Member News

Member News

06 July 2020

New website launched for Blue Zebra Island Lodge, Lake Malawi

Blue Zebra Island Lodge

Discover Blue Zebra Island Lodge through their new website: https://bluezebra.mw/ Tucked away on Nankoma Island: the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation in a tranquil setting, inspired by nature. Learn more about Lake Malawi National Park (the world's first freshwater national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and how the lodge works with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife of Malawi to protect the Marelli Islands.

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06 July 2020

Emergency fund is set up for elephants dying in Botswana from mystery cause

How Many Elephants

Over 400 dead elephants have been counted in the Okavango Delta in Botswana since it was first reported in May 2020, and its being put down to a mystery cause which remains unknown. With the total remaining elephant population on the African continent estimated at 400,000, and with Botswana home to the largest population of 130,000, this could spell disaster for the already dwindling population of the African elephant.

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06 July 2020

Auric Air - Safety, Hygiene and Sanitization Video

Auric Air Services

Partners, as we learn to live with COVID-19, life will return to normal eventually. We will adapt to return to work, to attend meetings and gatherings, to fulfil the needs of daily life which require interactions and to go on holidays with our loved ones. As this happens, rest assured that we, Auric Air Services Limited, recognize this and are taking the necessary steps to keep you as safe as possible.

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03 July 2020

Classic Portfolio - Tuesday Talk - The Congo Basin & beyond...

Classic Portfolio

The Congo Basin makes up one of the most important wilderness areas left on Earth. At 500 million acres, it is larger than the state of Alaska and stands as the world’s second-largest rainforest. This week, our Tuesday Talk features a fabulous line-up of passionate companies striving to establish conservation based tourism in spectacular locations, under very challenging circumstances.

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02 July 2020

Kenya awarded safe travel status by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)

Kenya Tourism Board

Nairobi, Wednesday, July 1st, 2020: Kenya has been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travel Stamp. This is in recognition of the destination’s adoption of the global health and hygiene standardized protocols dubbed ‘Safe Travels'.

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01 July 2020

Harvesting the Sun in the Lower Zambezi

Royal Zambezi Lodge

Continuing the lodge's ongoing sustainability goals, Royal Zambezi Lodge has announced the completion of an ambitious solar project: Royal is now 100% solar! With an impressive 360 solar panels, a 150kva inverter and 2x 100kw batteries, the team have used this time to upskill and work together to achieve this green initiative during the standstill in global travel.

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01 July 2020

Little Kulala – A Wilderness Restored

Wilderness Safaris

The current rebuild of Little Kulala, Wilderness Safaris’ acclaimed desert retreat in Namibia’s Sossusvlei area, celebrates the camp’s extraordinary commitment to the restoration of the pristine Kulala Wilderness Reserve, and the biodiversity conservation of a range of fascinating arid-adapted and specialised wildlife. The rejuvenated camp will also comprise the lightest footprint possible, powered by an all-new 100% solar energy system.

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01 July 2020

Jenman African Safaris Launches Facebook Live Series; Celebrating Guides as the Ambassadors of Africa

Jenman African Safaris

Launching the ‘Safari Guide Chronicles’ series bestowed an absolute sense of pride. Proud to work with such passionate and dedicated members of the travel tribe, proud to be part of an industry that plays such a vital role in conservation and empowerment, and proud to represent the formidable and diverse continent that is Africa.

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01 July 2020

Hemingways Collection re-opens its Nairobi and Watamu Properties

Hemingways Collection

Hemingways Collection, a luxury boutique hotel chain in Kenya, announced the re-opening of its Hemingways Nairobi and Hemingways Watamu properties from the 24th of June 2020. Hemingways Collection’s Group CEO, Alastair Addison, said the re-opening of both properties came after careful consideration of what it would entail to fully operate both properties while ensuring staff and guests’ health and safety needs are well catered for.

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30 June 2020

WILDLIFE HERITAGE: Africa needs a paradigm shift in wildlife management; Kenya is known to be the leader and custodian of wildlife

Kenya Tourism Board

There is an urgent need to re-structure the existing wildlife policies in Africa as conservation becomes key to the sustainability of the continent’s wildlife heritage. This paradigm shift will definitely liven hopes that Africa’s wildlife will remain an iconic identifier of the continent’s authentic wildlife nature envied by other nations across the world.

