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19 February 2018

SA tourism performing better than other growth sectors

South Africa’s tourism industry has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s focus on growth in the sector but will need more support from the government.

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19 February 2018

KTB pushes for change of tack in county tourism

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) wants county governments engaged in formulation of a national calendar of events that help attract tourists to their jurisdictions.

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16 February 2018

Atta Financial Update: 16.02.2018

Executive summary: As a digression from the previous few weeks of market turbulence, let’s switch attention to the constructive story of 50 Cent (and a nod to the gentlemen at Grants IRO for the heads up).

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15 February 2018

Luanda Authorities Apprehend 21 Kilos of Ivory

At least 21 kilos of ivory estimated at USD 74,000 were seized in Luanda by the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC) in August and October 2017.

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15 February 2018

Application for Membership - Off The Track

Off The Track 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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14 February 2018

Tanzania: World Bank Project a Big Boost for Tourism

The World Bank's $150 million Resilient Natural Resources for Tourism Growth (Regrow) project to upgrade and promote the Southern Circuit is a major economic boost for a region where the potential of tourism has not yet been fully tapped.

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14 February 2018

Rwandair adds new African destinations in 2Q18

Rwandair earlier this week announced new network expansion in Africa, as the airline plans to include Abuja and Cape Town to its network, starting in the 2nd quarter of 2018. Planned schedule as follows.

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14 February 2018

Application for Membership - SawaSawa Africa

SawaSawa 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). SawaSawa Africa, has been a natural evolution, a culmination of the meeting of minds, a shared view point on service delivery in Destination Management (Travel & Tourism).

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13 February 2018

Cape Town, New York kicks off with tourism co-marketing campaign

The co-marketing agreement between Cape Town Tourism and NYC & Company which sees the two destination marketing agencies pool their resources to market each other's destinations is going live in February 2018. With special airfare offers and more, Cape Town is set to receive more New Yorkers.

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13 February 2018

Uganda to host 4th tourism expo

Tourism has emerged the highest foreign exchange earner for the country, contributing about $1.4b to the country’s gross domestic product.

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12 February 2018

Zimbabwe's government to review visa regime to boost tourism

The government is in the process of reviewing the country's visa requirements to boost tourism and attract foreign direct investment, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said. He was speaking at a recent national tourism strategy workshop hosted by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

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12 February 2018

Suspected poacher eaten by lions in South Africa

A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pack of lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said Monday, adding that little was left of the victim's body.

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12 February 2018

RwandAir launches flights to Cape Town

Government has granted traffic rights to rising airline, RwandAir, to service the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route. The flights, given on a fifth freedom basis, will commence on May 16, this year.

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09 February 2018

Rhino poaching in South Africa has dipped but corruption hinders progress

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa in 2017 was lower than 2016’s, according to South African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa. Last year, 1028 rhinos were killed compared to 1054 in 2016, a decrease of 26 animals (2.5%).

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09 February 2018

Zim Govt moves to stem tourism bottlenecks

Government has said it will soon announce a committee to look into impediments that are constraining the growth in the tourism industry.

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08 February 2018

The Gambia rejoins the Commonwealth

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gave a statement welcoming The Gambia re-joining the Commonwealth.

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08 February 2018

Zimbabwe: ZTA to Host National Tourism Sector Strategy

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry (MOTHI) are set to host the National Tourism Strategic Sector (NTSS) Consultative Workshops tour across various provinces in Zimbabwe between 8 and 23 February 2018.

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08 February 2018

South African Tourism appoints campaign and partnerships manager

South African Tourism has hired a campaign and partnerships manager to help ensure the trade is benefitting from wide-ranging consumer marketing campaigns. Rachel Lewis joined the tourism board in the newly-created role from South Australia Tourism Commission, where she was marketing executive.

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07 February 2018

Assassination of famous US wildlife anti-poaching czar shocks East African conservation fraternity

The killing of the famous American anti-poaching investigator in Kenya last Sunday has brought shock among the wildlife conservation fraternity in Tanzania, bringing to 3 the number of foreign anti-poaching campaigners killed in East Africa in recent years.

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07 February 2018

Could golf be the new tourism frontier for Rwanda?

The country’s only golf facility, the Kigali Golf Club, is the youngest in the East African region, and one of the youngest in the world. Established 30 years ago, it is still work in progress in all aspects of the word.

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