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.

22 April 2021

Airlink launches new daily service between Jhb and Livingstone

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Airlink will, as of 26 May, expand its network with the launch of its Johannesburg-Livingstone flights. The new service strengthens the commercial connection between South Africa and Zambia provided by Airlink by augmenting its daily service between its Johannesburg home base and Zambia's capital, Lusaka, and the copper-belts hub, Ndola.

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22 April 2021

Application for Membership - The Africa Travel Boutique

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The Africa Travel Boutique 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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21 April 2021

Date set for launch of Newark-JNB flight

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United Airlines will launch its daily Newark-Johannesburg service on June 3, subject to government approval. Last year, the carrier suspended its seasonal summer Cape Town flights and also postponed the original launch date of its daily flights to Johannesburg from March 2021 to June this year.

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21 April 2021

Ethiopian Transports More Than One Million COVID -19 Vaccines from Beijing to Harare

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Ethiopian Airlines, one of Africa’s leading Airline, has transported 1,056,000 doses of COVID19 vaccines in a single flight. Ethiopian transported the vaccines in six envirotainers from Beijing to Harare via Addis Ababa and arrived in Harare on March 31. Ethiopian has also transported 300,000 vaccines donated by Chinese Government to Ethiopia.

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20 April 2021

Book Zanzibar PCR tests online

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Mango has notified travellers of the Covid-19 testing arrangements for passengers returning from Zanzibar. Passengers may now book an appointment for a COVID-19 test and obtain their certificate in Zanzibar through the website www.zanzibarcovidtesting.co.tz.

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20 April 2021

KENYA: Rescue mission of 9 Rothschild’s giraffes in north-western Kenya ends

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In north-western Kenya, the rescue operation for the 9 Rothschild's giraffes that were trapped by rising waters in Lake Baringo ended on April 12th, 2021.

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20 April 2021

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife releases endangered African painted dog pack

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The iconic Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, with support from Wildlife ACT, has released a new pack of Endangered African Painted Dogs into their new home.

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19 April 2021

Kenya banks on charter flights to boost tourist arrivals

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Kenya will rely on charter flights to boost tourism numbers during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic period, a government official said Saturday.

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19 April 2021

IMPACT OF COVID-19 2020 | Statistics & Case Studies from around Africa

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We are delighted to share a collection of statistics and Case Studies showcasing the impact of Covid-19 on the wider African Travel & Tourism Industry. Please feel free to use these statistics to help support your communications when highlighting the essential nature tourism has on the conservation of Africa's wildlife, rural communities and vast tracts of wilderness. Sources: Oxford Economics and the ALU School of Wildlife Conservation

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16 April 2021

Kenya inoculates close to 600,000 people with AstraZeneca vaccine

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Kenya’s Ministry of Health has announced that it has vaccinated 569,244 people with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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16 April 2021

El Al to restart SA operations

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El Al has confirmed that it will resume operations to and from Israel with one flight a week, from May 6. The schedule at the start of operations, is:

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16 April 2021

Musicians to host online concert for vulture conservation

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Join the LIVE streamed fundraiser called Vulture Voices in Concert to help support Wildlife ACT’s work to save severely threatened vultures.

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15 April 2021

New decisions by global conservation group bolster efforts to save Africa’s elephants

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Two big decisions have been made in the last few weeks in relation to African elephants that will have major implications for the survival of the giant mammals.

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15 April 2021

COVID-19 Lobbying Work

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ATTA continues to work within the two travel industry groups with weekly meetings as we head towards the safe return of international travel proposed to take place on or after 17 May.

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14 April 2021

Mauritius receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China

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The Mauritius on Tuesday evening rrecieved its first batch of China’s Sinopharm vaccines to help boost the country’s vaccination campaign against COVID-19.

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14 April 2021

Air France extends African footprint

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Air France has announced that it will be expanding its operations on the African continent with increased flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Johannesburg, and a brand-new route to Maputo, Mozambique from 20 June 2021.

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13 April 2021

Seychelles Tourism Board unveils new Tourism Digital Platform

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In its quest to lead the tourism industry of the archipelago island into a digital age, the Seychelles Tourism Board has launched a new tourism digital platform named ‘ParrAPI’ on Monday, April 12, 2021, at their Mont Fleuri Head Office.

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13 April 2021

New SA jet could change corporate travel game

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The Pegasus Vertical Business Jet (VBJ) being developed in South Africa is entering its next phase, with two quarter-scale models to be ready for testing and engineering by May 2021, and a full-scale unmanned hover model by the end of the year.

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13 April 2021

Strategies For Vaccinating Africa Against Covid-19 – CFA Forum with Africa CDC

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Washington, DC — The Constituency for Africa (CFA), in partnership with the Africa Trade Desk in Ottawa, will be organizing a public forum with the Africa Centres for Disease Control in Addis Ababa to discuss Africa's strategy for vaccinating the continent.

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12 April 2021

Fastjet introduces daily Jhb/Vic Falls flights

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Fastjet Zimbabwe will increase its current schedule to daily services between Victoria Falls International Airport and Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport, effective May 30.

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