Atta News & Alerts

New attractions for tourists heading to the Ugandan gorilla parks

22 May 2017

Along the main highway from Kampala to the South Western town of Kabale has a museum opened its doors near the trading post of Muhanga. The Great Lake Museum is part of the Satellite Holiday Resort, where travelers also find a small restaurant, restrooms – clean for that matter – and accommodation, simple but quite adequate and very affordable too. Standard rooms go for as little as US Dollars 20 though meals are charged extra over and above that rate. ... read more

Tanzania: Tourism Sector to Benefit From Chinese Visit

22 May 2017

A DELEGATION of 100 Chinese including eight celebrities is in the country to visit various tourist destinations, among them Selous Game Reserve, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti National Park and Pemba. During their visit, the delegation will take video films and photos which will be broadcasted on China based television Anhui which has more than 500 viewers so that more Chinese and other people across the world can be aware of what Tanzanian is endowed with in the tourism sector. ... read more

#Indaba2017... It's a wrap

19 May 2017

With Indaba 2017 wrapping up yesterday initial feedback from Atta members both exhibiting and attending the show has been encouragingly positive indicating that Indaba is heading in the right direction. Some feedback from our members at the show. "We have had a very good show with back to back meetings and attendance has been much better than expected.  We have seen good operators from around the globe and are feeling very pleased to have attended the show. ... read more

#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba

19 May 2017

The annual Travel Indaba has re-branded to Africa's Travel Indaba, reflecting its evolution from a locally-orientated event to one that is representative of the African continent. The Indaba has been taking place for more than 35 years, 25 of which have been in Durban, a venue that has been confirmed for the next five years. President Jacob Zuma reaffirmed this at the opening of Indaba 2017 on Tuesday, 16 May, referring to the Indaba as “a wonderful way to celebrate Africa month ... read more

Atta Africa Financial Update

19 May 2017

Executive summary:The continent’s rich gravitating to Gauteng and the Western Cape. A report by Sandton wealth intelligence firm New World Wealth and AfrAsia Bank has found that a large number of African dollar millionaires are investing in property in South Africa. While UK buyers top the list for high-end real estate, followed by Germans, the report shows that a large number of Africans are also buying homes in the R10 million (US$750k) price range in South Africa. ... read more

East Africa: Tour d'EAC 2017 - the Tourism Circuit

16 May 2017

At least eight Unesco World Heritage sites, including the ancient cradle of mankind, the Olduvai Gorge, spectacular landmarks and scenery, wildlife and odd gastronomical tastes will be part of the allure when 70 participants -- the majority of them cyclists -- hit the road on August 1, on a circuit that starts and ends in Kampala. This is the Tour d'EAC 2017, an initiative of Campfire Logs Guild, an adventure youth group that is using its outdoors activities to push the East African ... read more

President Zuma in Durban to officially open Indaba 2017

16 May 2017

It’s official. President Jacob Zuma will open Indaba 2017 - Africa’s leading travel show - at the Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban today. Indaba 2017, running from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 18 May, is expected to bring together more than 7 000 delegates that represent the top tourism products in Africa including the world’s leading travel buyers and travel and tourism media. ... read more

Zimbabwe: Tourism Sector Records Increase in Occupancy

15 May 2017

The tourism sector recorded a 6 percent jump in occupancy in the first quarter of the year partly due to a boost in arrivals into the resort town Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive Karikoga Kaseke said occupancy levels rose to 58 percent in the first quarter from 48 percent to the close of last year. "Last year our occupancy levels were at 48 percent which means that we lost 52 percent but I am happy to say that the ratios have increased partly due to the ... read more

Air India eyes Nairobi again after 7 year absence

15 May 2017

Air India, a Star Alliance member, is once again on the expansion drive with more long haul destinations being launched this year. New services to Washington, Stockholm and Los Angeles will be followed by Tel Aviv, Dallas and notably Nairobi later this year. While no date has been set is there speculation that Air India will commence flights to the Kenyan capital with the start of the traditional winter season airlines observe. ... read more

Tourist gets lucky as she spots escaped Kruger lion being recaptured

12 May 2017

Residents and visitors in and around the Kruger National Park are being advised to be on the lookout for the last of five escaped lions, as the search enters its fourth day for one remaining lion on the loose. This follows the initial escape of five lions, spotted first on the N4 / Mananga Road crossing in Komatipoort on Monday 8 May.  On Tuesday evening, 9 May, SANParks confirmed that four of the male lions, believed to have been forced out by a larger pride of lions in the ... read more

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