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21 November 2017

Limpopo Tourism Agency Board announces newly-appointed CEO

Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) Board announced its newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ms. Nomasonto Ndlovu. LTA has been operating without a CEO since the departure of Mr. Ndumiso Matlala in April 2017.

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21 November 2017

Atta Africa Financial Update 21.11.2017

Executive summary: Afrika Borwa. South African private equity performance when compared to the listed market counterpart remains ahead by a nose, according to the latest Q2 2017 RisCura-SAVCA South African Private Equity Performance Report.

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20 November 2017

FCO Travel Advice - Zimbabwe - 20 November 2017

Latest update: Summary - the political situation is becoming increasingly tense following the televised speech by President Mugabe on 19 November; there are reports of planned demonstrations over the next few days, particularly in Harare; you should continue to exercise caution and avoid large gatherings and any demonstrations.

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20 November 2017

Application for Membership - Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris 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). Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris has been one of Southern Africa’s leading tour operators since 1946.

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20 November 2017

The British Army combat the illegal trade in wildlife by partnering with African parks and the Malawian Department of National Parks and Wildlife

This summer, a team of seven British soldiers deployed to Liwonde National Park in Malawi to support African Parks’ rangers counter-poaching effort.

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20 November 2017

Atta Media Request - Canada's National Post

Serengeti Migration Media Request

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17 November 2017

Application for Membership - Camps Bay Views

Camps Bay Views 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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17 November 2017

Rwanda again takes the lead in making it easier to visit the country

Changes to Rwanda’s Immigration Rules Aimed to Draw in More Visitors While traveling through Kigali International Airport was it learned that changes to the country’s immigration rules were imminent, subsequently confirmed when receiving the details these changes are about to bring for visitors to the Land of a Thousand Hills.

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16 November 2017

Alitalia resumes 2 African routes in NS18

Alitalia in Northern summer 2018 season plans to resume service to 2 African destinations, subject to Government Approval. Opened for reservation this week, the airline plans to offer flights to Johannesburg and Nairobi.

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16 November 2017

US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe, Zambia

US authorities will remove restrictions on importing African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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16 November 2017

Application for Membership - Afroriginal Tours & Safaris

Afroriginal Tours & Safaris 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 November 2017

Seasonal shoals increase shark risk along Cape Town shores

Great white shark activity has increased along Cape Town’s beaches, with the City of Cape Town warning summertime beachgoers to heed the risks.

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15 November 2017

Application for Membership - Falcon Africa Safaris cc

Falcon Africa Safaris cc 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). Founded in 1990 by Allan Eccles, Falcon Africa remain wholesale Tour Operators committed to providing personal service to the travel trade, both locally and abroad. With over 20 years experience, Allan and Tracy design itineraries into Africa’s leading wildlife destinations, in accordance with client requirements.

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15 November 2017

Atta Head Office Memo - Zimbabwe

Following the events in Zimbabwe overnight we have had concern from various members relating to the situation on the ground. We are closely monitoring the developments and sources on the ground in Harare and Victoria Falls are reporting that that the situation is currently calm. We are in contact with news agencies, the FCO and our directors in the region and will issue further updates if necessary.

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14 November 2017

New highway along the East African coastline gets financing

The coastal road between Malindi in Kenya and the northern Tanzanian town of Bagamoyo is due to be transformed into a major highway, going by reports received from the African Development Bank.Africa’s development finance bank has already set aside 289 million US Dollars and is presently seeking co-financing to the tune of a further 385 million US Dollars.

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14 November 2017

Atta Africa Financial Update 14.11.2017

Executive summary: Trading companies like baseball cards. Jumia - the Nigerian founded online retailer that has aspirations to be the continental Amazon of the Nile - has settled on a three-for-one trade - subsidiary for portfolio company - with Frontier Digital Ventures'.

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13 November 2017

Kenyan Tourism Head Joins #7SummitsAfrica Challenge

Kenyan Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has joined the Mt. Kenya leg of the 7 Summits Africa Challenge presented by Great Migration Camps.

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13 November 2017

Tanzania Government scraps Tourist Hotels grading fees

Hardly eight months after tourist hotels grading exercise launched in Tanzania, the government has abolished fees paid by hotel owners to the grading teams.

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13 November 2017

West Africa Integrated Travel (WAIT) Launched At WTM 2017

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) in partnership with the West Africa Tourism Organisation (WATO) has launched a project, West Africa Integrated Travel (WAIT) to connect West Africa seamlessly. The launch event held at the sidelines of the recently held World Travel Market (WTM) in London seeks to promote a joint marketing effort amongst Tourism Boards and Authorities in the sub-region.

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10 November 2017

Ethiopian Airlines to launch flights to Buenos Aires

Ethiopian Airlines will launch five weekly flights to Buenos Aires from March 8 next year. The flights from Addis Ababa will route via São Paulo and mark the airline’s sixth destination in the Americas. The flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, using B787s.

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