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25 June 2018

Malawi: 'Cycling Can Boost Tourism for Malawi'

Blantyre — Organizers of Winter Series Maxima Challenge have described cycling as one of the sport that could help in boosting the country's tourism sector if it were taken seriously.

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25 June 2018

New parks planned to raise Tanzania wildlife tourism

Targeting to attract more tourists from wildlife resources, Tanzania National Parks has earmarked 5 game reserves for upgrading into national parks for photographic Tanzania wildlife tourism.

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25 June 2018

Application for Membership - Kitich Camp

Kitich Camp 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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24 June 2018

Importance of innovation and digitalisation in growing tourism

Digital transformation has solemnly grasped the tourism industry, increasingly altering operations and customer relations in a sector that contributed 3.7% to Kenya's GDP in 2017 and forecast to rise by 5.2% in 2018. The industry is experiencing a great deal of innovative disruption, with trends such as virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and mobile bookings and payments taking centre stage. Expectations from tourists have been set high, and relevant stakeholders continue to adapt to the technological changes in a bid to provide pertinent solutions suitable for the new digital environment.

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24 June 2018

African wild dogs make comeback at Gorongosa National Park

There are just 14 of them, far fewer than those that roamed Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park before the nearly two-decade civil war that started in the 1970s. As up to a million people lost their lives to violence and famine, much of the park’s wildlife also was wiped out – including the wild dogs, an endangered species vulnerable to snares and disease.

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21 June 2018

FCO Update: Madagascar 20 June 18

Latest update: Summary – the FCO no longer advise against all travel to Batterie Beach, north of Toliara (Tulear)

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21 June 2018

Cape Town dams: Midweek update reveals water levels are above 40%

Winter has seen a generally optimistic outlook around the drought which has ravaged the Western Cape, as the water levels of Cape Town dams have been on a steady rise.

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20 June 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape sets new global standard for water-wise tourism

The Western Cape province has shown a continued resilience in building a sustainable and water-wise destination amid drought concerns in the region, which has received a rapid and pragmatic response from both public and private enterprises. In the last three years, the City of Cape Town has reduced its usage by nearly 60% - a model the rest of the world can look to emulate.

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20 June 2018

Tanzania: Hope for Tourism As Tanzania Secures Investor for Mikumi Lodge

The government has secured an investor for the Mikumi Lodge in the famous Mikumi National Park, raising hope of an increase in the number of accommodation facilities for tourists in the area.

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19 June 2018

FCO Update: Madagascar 19 Jun 18

Latest update: Safety and security section (National parks)

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19 June 2018

Tanzania Tourism earnings grow by Tsh640bn in a year

Tourism earnings have almost gone up by 640bn/- in a year ending April on the back of increasing number of visitors. The earnings, according to the Bank of Tanzania, jumped up by over 640bn/- ($291.8m) in the period ended April this year compared by 330bn/- ($154.1m) registered on the corresponding period a year before.

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18 June 2018

Zimbabwe: Zim Relaxes Visa Terms for Chinese Tourists

All Chinese nationals visiting the country will now be required to obtain visas at ports of entry with effect from next month after Government reviewed the country's visa regime to boost the tourism industry. Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Obert Mpofu said a firmer and all-inclusive arrangement was adopted following President Mnangagwa's visit to China in April this year.

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18 June 2018

SA’s tourism industry under the microscope at FEDHASA Cape AGM

South Africa’s thorny visa regulations came under the spotlight at the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape region’s 2018 AGM, and Derek Hanekom, the Minister of Tourism reaffirmed the need for the cabinet’s decision to be implemented to ensure ease of access for international visitors, in a bid to grow tourism numbers in the country.

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18 June 2018

Application for Membership - Shayamanzi Houseboat

Shayamanzi Houseboat 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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18 June 2018

Application for Membership - Ikuka Safari Camp

Ikuka Safari Camp 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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15 June 2018

Application for Membership - African Safari Excellence

African Safari Excellence 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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14 June 2018

New flights connect Africa to Cape Town

Exciting news for Cape Town’s business and tourism sectors, two African Airways, who have recently started flying into Mother City plan on expanding these routes.

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14 June 2018

Application for Membership - Cartology Travel

Cartology Travel 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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14 June 2018

Application for Membership - RwandAir

RwandAir 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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13 June 2018

Zim, Zambia agree on seamless service for tourists

The Zimbabwe Zambia Joint Tourism Facilitation Sub-Committee has held its inaugural bilateral meeting with tourism officials, agreeing on the need to prioritise seamless service for tourists and to refer the contentious issue of toll fees on vehicles crossing the Victoria Falls to the forthcoming joint bilateral tourism meeting set for Harare.

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