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31 August 2011

Tanzania- Statement from TATO re TANAPA

Atta has today received the following communique from Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) "Following presentations made to the Minister responsible for tourism and ultimately the Hon. Prime Minister, the Government directed TANAPA ( Tanzania National Parks) Board of Trustees to meet to resolve on the issue of status of Tour Operators in relation to the payment and  collection of concession from accommodation facilities situated in the National Parks. At its meeting held rec…

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29 August 2011

And now for something different, Gorillas & Pygmies

DM Africa offer an exciting new safari in Central Africa The Tri-National Park of Central Africa basin includes the Dzangha Sangha National Park in Central Africa Republic, The Nouabale Ndoki National Park in Congo Republic and the Lobeke National park of Cameroon.  These parks are considered by connoisseurs as probably the most beautiful accessible rainforest areas in Africa and most probably on our planet earth. (The Noudabale Ndoki, for example, has the highest concentration of wildlif…

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24 August 2011

Atta Charity Corner

Rhino Trek South Africa Spend a week with Save the Rhino for a trekking challenge through some of South Africa’s most beautiful game reserves. Our route, especially and exclusively designed for Rhino Trek South Africa, will take the trekking groups through some of South Africa's most stunning game reserves. As well as rhino, all these reserves also host various other big game such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe and hippo; not to mention being a birding “hotspot” with over …

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24 August 2011

South Africa announces Yellow Fever Regs

Yellow fever deadline now October 1st- Strict new entry rules to South Africa. Following unnecessary confusion throughout the tourism industry The South African Department of Health have finally informed the South African Society of Travel Medicine (www.sastm.org) as of October 1, all travellers from Zambia will be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination (unless in possession of a valid waiver certificate). Travellers transiting airports in countries with risk of yel…

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19 August 2011

Kenya Is it Jambo- "Jambo Jet"?

Kenya Airways has confirmed its registration of a company named Jambo Jet and the commencement of a consultative process with stakeholders to determine the viability of establishing a budget carrier. 

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18 August 2011

Atta Charity Corner

Atta is happy to include news on charitable projects in our daily round up. But only one per day maximum 180 words. Send to bella@atta.travel Drew Barrymore graces the cover of Condé Nast Traveler's September issue in a photograph captured during her recent trip to Kenya. The actress invited the magazine to join her on the journey and opens up about her connection to the country in the pages of the glossy. Drew visited Africa this Summer to follow up on the progress o…

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18 August 2011

Zambia Tourist Board calls for regional marketing integration

Felix Chaila, Managing Director of the Zambia Tourism Board (ZTB), calls for Marketing Integration  "I like to think that successful regional integrated tourism is possible in Southern Africa, because we have lots to show to the world. We just need to put our heads together; get this common marketing strategy done.All countries in Southern Africa should find common ground for the good of the region. One way of creating a successful regional integration would be for countrie…

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17 August 2011

Etihad launches flights to Kenya

ETIHAD LAUNCHES FLIGHTS TO KENYA Etihad Airways today announced the start of flights to Nairobi, its first destination in East Africa.A daily service from Abu Dhabi to Nairobi will begin on April 1 next year, operated by a two class A320 aircraft with 16 Pearl Business class and 120 Coral Economy seats. Nairobi becomes the 72nd destination in Etihad’s global network and the return flights will create a new link between the two capital cities of Kenya and the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dha…

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08 August 2011

Tanzania National Parks Statement

Joint statement issued by Tanzanian Tourism Associations following last week's damaging failure in communications in the tourism industry. "We regret the inconvenience caused by the unfortunate events over the last days at all entry points of the Tanzania National Parks. The events were caused due to a unilateral decision by TANAPA to revise the concession fees and its payment modalities, which were not in accordance with existing written agreements between the various parties. W…

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06 August 2011

Famine Crisis-Poor response by Governments worldwide

Both Western and African goverments accused of a stuttering response to crisis by Oxfam Individual donors in Kenya and South Africa have responded with unprecedented generosity to the food crisis in East Africa. Their response has not been matched by those of African governments or some Western nations, according to a critical report. Mr Irungu Houghton, Oxfam’s pan-Africa director, said that an appeal by a South African mobile …

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