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30 June 2020

Ethiopian Welcomes Back Business and Leisure Customers with Emphasis on Wellness

Ethiopian Airlines

During the pandemic, Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, was the go-to airline for essential travel, repatriation flights and airlift of medical and personal protective equipment (PPE). With the easing of travel restrictions across the globe, Ethiopian is pleased to announce that it’s happy to welcome back business and leisure travelers with programs aimed at safeguarding their health and safety.

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30 June 2020

A new sales process and goodbye from Tara

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

We've got some important updates from the sales and marketing teams so please grab a cuppa, and have a read. Most importantly, we've created some new processes to help streamline our communication channels, and also to spread the workload better amongst our team.  SALES TEAM CHANGES

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29 June 2020

New Atta members this month – April - June 2020

ATTA®

Big Ambitions Marketing - Media and Publications - South Africa News UK - Media and Publications - United Kingdom Viajes Planeta Azul - Latin American Based Travel Specialist – Mexico NSL Telecoms - Professional Partners - United Kingdom Lightning Travel Recruitment - Professional Partners - United Kingdom Talking Stick Global (re-joining) - UK Based Representation - United Kingdom Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) - Tourism Organisation – Tanzania OpentourAfrica - African Based Travel Specialist - South Africa How many Elephants - Professional Partners - United Kingdom Andreas Fox Safaris - African Based Travel Specialist – Kenya One Horizon Africa - African Based Travel Specialist – Kenya Kili Villa - Accommodation Suppliers – Tanzania

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29 June 2020

Community Spirit Flourishes in Victoria Falls in the Time of COVID-19

Africa Albida Tourism

The normally bustling tourist town of Victoria Falls has been ushered to a standstill by the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, but these tough times have brought out Zimbabweans’ trademark resourcefulness and resilience. The Victoria Falls community - where most livelihoods depend on tourism - has banded together, with those able to, assisting its more vulnerable members. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate, operated by hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism (AAT), has been a part of this.

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29 June 2020

Matetsi Magic - While you are gone

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Our team on the ground in Victoria Falls continue to take care of the vast 136 000 acre, Matetsi Private Game Reserve, always ensuring a positive human presence as custodians of the wildlife that roam this land. It is due to these efforts that we can continue to bring you our monthly wildlife sightings

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29 June 2020

Updated communiqué from ATTA® Legal Advisor (Tourism) Alan Bowen

Alan Bowen Associates

Corona Virus. Obligations and Rights Updated communiqué from ATTA® Legal Advisor (Tourism) Alan Bowen This is as update on 28 February communiqué regarding obligations and the rights of customers in light of the spreading Corona Virus and an apparent reluctance to travel by customers. The information was correct at the time of going to press 1500 on 10th March but may change at any time.

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26 June 2020

Flavours of Natron – Maximising Income to Local Communities

Lake Natron Camp, Ngare Sero

The chefs at Lake Natron Camp have been cooking up a storm! Chef Axel Janssens, of Onsea House, has been at Lake Natron Camp on a collaborative training session.  By bringing the local environment to the table gives guests an authentic connection to the area and a real sense of community. Ake Lindstrom, MD, says “So grateful to be on this evolving journey to maximise local incomes and give our guests an authentic connection to the environment.” Local fresh produce from patch to plate!

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26 June 2020

An Invitation to Tongabezi's 30th Birthday Zoom Call - June 30th

Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi has been through a lot over the years. We have lost both of our Founders and many other loved ones. We have flooded and caught fire more than once. But we have also flourished, we have stayed true to our commitment to empower our wonderful community and protect our perfect patch of wilderness, we have made and kept friends like you from all over the world.

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26 June 2020

Governors' Camp Collection facilitates large community food drive in the Masai Mara

Governors' Camp

Governors' Camp Collection have facilitated their first community food drive in order to support eighty vulnerable families living in the Mara Rianda area. We distributed basic food supplies and hygiene products including 24kg of maize flour, 3L of cooking oil, 5kg of sugar, 100g of tea leaves, a bar of soap and a face mask to each of the families.

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25 June 2020

Wilderness Safaris Donates 300 Food Hampers to Okavango Community Trust Villages

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris, in collaboration with the Botswana government, community leaders and a handful of generous donors, continued to showcase its support to the people of Seronga, Gunotsoga, Eretsha, Beetsha and Gudigwa, by delivering over 300 food hampers to the villages last week. Facilitated by its long-term Vumbura Concession partners, the Okavango Community Trust (OCT), the handovers took place from 12-14 June, bringing extensive relief to the vulnerable families who are facing extreme food shortages and financial issues caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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