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31 August 2020

Kenya To Host First Annual Magical Kenya Elephant Naming Festival In 2021

Kenya Tourism Board

Kenya will officially host the first annual Magical Kenya Elephant Naming Festival starting August of 2021. This was announced by Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) CEO Dr Betty Radier during the commemoration of the World Elephant day on the 12th of August 2020 at the Amboseli National park. The Event was officiated by Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala.

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31 August 2020

Ethiopian Expands Its Global Hub - Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, unveils its new Aviation Infrastructure blending Modernity with Bio Safety.

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the Largest Aviation Group in Africa is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a new passenger terminal at its hub Addis Ababa Bole International Airport with emphasis on Bio Security and Bio Safety measures.

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27 August 2020

Get on out to Tanzania!

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Get on out here! Tanzania is open and welcoming guests, and the great news is that there’s no requirement for a Covid test upon arrival (unless your airline or country of origin stipulates otherwise). For full details on all this, drop us a line and we’ll gladly send you our explainer document.

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27 August 2020

Fly with us again this winter from London Heathrow

RwandAir

RwandAir will be resuming flights from London Heathrow Terminal 2 on 3rd October 2020. You can plan your trip with confidence with options that offer the flexibility to fly with us when you’re ready.

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27 August 2020

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti Reopens 1 September

Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti

With Tanzania’s borders open to all international visitors, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti will reopen its doors on September 1, with health and safety front of mind through Four Seasons new global Lead With Care program and contactless Chat experience.

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26 August 2020

Ethiopian Airlines sponsors RIDE 4 RANGERS supporting ATTA, Tusk & Land Rover

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines welcomed riders supporting ‘Ride 4 Rangers’ at Manchester Airport today, Sunday 23rd August 2020.  The British amateur cyclists started their global 30,000KM bike ride in Land’s End on Saturday 15th August and will arrive in John O’Groats on Saturday 29th August.

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26 August 2020

Kenya: The first country awarded the recommended status of the SAFER TOURISM SEAL

Kenya Tourism Board

Tourism is one of the world’s leading industries and a major economic development tool, and as such, security (crime and terrorism) has a major impact on the tourism, cruise, and event-oriented economies. Additionally, much of the entire world has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on tourism have been devastating.

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26 August 2020

Ol Lentille in Laikipia is welcoming back international guests

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

After passing all the official Kenya Covid protocol Ol Lentille is now back open and delighted to be welcoming back Kenya residents and international travellers.

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26 August 2020

In celebration of Women’s Month; Hideaways and the Dulini Collection speak into the Power of Dignity

Hideaways

Menstrual health is not just a “women’s issue”. Women drive development in families, communities and nations. Without access to basics such as menstrual pads, these young women are unable to harness their potential, disproportionately hindered in opportunities.

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25 August 2020

Watch Jenman African Safaris Guide Chronicles, Episode 3: Ageless Africa

Jenman African Safaris

“The terrain of travel in Africa has changed and guest experiences have revolutionised over time” Todd Metz, professional guide. Having started his guiding career in the early 90’s, Todd has witnessed transformations in client demand, accommodation, conservation initiatives, safety protocols as well as transportation itself.

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25 August 2020

SPOTLIGHT Workshops & Expo’s are going VIRTUAL on 30 September

Selling Tanzania /Houston Travel Marketing

Derek Houston of Houston Travel Marketing Services has launched a Virtual Spotlight Workshop. As Regional and Domestic Travel is likely to be the first market sector to open post COVID the Prime objective of Spotlight Virtual will be to promote Inter Africa & Indian Ocean Islands travel.

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25 August 2020

Sanctuary Retreats is ready to welcome you back to Kenya and Tanzania

Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Retreats is delighted to announce the reopening of its first safari camps and lodges in Kenya and Tanzania Sanctuary Olonana - 1st September 2020 Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp - 1st September 2020

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25 August 2020

Wild Frontiers is ready for business

Wild Frontiers

As countries and camps start to re-open in Africa after a long winter, we are no exception. Our Tanzania safari guides are ready to welcome visitors back – and with a myriad of special offers available from top quality lodges, and very few tourists in the parks – it’s a fantastic time to visit. We have our ‘Explorer-mobile’ private mobile tented camp on standby for ‘absolute social distancing’ – using private sites in Serengeti/Tarangire & Manyara National Parks.

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24 August 2020

Serena Hotels: engaging with the local community

Serena Hotels

The Serena Group is more than a collection of hotels. This film explores how it is an engine for economic development in local communities – and has been for over the last 40 years. Serena provides employment to 4,000 East Africans and gives priority and training to over 2,000 local suppliers and companies, while engaging the local community in ways that help households to achieve better health and greater economic independence.Watch Video: https://youtu.be/pzIo6uaitmM 

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24 August 2020

Keeping Fit With Muthaiga Travel

Muthaiga Travel

One of the valuable lessons learnt during the COVID-19 season has been the importance of regular exercise to build a strong immune system to fight off infections. Exercise also has immense psychological benefits such as decreased stress, increased self-esteem, improving mental alertness and is a scientifically proven mood booster.

