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31 October 2011

Hotels Association of Tanzania Survey

The Hotels Association of Tanzania have asked Atta to distribute this visitors' survey. Members may wish to complete the survey or indeed pass it on to clients who have recently enjoyed a safari to Tanzania. HAT's message to Atta "Please help us to spread the word in your respective network! You can copy and paste the below link into your message. HAT's online Tourism survey aims to collect your opinion and experiences from your visit to Tanzania. To participate please CLICK H…

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27 October 2011

European VAT changes

European VAT Rate Changes   As part of a range of austerity measures, a number of VAT rate changes have been introduced across Europe.  It is important for businesses to be aware of these changes, in order to update their accounting systems, to ensure compliance.                                          …

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26 October 2011

In Memoriam Louise Black

Louise Black It is with very great sadness that Atta member, Scott Dunn, reports the tragic death of Louise Black, aged 24, on Saturday 22nd October 2011 in a car accident whilst on holiday in Italy.  "Lou joined Scott Dunn in September 2009 and quickly became a much-loved colleague and friend to so many people here. Over the last two years Lou had developed into a fantastic team player and skilled Africa travel consultant, always ready to support her co-workers and go…

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17 October 2011

Kenya- Aris Grammaticas

It is with great sadness that Atta reports the death of Aris Grammaticas at his home in Karen, Nairobi on Saturday 15th October 2011. Aris was a legend in the safari business, a pioneer of the Kenyan tourist industry, founding Governors Camp on the banks of the Mara River almost forty years ago,one of the very first luxury safari camps in Kenya. This was soon followed by Little Governors close by, and then the extended Governors Group of Governors' Il Moran Camp, Governors’ &nbs…

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14 October 2011

Zim/Zam alliance truimphs for UNWTO 2013

Zambia and Zimbabwe have won the bid to co-host the United Nations World Tourism Organiation General Assembly to be held in 2013. The 19th Session of the UNWTO unanimously agreed that Zambia and Zimbabwe cohost the World event. Speaking during the session, secretary-general of UNWTO Mr Taleb Rifai said that in the spirit of rotating the hosting of the event, members unanimously agreed to allow Zambia and Zimbabwe to host the 2013 event.bringing a major tourism spotlight onto Southern…

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14 October 2011

Royal visit to Tanzania & South Africa

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit townships and community projects during a tour of Tanzania and South Africa next month. The trip, which will focus on the environment and sustainability, education and trade, is timed to take place just a month before the Durban Climate Summit. In Tanzania, the official visit will be part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of independence from the UK..They will&nb…

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13 October 2011

Atta at WTM

Due to an error in yesterdays listing we are recirculating this list of exhibitors World Travel Market 2011 Atta will present their largest ever stand at WTM in November A wide range of companies will be exhibiting from across Africa     Africa’s Eden West Africa Africa’s Great Explorations East Africa African Bush Camps Southern Africa Afrika Afrika East Africa Asilia Africa East Africa …

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12 October 2011

UNWTO welcomes Tanzania

Tanzania has been elected to the UN World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Executive Council. Tanzania joined the tourism top table, announced at the General Assembly in South Korea, with a term of membership until 2015. The Executive Council meets  twice a year, most recently in Kenya – the first time ever on the African continent – and often selects its meeting venues from among the council membership, giving the host countries the opportunity to showcase its t…

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11 October 2011

Kenya Tourism Minister speaks out at UNWTO

Atta Internal Memo Kenya Tourism minister Najib Balala has called for intervention from the international community in war-torn Somalia as its conflict was affecting neighbouring countries in East Africa. In a widely reported speech Balala told the UNWTO conference in South Korea yesterday that "instability in Somalia was impacting negatively on countries such as Kenya by posing security risks”. He emphasised that the problem in Somalia "requires an international solu…

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11 October 2011

Scandinavian Road Show

Nordics Post-WTM seashow  If you want to target the growing Scandinavian market to Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, here is an ideal opportunity  to meet with most of  the major wholesalers and tour operators in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Collectively the four Nordics countries could be viewed as probably the 4th largest  European source market for  African countries     Atta member Houston Travel Marketing has a few &…

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11 October 2011

BA new flights to Joburg in 2012

BA currently operate operate 2 flights per day every day to Johannesburg and will be adding a third flight on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 26th March 2012. This increases return services from Heathrow to Johannesburg from 14 to 17 per week. eeke The existing frequencies will continue to be operated by 747-400 and  4 class 777-200ER aircraft will operate the new frequencies.BA033 The new fli  Flight scedules i  Flight schedules will be : BA033 LHR- JN…

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