Atta News & Alerts

The wildebeest are back...

12 June 2017

The first of as many as two million migrating wildebeest and zebras have reached the Masai Mara earlier this week, when thousands were reportedly crossing over from the Tanzanian Serengeti National Park in search of fresh pasture. The annual spectacle has arrived early as has been the trend in recent years and when in full swing will the large herds have crossed on many places along the Sand River and the Mara River, running a gauntlet of huge crocodiles in the river and predators on either ... read more

FCO Travel Advice: South Africa

09 June 2017

South Africa travel advice 08-06-2017 07:30 AM GMT Latest Update - Summary: As a result of fires in Knysna, emergency services are evacuating residents in the area. The Eden District Municipality is advising travelers to stay away from the area. If you are in the area please monitor local media reports for further updates. British Nationals should contact 021 405 2400 for any consular emergencies. read more

Zimbabwe to Sell Wildlife to DRC, Gambia

09 June 2017

Harare — The government is set to export wildlife to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gambia, the Environment Minister, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has said. Muchinguri told The Source that the two countries recently sent special envoys to President Robert Mugabe to forward their requests to purchase Zimbabwe's wildlife. "We have received orders to purchase wild animals from DRC and Gambia. ... read more

South Africa: March arrivals up 6% but top market dips

08 June 2017

Arrivals from the United Kingdom to South Africa dropped 8% year-on-year in March, while year-to-date arrivals from the UK are down 0.19%. The growth in overseas arrivals has also slowed when compared to January and February. This is according to according to the latest figures from Statistics SA. Total arrivals from the UK for March 2017 were 45 203, compared to 49 095 in March last year. Overseas arrivals were up 6% year-on-year for the month of March. ... read more

Atta Financial Update

08 June 2017

Executive summary: The Nigerian stock market, which has been described by analysts in recent days as one that is on steroids, sustained its rally Monday, gaining N417 billion, its highest daily gain in two years, to cross the N11 trillion barrier. This is just as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) paved the way for authorised dealers in the foreign exchange market to offset their excess foreign currency trading positions to other authorised dealers in the market without seeking the ... read more

New Cape Origin designation to boost tourism link

07 June 2017

South Africa’s Wine and Spirit Board has introduced a new Wine of Origin District for Cape Town, bringing 30 wineries together under the banner to boost international recognition. The Wine of Origin Cape Town initiative is aimed at boosting the profile of South African wines generally through association with the city and its surrounds, drawing on the powerful tourism associations of The Cape. ... read more

Severe travel disruption expected amid Qatar row over funding of terror

07 June 2017

Severe travel disruption is expected at Doha airport as neighbouring Middle East countries severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. The major hub for international flight connections will see airlines including Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Flydubai and Air Arabia being affected. Egypt is closing its airspace to Qatari aircraft in the growing diplomatic row, with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain expected to do the same. ... read more

Swiss International Airlines and Lufthansa set to increase Nairobi flights

07 June 2017

German airline Lufthansa will this month increase the number of weekly flights between Frankfurt and Nairobi from five to six. Lufthansa, the largest airline in Europe by fleet size, plans to increase operations on the Frankfurt-Nairobi route from June 21. Meanwhile, Swiss International Air Lines is also expected to increase its weekly flights between Zurich and Nairobi from five to six from July 6. The move is set to give the Kenyan tourism sector a much needed boost. ... read more

Bye bye KiliFair 2017 as dates are set for KiliFair 2018

06 June 2017

KiliFair 2017 yesterday closed its doors after the most successful event yet in its three year history. Exhibitors from countries of the Eastern African region and beyond, more than 30 according to the organizers, met with over 250 registered buyers who came to the town of Moshi over the past few days. Many of those sampled the attractions of both the Tanzanian mainland, of Zanzibar and other islands before heading to the show grounds which this year were filled to capacity. ... read more

SA Tourism joins Cape Town Air Access to further boost international routes

06 June 2017

South African Tourism (SAT) has joined Cape Town Air Access as a member of the steering committee which comprising Cape Town Air Access' founding partners and meets every quarter to guide the work of the project team. Cape Town Air Access is a partnership, based at Wesgro, between the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town, Airports Company of South Africa, Cape Town Tourism and now South African Tourism, and is the focal point for international air route development in the ... read more

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