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24 August 2020

Green, glorious green

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

So fresh and so greenHave a gander at this gorgeous video. With Green Season coming up, we've got a glorious time of year to look forward to: everything's lush and bursting with life, colours are washed with a new coat of vividness and flora and fauna alike are infused with vitality.  (By the way, Chris Schmid - who made this vid - is out at Lamai right now, generating incredible images and footage. We're posting his stories&nbs…

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21 August 2020

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve - Welcoming Galpin Tented Camp

Classic Portfolio

Adapting. That is one thing we have certainly been doing in these strange times. And it is with great pleasure that Kwandwe Private Game Reserve announce the opening of their new, eco-friendly camp, Galpin Tented Camp.No Wi-Fi, just a quiet, calm setting in the remote southern part of the reserve, Galpin is designed to immerse you in nature, allowing your spirit to drift in time with the rhythms of the wilderness.The camp strikes a balance between comfort and adventure. There are 4 bedroom…

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21 August 2020

Deals 2 Discover: Travel trade invited to add promotions to travel deals website

Discover Africa

Online travel company Discover Africa aims to get South African’s exploring again by launching "Deals 2 Discover" - a travel deal website showcasing the coutry's best destinations, properties and experiences at discounted prices - and is inviting the travel trade to load promotions to the platform.

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21 August 2020

Alfajiri Villas are back open for international travellers

Alfajiri Villas

After passing  the official Kenyan protocol, Alfajiri Villas have been welcoming their first international guests back to their three private and exclusive villas in Diani Beach on the stunning south Kenya coast. With international guests experiencing Kenya in peak season, on the safari circuit, guests have been ending their Kenya stays in the complete coastal privacy that Alfajiri is renowned for.

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20 August 2020

Why Use Claire Cooper HR?

Claire Cooper HR

We at ATTA HQ consider Claire Cooper HR as an integral part of the team. They are efficient, highly professional and importantly, understand the travel industry. Don't just take it from us though, here are some testimonials from other ATTA members.

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20 August 2020

Bushtracks Africa partners with Prospero Zambia to assist with COVID-19 mitigation

Bushtracks Africa

Bushtracks Africa has recently partnered with Prospero Ltd to support the Zambian Ministry of Health's COVID-19 response initiative. Prospero Ltd is the Zambian development arm established by UK AID which provides funds and creates initiatives to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within Zambia. Together with Prospero Ltd, we at Bushtracks Africa are able to provide transport to the Ministry of Health's response team.

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20 August 2020

Vayeni helps champion #Ride4Rangers effort through its Zambesia Conservation Alliance involvement

Vayeni

Luke and Suzanne Brown from Vayeni co-founded the Zambesia Conservation Alliance (ZCA) together with Robin Brown from Cansaf.  ZCA creates awareness for conservation of wildlife and habitat in Africa through its #WeShareAfrica and #SportForConservation movements. It also channels out support to its selected and deserving outreach partners in the region.

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20 August 2020

Welcoming the champion of champions Eliud Kipchoge to the Maasai Mara

Cottars Safari Service

It has been an exciting few week in Kenya. The Kenyan government opened up airspace for international flights and lifted quarantine requirements for travellers coming in from 16 countries (a covid-19 negative certificate essential).

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20 August 2020

Package of treats for ATTA members from NSL Telecoms

NSL Telecoms

Online telecom solutions are more essential than ever. Remote working is challenging when online solutions are not implemented within your business. NSL Telecoms are offering ATTA members a collection of services at discounted rates. Cloud based phone services are built as a bespoke project and we have seen an approximate saving of 30% when compared to traditional systems.

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20 August 2020

Innovative Travel Recruitment Services at discounted ATTA member rate

Lightning Travel Recruitment

Specialist Luxury Travel Recruiter, although focussed initially on the UK, is offering ATTA members a discount on sourcing expert candidates to fulfil their needs.

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20 August 2020

Crisis Management ATTA benefits

tranquilico

Expert Crisis Management support for Suppliers and Trade members with free initial consultation

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20 August 2020

Member Offer from Stevie Mann Photography

Stevie Mann Photography

Stevie Mann, a professional commercial photographer specialising in luxury lodges and experiential travel has very generously provided all ATTA members with a reduced rate for his expert services.

