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.

05 March 2021

TikTok launches #TikTokWildlifeDay campaign

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In support of World Wildlife Day, TikTok is offering its global communities a fresh, immersive and edu-taining 24-hour wildlife safari sightings experience via TikTok Live, allowing users to express their creativity while increasing knowledge on wildlife protection.

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05 March 2021

CemAir, Proflight now codeshare

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CemAir and Proflight Zambia have implemented an interline and codeshare agreement, streamlining travel between South Africa and Zambia.

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04 March 2021

Digital health passport launches in South Africa

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By working with the Health Passport Worldwide system, a solution combining mobile technology with official Covid-19 tests and vaccinations, Health Passport has been launched in South Africa.

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04 March 2021

Botswana moves to support local companies for tourism development

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Botswana has reserved 45 wilderness campsites for local companies to promote native participation and empowerment in the tourism sector.

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04 March 2021

Samsung upcycles handsets to support fight against wildlife poaching

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Samsung has repurposed its handsets for a virtual wildlife experience that will allow viewers to assist South Africa's Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit in the conservation of endangered species.

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03 March 2021

Domestic flights go foodless

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Regulations prohibiting catering on board domestic flights were gazetted by Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula on Monday (March 1). Passengers are also prohibited from bringing their own food and eating it on board.

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03 March 2021

Rwanda to rollout Covid-19 vaccine on Friday

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Rwanda on Wednesday received 240,000 doses of COVAX Covid-19 AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines.

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02 March 2021

The APPeal of technology as airlines revolutionise travel

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With most regulations lifted on domestic flights South Africa is almost back to a new kind of normal and airlines are making things easier than ever before with apps to improve convenience, flexibility, affordability and speed. Here's what's new in South African travel lately.

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02 March 2021

Application for Membership - Olepangi Farm

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Olepangi Farm 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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01 March 2021

What's On At The Waterhole?

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Are we seeing early increases in African bookings / enquiries in UK since Boris Johnsons "roadmap" was announced? Confirmation of Airlinks cancellation terms?

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01 March 2021

Level 1 means meetings restraints relaxed

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With South Africa moving from national lockdown Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 1 tonight (Sunday, February), most of the remaining restrictions affecting the tourism sector have been removed, including an important step for the meetings and events industry.

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26 February 2021

Vets planning Wild Ride through heart of Africa

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A team of more than 30 vets will be cycling through Zambia to offer veterinary help, and raise £12,000 for conservation and animal welfare efforts in the country.

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26 February 2021

WATCH: Inside Google South Africa and SA Tourism’s new initiative to entice travel

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Google Arts & Culture and South African Tourism launched South Africa: An Explorer’s Paradise, an online exhibition that showcases the best of the famed destination.

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25 February 2021

Budget: Vaccine regime will stimulate travel, tourism

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The R10bn earmarked by National Treasury for the purchase and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines over the next two years – as announced by Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni during his Budget Speech 2021 yesterday (February 24) – will go a long way towards stimulating travel.

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25 February 2021

Are private rhino reserves the last hope?

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It’s a sobering thought: If you’re raising a child today, they might never get the chance to marvel at the sight of a rhino at a national park in South Africa.

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24 February 2021

ZAMBIA: African park deploys its know-how in the Kafue national park

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African park will improve the management and protection of Kafue, Zambia's most famous and largest national park.

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24 February 2021

New Airlink route connects Cape Town with Walvis Bay

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Airlink, the privately-owned regional airline, is launching a new direct flight service between Cape Town and Walvis Bay, commencing 2 March 2021.

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23 February 2021

Kulula to restart Lanseria flights from April

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Travellers flying from Johannesburg to Durban or Cape Town will soon have more routes to choose from, as Kulula will be restarting its operations from Lanseria International Airport.

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23 February 2021

RwandAir takes another African first with the IATA Travel Pass

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RwandAir will become the first African airline to trial the IATA Travel Pass to enable safe and seamless international travel. The airline will begin a three-week trial in April for customers travelling between Kigali and Nairobi in Kenya.

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22 February 2021

International Travel to Resume from England no earlier than 17 May following taskforce report

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Boris Johnson said the resumption of international travel, “vital for many businesses which have been hardest hit including retail, hospitality, tourism and aviation”, would be subject to a separate review to resolve “key questions”.

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