flights to Cape Town with ... read more

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