Atta News & Alerts

Lusaka can boost Zambia’s tourists to 1 million

31 March 2017

Lusaka has the potential to help reach Zambia’s target of 1 million tourists per year by ensuring that business travellers to the capital city enjoy their stay beyond conferencing, meetings and workshops. Business travellers to Lusaka are an untapped market for tourism and Zambia has not taken advantage of the capital city’s central location for international and regional business meetings and conferences. ... read more

Kilimanjaro airport upgrade to disrupt flights

31 March 2017

Due to planned renovations at Kilimanjaro International Airport, certain Precision Air flights will be disrupted. The work is scheduled to take place from April 1-30. Flight PW 723 from Kilimanjaro to Nairobi will be cancelled. Flight PW 719 from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam and flight PW 728 from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro will join to become one flight, PW 2728, and will depart Nairobi at 21h20. ... read more

New Atta Members this month

31 March 2017

It gives us a great pleasure to announce new members who joined us in February: Enchanting Travels – Germany - www.enchantingtravels.com Go Travel Madagascar – Madagascar - www.gotravelmadagascar.com read more

Demand for executive hotel managers in Africa

31 March 2017

The significant rise in the African middle class across the continent is giving more exposure to the hotel industry and creating rising demand for employment in the sector. At the recent Meetings Africa Conference, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said in his opening address that arrivals to South Africa from other countries in Africa grew by 11% in 2016, while overseas arrivals increased by 18%. “Travel and tourism now contributes around 3. ... read more

Atta Africa Financial Update

30 March 2017

Executive summary: With African assets cheaper, low valuations are expected to bring buyers back into the market with increased transaction activity and growth. Despite the well known challenges represented by potential political and economic risks, the outlook for emerging-market private-equity funds looks positive. Internationally, institutional investors are allocating more money to private markets to diversify their revenue streams and find alternative sources of return in a world ... read more

London becomes RwandAir’s second intercontinental destination

30 March 2017

Following the earlier announcement of flights from Kigali to Harare on the 01st of April and to Mumbai / India on the 03rd of April has RwandAir just confirmed that London Gatwick services will commence on the 26th of May. London will be RwandAir’s second intercontinental destination after Mumbai and is testament to the airline’s expansion strategy now taking hold. ‘We are delighted to enable new and seamless connections between London and the whole of our network ... read more

CDC issues travel notice for parts of South Africa due to malaria

29 March 2017

In a follow-up on the situation with malaria in parts of South Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice certain areas of the country today. Image/Alvaro1984 18 Image/Alvaro1984 18 As of March 12, 2017, 53 cases have been reported, most of them in the cities of Thabazimbi and Lephalale in Limpopo Province. Two of the cases were reported in Swartruggens, North West Province, and two more cases in the Doornpoort neighborhood north of Pretoria in ... read more

A meeting with the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality for Zimbabwe

29 March 2017

I have a private meeting at the Zimbabwe Embassy in London, scheduled for 20 minutes, that lasts an hour, and yes, my host the Tourism Minister retains my undivided attention throughout. Over the years 20 years of running Atta, I have met with many African tourism ministers. Sadly, this is so often a cabinet position handed out as a grace and favour post as thanks, from a newly elected President, believing that tourism is about holidays and everyone knows about holidays. ... read more

Air Namibia Increases Capacity on its Windhoek – Gaborone – Durban Route

28 March 2017

Barely six months after introducing the Windhoek – Gaborone – Durban flights, Air Namibia announced that the route has been performing well and the national airline plans to increase capacity on this route. Effective 26 March 2017, Air Namibia will now service the Windhoek-Gaborone-Durban route with an Airbus A319 which offers 112 seats, with 16 seats in business class and 96 seats in economy class. ... read more

KTB official appointed to global tourism forum board

28 March 2017

A Kenyan tourism official has been appointed as an advisory board member of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne, based in Switzerland. Kenya Tourism Board marketing director Jacinta Nzioka, 42, becomes the 24th member and the first representative from Africa in the global tourism organisation’s advisory board. A statement from World Tourism Forum Lucerne says: “After a detailed talent search process, Jacinta Nzioka from Kenya has just been appointed to the advisory board. ... read more

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