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20 August 2020

Res Request offering ATTA member benefits

ResRequest

The fully integrated hospitality software Solution, Res Request, has agreed additional support to all ATTA members

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20 August 2020

Southern African Legal Advice Club Discount

Louis Nel -The-Lawyer

Expert Travel Legal Advisor, Louise Nel - The Lawyer, has offered 30% off the joining fee and hourly rates within his Legal Advice Club

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20 August 2020

UK Tour Operator Legal support surrounding T&Cs

Mayo Wynne Baxter

Mayo Wynne Baxter offering all ATTA members a complimentary review of T&Cs for client contracting & supplier agreements.

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20 August 2020

Covid-19 Safety Protocol Templates on offer to ATTA members

Artichoke Design & Advertising

White Label or tailor your own Covid-19 safety protocol templates

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20 August 2020

4 months Free with Nextour

Connectour - Nextour

Nextour will continue supporting all DMCs and tour operators members of ATTA during these tough, uncertain times by not charging fees until 31st December 2020 to help minimise the impact of the current upheaval.

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20 August 2020

Discounted Covid-19 PCR and & Antibody testing

Fleet Street Clinic

Leading UK travel clinic, Fleet Street Clinic, is offering ATTA member clients a discounted rate for Covid-19 and Antibody tests.

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19 August 2020

The Twin Migration Provides an Experience like no Other

Kenya Tourism Board

Kenya is home to many spectacular natural phenomena but probably most popular and eye-catching of them all is the Greatest Wildebeest Migration, referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Every year, thousands of tourists and wildlife enthusiasts travelling to Kenya for holiday have always been keen to experience this natural phenomenon, where millions of wildebeests and zebras move into the Maasai Mara game reserve from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.

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19 August 2020

Hideaways Live: Beyond the Lodge at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange: A Combination of Legacy and Luxury

Hideaways

“A stay at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, is a combination of experiencing a legacy reserve, in massive luxury”. John Maytham, Cape Talk Radio Sign up for our fourth episode of Beyond the Lodge, focusing on Hideaways’ conservation footprint, the passion and resourcefulness of the African people, and how to cultivate hope.

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17 August 2020

MV Wakashio Updates Mauritius

Coquille Bonheur

August 15, 2020 - As forecasted the Wakashio broke into two today. The rear section of the bulk carrier, still containing a relatively small amount of hydrocarbon, is immobilized on the reef. 40 cubic metres of fluid were pumped today with the remaining 50 cubic metres expected to be pumped out by tomorrow.

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17 August 2020

Classic Portfolio - Tuesday Talks - Women's Month

Classic Portfolio

TUESDAY TALKS || In August we celebrate Women's Month in South Africa, a great opportunity to honour the achievements, courage and strength of women. For our next Tuesday Talk, we have lined up an amazing panel of inspiring women, who all own businesses and have made their mark in the tourism world.

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14 August 2020

Africa Albida Tourism Named Ambassadors in Conservation Fundraising Drive

Africa Albida Tourism

Zimbabwean hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism has been selected as country ambassadors for Ride4Rangers, a global initiative to raise much needed funds for conservation across Africa. Tourism is the key funder of conservation in Africa, but the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating economic impact on the African travel industry which is threatening the livelihoods of millions of people as well as the future of the continent’s iconic wildlife.

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14 August 2020

Mauritius Communiquer - WAKASHIO OIL SPILL

Coquille Bonheur

August 10, 2020 - Early this evening, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, who chairs the crisis committee, confirmed that there has been no further spillage of hydrocarbon since yesterday. Weather conditions started to improve this morning and is forecasted to remain stable. This made it possible to resume the pumping of oil out of the tanks of the Wakashio. Removal of hydrocarbon by helicopters continued since yesterday.

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14 August 2020

Hodi Hodi Ruaha Bush Camp opens in October 2020

Hodi Hodi

We are pleased to announce that our NEW private bush camp on the edge of the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania will open for the first guests this October 2020 with all the Covid-19 precautions in place. The new sister-camp of the popular HODI HODI Beach Houses in Zanzibar is HODI HODI Ruaha Bush Camp.

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13 August 2020

CITW Provides Unwavering Support to Namibia’s Remote Communities

Wilderness Safaris

Since the start of COVID-19, Wilderness Safaris and its non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), have continued to provide crucial support to rural Namibian communities through educational assistance, the provision of Tippy Taps in remote regions and reusable face mask materials. Ongoing food parcel deliveries are providing relief to the Himba community near Wilderness Safaris Serra Cafema, and the donation of a lion-proof kraal to a farm in Damaraland has greatly assisted with livestock protection, helping to combat human-wildlife conflict in the region.

