Atta News & Alerts

Ethiopia: Bringing More Cities to Conference Tourism

02 August 2017

For a country that is rich in various types of tourist attractions like ethnic and religious diversity, tangible and intangible heritages as well as natural sceneries tourism plays a significant role in the economy. Apart from these factors conference tourism also contributes a great deal in attracting more visitors both to the conferences as well as to the rest of the attractions. Mainly precipitated by the existence of continental and regional organizations like African Union, UN ... read more

South Africa: New Move to Support Game Rangers At Risk

01 August 2017

Vusi Kubeka was killed by a lion in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Thembisile Mchunu was crushed and killed by an elephant in the same park a few months later. In Rwanda, Krisztián Gyöngyi was killed by a rhino and David Kirocho was shot dead by cattle-rustlers in Kenya. In Congo, Bwambale Nyamikenge drowned after a boating accident, and Jacob Phiri drowned in a similar accident in Zambia. The list goes on... ... read more

Kenya eyes more Chinese tourists after Jack Ma's visit

01 August 2017

Kenya's tourism marketers on Sunday promised to bring more Chinese tourists to the East African nation after a visit by Chinese business magnate Jack Ma. Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) said travel agents have termed the visit by the billionaire a major boost and endorsement to their campaigns - that seek to woo Chinese travelers into Kenya. KTB Chief Executive Officer Betty Radier said in a statement issued in Nairobi that China now listed among the top 10 tourist source market the ... read more

Samara Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of rehabilitation

31 July 2017

This coming November Samara Luxury Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo celebrates its 20th anniversary we got in touch owner Sarah Tompkins to get the behind the scenes info on this unique reserve as well as their conservation efforts and upcoming developments. Can you give us some background, how did you discover the area and how did you go about creating the game reserve and lodges? My husband and I were visiting the battlefields in Kwa-Zulu Natal years ago with friends. ... read more

Atta Africa Financial Update

31 July 2017

Executive summary: South African private equity capital returns to investors were up 123.2% last year to R18.3 billion (US$1.40bn) — up from R8.2 billion in 2015, courtesy of the Savca 2017 Private Equity Industry Survey. Tanya van Lill, CEO of the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (Savca), said between 2015 and last year, trade sales were reported as the most popular exit route in value terms while sales to management were the most popular by ... read more

New Atta Members this month

28 July 2017

It gives us a great pleasure to announce new members who joined us in July: Tsogo Sun - South Africa - www.tsogosun.com Seolo Africa - South Africa - www.seoloafrica.co.za Avis - United Kingdom - www.avis.co.uk Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa - South Africa - www.saxon.co.za The Reservation Office - South Africa - www.resoffice.co.za   Wild Dog Safaris – Namibia - www.wilddog-safaris. ... read more

Rwanda concludes agreement for new Bugesera Airport

28 July 2017

With the backing of the African Legal Support Facility, the Government of Rwanda has taken a concrete step toward becoming a transportation hub for the East African region with the signing of a concession agreement for the construction and operation of Bugesera International Airport. Kigali is being positioned to become a nerve center for business, travel, and shipping in the sub-region. The agreement was signed on behalf of the government of Rwanda by the minister of infrastructure, ... read more

Mozambican government sets US$50 price for tourist border visa

28 July 2017

The price of the tourist border visa has been set by the Mozambican government at US$50, according to statements from the country’s Interior Minister Basílio Monteiro, on Tuesday in Maputo, at the end of a Council of Ministers meeting. The minister said the established price was “reasonable” and added that it is between US$3 and US$7 lower than the values practiced by other countries in southern Africa. ... read more

Ethiopia: Govt Committed to Transform Tourism

27 July 2017

The Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO) said it is committed to transform the tourism sector through creating massive investment opportunities for developers and exploiting the untapped tourism potential of the country. Ethiopian Tourism Organization Public and International Relations Director Getnet Yigzaw told The Ethiopian Herald that the Organization is endeavoring to attract and engage investors in the development of hotels and tourism industries in tourist destination sites. ... read more

Rhino numbers grow to 20 on Ziwa as another baby is born

27 July 2017

In breaking news has the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary / Rhino Fund Uganda confirmed that at 08.30 hrs this morning another rhino baby was born from Nandi, one of the initial breeding herd of 3 males and 3 females. The male baby has already suckled and is showing signs of growing activity levels, indicating that he is of good health. Nandi has withdrawn into thick bush on Ziwa to ensure that she and her newborn will remain undisturbed though rangers from the sanctuary, from a respectful ... read more

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