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.

27 November 2020

Israeli Airline Makes Maiden Flight to Rwanda

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Israeli private airline company, Israir on Thursday, November 26 made its maiden flight to Rwanda, at the Kigali International Airport.

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27 November 2020

Mauritius extends 14-day quarantine to 2021

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Mauritius will remain closed for short-term leisure travel in December, as government decided to extend the quarantine regulations until January 15, 2021. The island is arguably South Africa’s favourite destination to visit.

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26 November 2020

Great Ethiopian Run 2020 supports bird conservation in Ethiopia

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The Great Ethiopian Run (GER) is the one of the world's most famous marathon initiatives. Since its inception in 2000, GER has staged over 100 races in different parts of Ethiopia, with thousands of participants and an audience base of another five million.

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26 November 2020

SA’s tourism industry records improvement

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A report by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) shows that the country’s tourism industry is experiencing a slight improvement after months of freefalling.

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25 November 2020

LH Group rolls out more SA flights

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“The Lufthansa Group has welcomed the recent announcement by the [SA] government to remove the list of high-risk countries and once again open borders to all leisure and business travellers. We are fully committed to the South African market and continue our efforts to help recover and expand the tourism sector by encouraging international travel,” said Dr André Schulz, gm Southern Africa & East Africa Lufthansa Group Airlines.

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25 November 2020

Comair to resume operations from December

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Comair will resume operations of their regional British Airways flights on December 9. A spokesperson for the airline told Travel News that the Labour Court had dismissed Numsa’s application to get an interdict to declare that Comair employees were not bound by the terms of the collective agreement signed during September

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25 November 2020

What's On At The Waterhole?

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The Waterhole has been open for 2 weeks, welcoming 114 ATTA members from around the globe. Recent topics have included • Information on Covid-19 testing & protocols from members in specific countries • Questions on refund protocols • Updates and discussion on 2021 trade show developments Join the conversation or start one! We look forward to welcoming you.

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24 November 2020

Webinar 101 on rapid Covid testing for the travel industry

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With lots of confusion in the marketplace regarding covid testing, GeneMe UK, an authorised distributor of the FRANKD SARS-CoV-2 test will share an overview of the testing landscape, explain the differences between the varying types of tests and the role of technology in accurately and securely providing results.

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24 November 2020

Future Traveller Sentiment Survey Nov 2020 - Victoria Falls

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International Future Traveller Sentiment survey which was conducted between 15th October and 15th November 2020.

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23 November 2020

Emirates improves Zim /Zam frequencies

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Emirates has added another flight from Dubai to Harare, via Lusaka, taking the total number of flights to three a week.

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23 November 2020

CemAir expands operations by 50%

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Local airline CemAir aims to secure a stronghold in the mainstream commercial aviation industry by increasing operations by 50%.

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20 November 2020

Campaign to showcase the best of Rwanda launched

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A campaign to showcase the best of Rwanda has been launched. Rwanda Nziza Tourism Campaign is a cross-country journey to explore, discover little and rarely shown sceneries of the country and showcase the Rwanda of today, not only to change the narrative from the 1994 Rwanda but also to visually tell the Rwandan story the Rwandan way.

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20 November 2020

The Grootbrak Grabadoo will take place over two days this year

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The 18th Grootbrak Grabadoo is only 6 weeks away and this year the event will take place on two days. In line with COVID-19 restrictions, only 500 entrants can participate a day.

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19 November 2020

Airlink Launches New Route Connecting Tanzania And South Africa

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Airlink, the privately-owned and independent regional airline, will reconnect Tanzania with South Africa when it launches its first scheduled passenger flights between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg on 01 December 2020.

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19 November 2020

Application for Membership - O&L Leisure Hotels and Lodges

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O&L Leisure Hotels and Lodges 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 November 2020

It’s baby season in the Kruger National Park

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It’s always a wonderful experience to see wild animals with their babies. The Kruger National Park is currently teeming with newborns and visitors have been sharing sweet moments between fierce predators and their little bundles.

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18 November 2020

Application for Membership - Steadfast Africa

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Steadfast Africa 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 2020

Resumption of flights in Botswana boosts tourism

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Botswana saw the long-awaited return of foreign tourists as a flight of Ethiopian Airlines landed at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport here on Saturday.

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17 November 2020

Etihad Airways cancels SA flights

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Etihad Airways has cancelled all flights between Abu Dhabi and South Africa. The United Arab Emirates carrier has been operating out of South Africa for over a decade.

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16 November 2020

Emirates partners with FlySafair

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Emirates and FlySafair have joined forces to create more air travel options. The airlines announced an interline agreement on Monday [November 16].

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