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12 August 2020

Kicheche gradually reopens its camps

Kicheche Camps

After implementing appropriate health and safety protocols, Kicheche Camps gradually reopens its camps and welcome its first guests at Kicheche Bush in Olare Motorogi Conservancy and Kicheche Laikipia in Ol Pejeta Conservancy this week. 'Rested and tested' ....Kicheche Bush is ready and waiting as are the Conservancies ....as are about 1 million ruminants .... finally some good gnus.

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11 August 2020

Nomad's latest and greatest

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

NOMAD’S LATEST AND GREATEST We thought we’d bundle together a bunch of our latest and greatest, so gather round and we’ll regale you with titbits, tips and tales from Tanzania. Rates & T&C’s

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10 August 2020

Basecamp Explorer Kenya- Welcoming guests back to Masai Mara

Basecamp Explorer Kenya

We are excited to announce the reopening of Basecamp Explorer Kenya safari camps in Masai Mara from the 1st of August 2020. Basecamp’s collection consist of small and private safari camps situated in carefully selected locations in Masai Mara and Mara Naboisho Conservancy allowing guests to enjoy privacy and exclusivity, close to rich wildlife sightings and astonishing views over the savannah.

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10 August 2020

Nimali Africa opens up all their camps and lodges this August

Nimali Africa

Experience the great wildebeest migration at Nimali Mara and Nimali Central Serengeti. Reconnect with nature and escape amidst the wilderness of Nimali Tarangire.

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10 August 2020

RIDE4RANGERS - How to get involved

ATTA®

The Africa travel industry is coming together to Ride4Rangers by embarking on a cumulative 30,000km bike ride to raise vital funds to support rangers who are the first line of defence to protect endangered species but in many places, there is no longer the funding for them.

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06 August 2020

Ten green bottles, going to make a wall

Great Plains Conservation

Great Plains Conservation's enviroment team are constantly looking into how we operate and how we can improve our behaviour and in particular the cycle of our waste products.  Our latest environmental initiative in both Kenya and Botswana aims to combat glass waste.  The bottle crushing initiative in Botswana is based out of our Maun office on the fringe of the Okavango Delta.

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05 August 2020

RwandAir ensures health & safety on the ground and in the air!

RwandAir

RwandAir resumed commercial passenger flights on 1 August 2020, after months of suspension due to Covid19. In preparation of passenger flights, RwandAir has published a five-step guide on what to expect at Kigali International Airport and onboard RwandAir flights, to ensure highest standards of health, safety and security measures for passengers and staff.

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05 August 2020

Sign Up to Watch Jenman African Safaris Botswana Sensations:  Safari Planning: Episode Two

Jenman African Safaris

Join us on a virtual tour through Botswana’s topographical treasure chest – its biodiverse landscape an invitation to the intrepid explorer. From the encrusted Magkadigadi salt pans to the enriched channels of the Okavango Delta, our safari specialist Rachel Marshall has created a holistic and interactive itinerary that evokes the senses.

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05 August 2020

*Fly Green, Fly Coastal*

Coastal Aviation

We are thrilled that it has been a year since we launched our  *Fly Green* campaign and at having made a huge impact on the way we do things. We believe passionately in playing our part by being the change we wish to see in the world and are not afraid to take those first baby steps.

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04 August 2020

Legendary Lodge reopens on the 1st August 2020

Legendary Expeditions

We are excited to announce the reopening of Legendary Lodge on the 1st of August 2020. Gateway to the northern safari circuit of Tanzania, Legendary Lodge is located at the foothills of Mount Meru, on the outskirts of the bustling town of Arusha. Boasting lush tropical gardens and surrounded by a working coffee farm, the peaceful cottages are the perfect place to prepare for or reflect on your exhilarating safari experience.

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04 August 2020

Kenya Airways Back to the Skies!

Kenya Airways

We are pleased to inform that effective from 1st August 2020, we have resumed our International flights and Kenya Airways are back to the skies! Please see below flight schedule for Europe – London, Amsterdam and Paris.

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03 August 2020

Wilderness Safaris Donates Carnivore-Resistant Kraal to Damaraland Community

Wilderness Safaris

As part of its ongoing support of human-wildlife conflict (HWC) mitigation work in north-west Namibia, Wilderness Safaris donated the funds required to build a new lion-proof kraal at Pascolena (Lena) Florry’s Driefontein Farm in the Kunene region. Also equipped with an early-warning system, the new kraal will not only help to protect the Florry family’s livelihood, but also one of the last free-ranging lion populations in Africa.

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03 August 2020

World Ranger Day: The Invisible Warriors of the Wild – A Dedication from Hideaways

Hideaways

A podcast recording about APU rangers at the frontline. Foot patrol starts at dawn. As the frontline custodians of our wild spaces, the team performs each hike with equal resolve to bring justice. Armed with two batons and the sheer force of determination, accompanied by a National Parks Ranger with a rifle, they walk.

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