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30 October 2012

Tusk Tust - Conservation Lecture London 15th November

Tusk Trust announces that Ian Craig and Steve Trent will speak at the 18th annual Tusk American Express Conservation Lecture, to be hosted by BBC presenter Kate Silverton. The two leading conservationists will explore how the illegal trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn is fuelling poaching across Africa as well as how we can stop the killing and stem the demand. Ian Craig, one of the Founders of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the Northern Rangelands Trust and a member of the Board of Kenya Wi…

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30 October 2012

Atta partners with TUSK TRUST

Atta announces a strategic marketing partnership with the UK based charity Tusk Trust Tusk Trust is a dynamic organisation, which has 20 years’ experience initiating and funding conservation and community development programmes right across Africa Tusk has earned a reputation for being non-bureaucratic and for maximising donor funds (on average 80% of net funds) reaching the field. The charity has supported more than 100 projects and invested over £16 million into the field. Under…

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24 October 2012

FCO re-open Embassy in Madagascar

The re-opening of Britain's Embassy in Madagascar after seven years. The Ambassador, Mr Timothy Smart, will take up his appointment in Antananarivo this month, and the Embassy will be fully functional by March 2013. This marks Britain’s full diplomatic re-engagement with Madagascar after the decision by the last British Government to close the Embassy in 2005. The new Embassy replaces the British Interests Section which was set up in the German Embassy in November 2008. Foreign Sec…

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24 October 2012

Malawi President appoints Atta CEO

Atta CEO appointed tourism advisor to President Joyce Banda of Malawi. In June 2012, Malawi’s new President Joyce Banda, announced the establishment of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Economy (PACE) at the first-ever National Dialogue on the Economy in Malawi, co-organised by The Brenthurst Foundation and the Government of Malawi. Following the appointment of Atta CEO as International Tourism Advisor for (PACE) at that inaugural conference, a further two day private meeting wa…

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19 October 2012

Atta and SAA announce Strategic Partnership

Atta  announces a new strategic partnership with (SAA) South African Airways who will be the Associations lead sponsor for 2013/14 The two widely diverse companies, an international airline and a pan African tourism association, do in reality share similar profiles, both bringing tourism from all over the world to Africa. This new partnership between the African travel industry’s leading marketing company emphasizes the importance of the tourism industry to Africa’s leadi…

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12 October 2012

Red Savannah appointment

Red Savannah, have appointed Tim Best as Business Development Director. Tim will remain based in London, reporting into Red Savannah’s head office in Cheltenham. A well-known personality in travel circles, he brings over 20 years’ experience to Red Savannah, with specific expertise in creating itineraries for individuals and small groups to destinations across the world, including Africa.      

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12 October 2012

Fly 540 Tanzania unexpected flight cancellations

Fly 540 to stop some internal Tanzania flights? Industry sources have expressed concern that Fly 540 Tanzania have halted their operations from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro and Mwanza but also Zanzibar, effective today, October 13 until further notice. The website shows no further flights available on these routes but the airline have been unavailable for comment. Operators are advised to check on flight availability until the matter is clarified by the airline.   

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08 October 2012

Zambia Airport taxes

 Zambia Update - Airport taxes The introduction of the new Infrastructure & Development Charge which was due to be charged from 1st October 2012 has been delayed until further notice. Thus for now, only the departure and security taxes are payable at Lusaka, Livingstone, Mfuwe & Ndola airports at ZMK 58,080 (£9) per person on domestic flights and ZMK 156,000 (£20) on international flights (if not already included in ticket; e.g. Charter Flights).

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01 October 2012

Air Zimbabwe suspended from IATA

Air Zimbabwe has been suspended from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for failing to comply with global safety standards.. The world aviation body conducts a biennial Operational Safety Audit, which measures an airline’s system of operations, covering the operation of flights, boarding procedures and other aircraft safety matters.To retain IATA membership, members must submit and pass the audit. Air Zimbabwe acting chief executive Innocent Mavhunga confirmed the develop…

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