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.

17 May 2021

Visit Rwanda and RwandAir Join Basketball Africa League as Official Partners

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Visit Rwanda Designated a Founding and Host Partner; RwandAir Becomes the League’s Inaugural Season Official Airline; Inaugural BAL Season Will Take Place May 16-30 at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda.

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17 May 2021

Wildlife lovers around the world have chosen a New Big 5

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The 5 animals in the New Big 5 are the tip of the iceberg in the crisis facing the world’s wildlife. The goal of the New Big 5 project is to raise awareness about the many different species facing problems, from pangolins, orangutans, and rhinos to little-known, under-appreciated species.

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15 May 2021

South African Airways aims to resume flights in July or August

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South African Airways (SAA) aims to resume flights in July or August, but the restart date will depend on how the Covid-19 pandemic progresses and whether the airline can resolve a pilot dispute, its chief executive said on Friday.

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15 May 2021

AF gives clarity on CDG transit

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According to a notice sent out to travel agents by Air France, there has been a clarification from the French authorities, on transit for South Africans at CDG airport.

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14 May 2021

What's On At The Waterhole?

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In the current environment "Peer to Peer" discussion has never been more important. Whilst this still cannot happen face-to-face, The Waterhole hole is a private, members only platform where you can openly discuss topics surrounding issues our industry and hear back from fellow Africa Travel professionals.

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13 May 2021

UKs FCDO Travel Aware Campaign

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The UKs FCDO is running a public Travel Aware Campaign highlighting the importance of travel advice when considering international travel. The key actions the FCDO are recommending for all travellers are:

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13 May 2021

Nigel Vere Nicoll's feature in todays Travel Weekly - Africa deserves better than the red list

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Region has learned lessons of previous pandemics, says African Travel and Tourism (ATTA) president Nigel Vere Nicoll Ironically, it appears that the elephant in the room in global tourism will once again be Africa.

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13 May 2021

Zimbabwe re-introduces rhinos in Gonarezhou park after three decades

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HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe is re-introducing rhinos to its second biggest wildlife park Gonarezhou in the south of the country, the first time that the sanctuary will be home to the species in 30 years, the parks authority said on Thursday, 13 May.

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12 May 2021

Kenyan, South African airlines sign interline agreement which links their networks

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Kenya Airways – that country’s national flag carrier – and South African private-sector regional airline Airlink have concluded an interline agreement.

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11 May 2021

Cape Town-Singapore direct

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Singapore Airlines’ direct non-stop flights from Cape Town to Singapore will resume on July 1. SQ482 will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays, departing from Cape Town at 12h45 and arriving in Singapore at 06h10 the next morning.

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11 May 2021

WWF SA launches ‘Build Back Better’ drive

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Raging wildfires, severe flooding as well as droughts, and increasing levels of biodiversity loss are just some of the crises that have become more frequent due to a warming climate.

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10 May 2021

South Africa to introduce new e-visas this year

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The Department of Home Affairs plans to extend its e-visa programme to a number of countries in 2021 in a potential boost for the tourism industry.

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10 May 2021

Kenya starts its first national wildlife census

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Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, 7 May, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations.

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07 May 2021

LH’s new long-haul carrier heads to Namibia

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Lufthansa has announced some changes on its Frankfurt-Windhoek route. From the beginning of August, its Namibia service will be operated by Eurowings Discover, its new long-haul leisure-oriented carier.

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07 May 2021

Meet the newest member of the K9 pangolin counter-poaching unit

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It’s early to rise and early to bed, with lots of jam-packed activity in between, for the 9-month-old pup, Raven, the newest in-training member of the K9 pangolin counter-poaching unit, part of the African Pangolin Working Group (APWG).

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06 May 2021

Uganda Airlines heads for Jo’burg

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Uganda Airlines is planning to start its services between Entebbe and Johannesburg OR Tambo on Monday, May 31.

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06 May 2021

Fully-vaccinated St Helena reopens to tourism

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On completion of the island-wide vaccination programme, St Helena has opened its doors once more to overseas visitors. The second most remote inhabited island in the world, guests will be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes, outstanding marine life, historic heritage and the warm and friendly local community spirit typical of the British Overseas Territory.

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05 May 2021

NAMIBIA: Wildlife Angel deploys anti-poaching mission to Etosha Park

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Rangers in the Etosha National Park in northern Namibia will receive capacity building in the fight against wildlife crime. The 15-day training will be delivered from mid-May 2021 by members of Wildlife Angel, a French non-governmental organisation (NGO). The organisation has launched a fundraising campaign for its mission to Namibia.

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05 May 2021

Vic Falls revs up for revival

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Despite the impact of the pandemic on the Victoria Falls area – where around 80% of the community is reliant on tourism – the local community has banded together and put a number of unique initiatives in place to prepare the region for revival.

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05 May 2021

Vic Falls, Bots flights launched

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TRAVELLERS can now enjoy day trips between Chobe in Botswana and Victoria Falls after Mack Air successfully landed in Victoria Falls on Saturday, marking the start of scheduled flights between the two destinations.

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