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.

18 January 2022

LIFT is flying!

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Despite the fourth wave of COVID in South Africa, LIFT had its best month ever in December, according to CEO, Jonathan Ayache.

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17 January 2022

Emirates is unlikely to fly out of South Africa before February

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Emirates won’t be flying out of South Africa until at least 1 February, according to a recent notice sent to travel trade partners.

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17 January 2022

German Airline to Fly Into Zim By March

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Eurowings Discover has become the latest airline to express interest in flying into Zimbabwe, in a move expected to boost local tourism.

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14 January 2022

Cape Town welcomes first cruise liner since the start of the pandemic

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There was much excitement on Thursday 13 January 2022 as the first cruise since the start of the pandemic arrived at Cape Town’s cruise terminal.

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14 January 2022

Rwanda fully vaccinates close to half its population

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Rwanda says it has fully vaccinated nearly half of its population, after announcing a major COVID-19 vaccination campaign late last year. Nearly 6 million people have received their jabs out of a population of nearly 13 million.

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13 January 2022

MADAGASCAR: South Korea’s Samsung to plant 2 million trees in 3 months

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Samsung Electronics America, a subsidiary of South Korea's Samsung Group, has announced the planting of two million trees in Madagascar by the end of the first quarter of 2022. The operation will be followed by the digital climate solutions platform Veritree.

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13 January 2022

Air travel to South Africa is slowly recovering

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Following the discovery of the Omicron variant on November 24 by South African scientists, 90 countries imposed travel bans on flights from South Africa, which saw bookings drop by 85%. But, with the easing of restrictions, travel to South Africa is slowly recovering.

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12 January 2022

Zimbabwean president thanks China for additional donation of 10 mln COVID-19 vaccines

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday thanked the Chinese government for its donation of an additional 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the country.

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12 January 2022

Turkey reopens to South Africans

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Turkish Airlines’ Cape Town office has informed the trade that travellers from South Africa, or those who have been in South Africa in the 14 days prior to travel, may once again enter Turkey.

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11 January 2022

FlySafair instates twice-weekly flights to Mauritius

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Local airline FlySafair has announced it will launch flights from OR Tambo to Mauritius on 8 March 2022. Flights will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

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11 January 2022

EU Ends Travel Ban on Arrivals From Southern African Countries

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The European Union has ended the travel ban that was imposed against flights from southern African countries over a month ago.

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10 January 2022

MK confirms flight schedule

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Air Mauritius has released information regarding its flights from South Africa to Mauritius, following the lifting of the ban on commercial passenger services to the island.

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10 January 2022

KENYA: WWF and DFCD call for applications for climate projects

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In Kenya, the Dutch branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) are launching a call for applications for water and sanitation, sustainable agriculture and forestry projects seeking funding and technical assistance.

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10 January 2022

Spain reopens to South Africans with no quarantine

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Spain has reopened all travel to vaccinated travellers from nine southern African countries, including South Africa, after it barred entry on November 30.

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07 January 2022

Mozambique to merge two reserves, forming new Maputo National Park

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Mozambique will merge the Maputo Special Reserve and Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve to form a new conservation area named the Maputo National Park.

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07 January 2022

Mauritius - Travel Ban Lifted

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As of Friday 7 January 2022, the Covid-19 travel ban imposed by the Republic of Mauritius on the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia will be lifted and commercial passenger flights from these countries to Mauritius can resume.

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06 January 2022

France is now open to all fully vaccinated South African travellers

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France has removed South Africa from its “scarlet red list”, allowing vaccinated visitors entry without needing to quarantine or provide pressing grounds to travel.

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06 January 2022

Zimbabwe game park to receive $15 mn from new wildlife fund

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One of Zimbabwe's biggest wildlife reserves is to receive US$1 million annually from a brand-new fund to help sustain its operations and fight poaching, German conservationists said on Wednesday.

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05 January 2022

UK Govt Confirms Pre-departure and Day 2 Testing Shake-up

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Pre-departure Covid tests for inbound travellers will be axed and the Day 2 testing standard lowered from PCR to lateral flow, the government has confirmed.

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05 January 2022

#BizTrends2022: 6 tech trends that will shake up the aviation sector

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2022 will be a year of fast and slow, bumpy and smooth as countries begin to welcome back travellers and start to rapidly rebuild destinations post-pandemic.

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