News from ATTA

News from ATTA consists of a combination of news from the African continent with relevance to African Tourism along with news about ATTA for the benefit of our members.

09 April 2021

Cape Town Tourism launches new digital Visitors’ Guide

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Cape Town Tourism, together with the City of Cape Town, launched its latest official Visitors’ Guide that highlights all the top things to do and see in the Mother City.

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09 April 2021

Seychelles is first in Africa to implement new civil aviation requirement for enhanced security

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Seychelles is the first African country to meet the new International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requirement of enhanced border security after the island nation introduced an advanced information system for passengers travelling in and out of the country before the set deadline, an official said.

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08 April 2021

Kenya, UK eye peace after travel ban fight

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Further to the UK government announcement on 02 April adding Kenya to the ‘Red List’ and Kenya’s subsequent updated arrival protocols for travellers from or transiting through Kenya, ATTA® has been involved in an ongoing dialogue behind the scenes and we are delighted to see that there will be a joint UK / Kenya committee formed to review the travel restrictions

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08 April 2021

Kenya: AKUH and German Govt Donate Covid Testing Kits to MoH

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Nairobi — Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N) has donated over 20,000 Covid-19 testing kits valued at Sh44 million to the Ministry of Health to boost its Covid-19 response.

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08 April 2021

S. Africa to use 2023 Netball World Cup for economic reconstruction - minister

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South Africa would use the 2023 Netball World Cup to grow tourism, develop infrastructure and grow the economy, said Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa on Tuesday.

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07 April 2021

Tanzania’s new president changes policy on COVID-19

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Tanzania’s new president appears to be taking a new, scientific approach to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. President Samia Suluhu Hassan said Tuesday she will form a technical committee to advise her about the scope of COVID-19 infections in the country and how to respond to the pandemic.

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06 April 2021

New flights, Vic Falls-Kasane

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Effective May 1, Botswana local airline, Mack Air, is set to introduce flights in a new regional route linking Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Kasane, Botswana.

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06 April 2021

Kenya Airways suspends flights to the UK-Statement

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National carrier Kenya Airways has suspended its passenger flights to the United Kingdom effective 9th April 2021 until further notice.

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31 March 2021

Home Affairs extends validity of foreigners’ visas

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Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced the extension of the validity of foreigners’ visas which expired during South Africa’s lockdown due to COVID-19.

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31 March 2021

Application for Membership - Northern Cape Tourism Authority

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Northern Cape Tourism Authority has applied to join ATTA®. Their membership will be approved if there are not any objections lodged within the statutory 10-day period. (See objection procedure below).

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30 March 2021

Mass vaccination is just the first step

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South Africa’s largest medical aid, Discovery Health (three million adult beneficiaries), has announced its Mass Vaccination Programme, which aims to vaccinate 50 000 adult Discovery members per day from May 1.

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30 March 2021

Application for Membership - EasyOTA

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EasyOTA has applied to join ATTA®. Their membership will be approved if there are not any objections lodged within the statutory 10-day period. (See objection procedure below).

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29 March 2021

BA operated by Comair returns to Harare, Zimbabwe

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British Airways, operated by Comair has resumed flights into Zimbabwe, touching down in Harare on Sunday afternoon, March 28.

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29 March 2021

SA Tourism, Netflix SA collaborate to showcase locally-made stories

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South African Tourism (SA Tourism) and Netflix have agreed to explore joint opportunities that will benefit both organisations to showcase stories made in South Africa.

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27 March 2021

What's On At The Waterhole?

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Information on: Ghana DMCs, PCR requirements into Zimbabwe, SAA contacts for flights vouchers....

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26 March 2021

Cheating Extinction

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Perhaps it’s the ancient elegance of cheetahs that captivates us so deeply. Or is it their speed that triggers our imagination. Whatever it is, we now stand a chance of losing the world’s most endangered big cat.

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25 March 2021

UTB in talks with German Embassy in Uganda on strengthening tourism ties

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Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) led by the Board Chairman Hon. Daudi Migereko and the German Ambassador to Uganda, His Excellence Mathias Schauermet at UTB offices in Kampala to discuss about potential strategies that could be adapted by Uganda’s tourism industry in further strengthening ties with the German tourism source market.

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25 March 2021

Incubeta to assist SA Tourism maximise global digital investments

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Digital marketing specialist, Incubeta, has been appointed as a global digital media partner to South African Tourism (SAT) after an extensive tender process. The three-year deal, worth R6,3m, will see Incubeta help maximise technology investment across all 27 of South African Tourism's operating regions.

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24 March 2021

Ethiopian Airlines to become ATTA's new Airline Partner

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We are delighted to announce that Africa's largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines, is to become our new Airline Partner

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24 March 2021

Uganda sings new tune to woo tourists

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Tourism officials in Uganda are turning to local musicians to promote some of the country’s destinations to local travellers. The move aims to revive the sector, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

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