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.

23 September 2021

It’s World Rhino Day! Facts and figures about these horned mammals

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World Rhino Day is celebrated annually on 22 September, and this year marks the 10th celebration. Let’s pause and take a look at the latest rhino population statistics, and some interesting facts about this beautiful animal.

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23 September 2021

Airlink inaugurates Uganda route

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Airlink has added another new route to its expanding intra-Africa network, with the launch of its Johannesburg-Entebbe service.

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23 September 2021

South African Airways to resume flights on Thursday

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South African Airways will resume flights on Thursday, after being grounded for over a year due to business rescue.

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22 September 2021

UNWTO and AFRAA cooperate to Restart Tourism in Africa

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UNWTO has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) to work more closely together and strengthen the relationship between the aviation and tourism sectors.

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22 September 2021

'WHEN WILL THE GREEN LIGHTS COME ON AGAIN ALL OVER AFRICA?'

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Once again, Africa has been singled for punishment by the UK Government. Folks in the tourism industry across the African continent, and here in UK, have no idea why or what they have done to be ignored.

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21 September 2021

#ATTS2021 will reignite travel and tourism confidence in Africa – SA Tourism ACEO

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The overarching objective of the ongoing Africa Travel and Tourism Summit (ATTS2021) is to revive travel and tourism confidence among tourists and visitors to Africa.

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21 September 2021

US welcomes South Africans

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The Biden Administration has taken the decision to allow vaccinated travellers into the US from early November, including traffic originating in South Africa.

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20 September 2021

Application for Membership - Book Tourism - Solo Professional - South Africa

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Book Tourism 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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20 September 2021

Rehabilitation work at Namibia’s flagship airport nears completion

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Rehabilitation work at Namibia’s flagship Hosea Kutako International Airport will be completed soon, giving a new face to the country’s tourism industry, Namibia Airports Company (NAC) spokesperson Dan Kamati said on Sunday.

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20 September 2021

ATTA® Announces Recovery Plan

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ATTA® (The African Travel & Tourism Association) has released details of its post pandemic recovery plan which will see company, board, and staff changes.

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19 September 2021

Air Mauritius flying to South Africa again from 1 October

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After Mauritius lifted its ban on South African travellers earlier this week, Air Mauritius has announced that more flights to South Africa are in the pipeline, Travel News reports.

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18 September 2021

Clarification over the updated guidance for travellers entering England

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The current traffic light restrictions will remain in force until 04 October and from 0400 on 22 September Kenya will move from Red to Amber.

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16 September 2021

East Africa Tourism Platform calls for embracing regional single visa

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The East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP), the umbrella body for the tourism sector in the region on Wednesday urged Tanzania, Burundi and South Sudan to embrace the East African tourist visa regime.

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16 September 2021

New national park for Eastern Cape

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Work is under way to establish a high-altitude national park in the mountains of the Eastern Cape, close to the Lesotho border and the spectacular Naude’s Nek pass – South Africa’s highest road at over 2 500 metres.

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15 September 2021

Kenya urges private sector to boost wildlife conservation campaign

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Kenya on Tuesday urged its private sector to boost the country's wildlife conservation campaign. Najib Balala, cabinet secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, said that wildlife conservation is an expensive undertaking that cannot be accomplished by public resources alone.

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15 September 2021

Air France to start Maputo Flights from December 2

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Air France has confirmed that flights to Maputo will start from 2 December, 2021. The flight to Maputo will be a continuation of the Johannesburg flight.

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14 September 2021

Kenya Airways signs aircraft lease, codeshare partnership with Congo Airways

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Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways on Monday signed an aircraft lease agreement and began operating a cargo codeshare partnership with Congo Airways.

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14 September 2021

RwandAir to launch two new routes to the DRC

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RwandAir will launch new flights in the coming weeks from Kigali (KGL), the Rwandan capital, to two Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) destinations.

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13 September 2021

#TourismRestart: Seychelles opens up to South Africa

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Visitors from South Africa will once again be able to board flights to the paradise islands of the Seychelles with effect from Monday, 13 September, the Indian Ocean islands’ Ministry of Health has announced today, 11 September.

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13 September 2021

President Ramaphosa eases South Africa’s COVID-19 restrictions, announces Adjusted Alert Level 2

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South Africa will move from the Adjusted Alert Level 3 to an Adjusted Alert Level 2 with effect from Monday, September 13th, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday.

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