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21 December 2012

Missed the Kamili Webinar?

Kamili "Africa Less Visited : Offer new and exciting new destinations" Here is the recorded version.  Click here to register and view the recording  

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21 December 2012

Special interest "Guide Training"safaris in Zambia

SPECIAL INTEREST "GUIDE TRAINING" SAFARIS AT CHIAWA & OLD MONDORO, IN THE LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA IN APRIL & MAY 2013 As part of Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro's commitment to excellence we provide recurrent training for all our team. For 2013 we are providing up-training for our already outstanding team of guides, during which they will receive specialist coaching provided by renowned experts in the fields of photography, ecology and mammal/bird behaviour/…

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21 December 2012

AIR NAMIBIA buys two A319's

As part of its fleet modernisation programme, national airline, Air Namibia has entered a new chapter in its history by acquiring two brand new Airbus A319 - 100 aircraft The aircraft, powered by CFM International's CFM56-5B6/3 engines, are coming in to replace the ageing Boeing B737 fleet. With a total seat capacity of 112 seats: 16 Business Class and 96 Economy Class, the aircraft will be used in Air Namibia's regional routes between Windhoek and Johannesburg, Cape Town, Luanda and A…

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20 December 2012

Webinar: Kamili "Africa Less Visited: Offer new and exciting new destinations"

It's Today! Don't forget to register for the Kamili Webinar presented by Tim Henshall. Tim will highlight some new countries, and provide an introduction to your ideal partners at destinations like Rwanda, Ethiopia and Madagascar, the Congo Basin and South Sudan. Click here to register and receive your login instructions After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. If you are unable to attend the scheduled Webinar and would …

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20 December 2012

South Africa 633 Rhinos killed in 2012

South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs  says at least 633 rhinoceros have been killed this year alone as a poaching epidemic continues to threaten the animals.  The statistics show that 395, the majority of the killings, have taken place at the expansive Kruger National Park in South Africa's northeast. From the 1990s to 2007, rhino killings in South Africa by poachers averaged about 15 a year. However, the number has soared as buyers in Asia now pay the U.S. stre…

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20 December 2012

Leopard Beach, Diani, Kenya re-opens

The Leopard shows off its new spots! Leopard Beach Resort & Spa re-opened on December 12th, 2012 Voted ‘Kenya’s Leading Resort’ 2012 for the 3rdyear running at the  World Travel Awards, Leopard Beach Resort & Spa has a well-earned reputation for excellence. The fire last May did not hold back the Chui team who decided to make the most of the down-time and pushed ahead with some sensational improvements that had been scheduled for years to come. Like the…

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17 December 2012

Webinar: Kamili "Africa Less Visited: Offer new and exciting new destinations"

In the past, most safaris were conducted in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa, but in recent times new, vibrant alternatives have emerged for the safari addict to enjoy new experiences... This webinar will be presented by Tim Henshall and highlight some new countries, and provide an introduction to your ideal partners at destinations like Rwanda, Ethiopia and Madagascar, the Congo Basin and South Sudan. Click here to register and receive your login instructions After registe…

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14 December 2012

African Bush Camps Webinar: Recorded Version

Did you miss the African Bush Camps Webinar? This webinar was presented by Shelley Cox, Marketing Manager of African Bush Camps, and provided an overview of the African Bush Camps portfolio in Botswana and Zimbabwe. Emphasizing the importance of the guest experience, Shelley looked at the significance of location and highlighted unique selling points for each area in which their camps are located. Click here to view the recording

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14 December 2012

New Marketing Chief at SA Tourism

South African Tourism appoints new CMO South African Tourism (SAT) has appointed online digital marketing specialist and integrated marketing consultant Janine Hutton as its new chief marketing officer (CMO), effective February 2013.   Hutton takes over as CMO of SAT from Roshene Singh, who is retiring this December after 10 years with the organisation.She is currently the co-founder and owner of the successful digital strategy and marketing company, Social Act, and is also a partner at I…

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12 December 2012

SAT appoints new Trade Manager UK

South African Tourism has announced the appointment of Andrew Sharpe as Trade Relations Manager to the UK. Andrew joins the organisation from Dubai Tourism, where he was Trade Sales Manager for two years. Other previous experience includes establishing the Grand Pineapple brand in the UK for Sandals & Beaches and as the Leisure Sales Manager for MARITIM Hotels. As part of a two-person trade team, Andrew will be jointly responsible for implementing the SA Tourism trade strategy for the UK …

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12 December 2012

Webinar: The 'African Bush Camps' Experience

Zimbabwe and Botswana - The 'African Bush Camps' Experience Don't miss our member's webinar this Thursday. Register Now!

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12 December 2012

SAA will move to T2 at LHR in 2014

From Atta's partner SAA THE NEW HEATHROW TERMINAL 2 WILL BE HOME TO SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS WHEN IT OPENS IN 2014 Heathrow has announced that the new Terminal 2 will be the home for all Star Alliance member carriers including South African Airwayswhen it opens in 2014. Vuyisile Kona, Acting Chief Executive Officer at South African Airways commented: “We are delighted with today’s announcement by Heathrow. For many years South African Airways has led the way by investing in new p…

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10 December 2012

Ba/Comair start flights to Mozambique

BA/Comair will offer scheduled services between Maputo International Airport and O.R. Tambo International Airport from May 2013. B/Comair's flight schedule will offer daily return flights with a double daily service on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and is timed to offer good connectivity for international travellers transferring through OR Tambo International Airport to Maputo. Shaun Pozyn, Marketing Manager for British Airways says: "We are excited to introduce our new service as it…

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10 December 2012

Malawi- New Tourism Minister

Following an extensive cabinet reshuffle President Joyce Banda has appointed Rachel Mazombwe to be the new Tourism and Culture Minister    

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07 December 2012

Thank you Cape Town!

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined us on November 29th for a windy but wonderful networking party in Cape Town. Please find the pictures on our Facebook page. Look forward to seeing you at our next event! -Atta team-

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06 December 2012

Breaking news. Atta's 500 member

Atta breaks through the 500 barrier! Atta reached a significant milestone today as Tswalu Kalahari*, in South Africa, became our 500th member. The Atta family has grown substantially in the last few years. 50% of Atta members are buyers, 41% suppliers and 9% tourism facilitators. In 2013 Atta goes “global” with events of all kinds not only across Africa in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe, but as far afield as China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Norway, Denmark, Germany and…

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03 December 2012

SA Tourism CEO fuels the debate on stats

South African Tourism CEO Thulani Nzima, appointed in January 2012, has responded to the recent debate on tourism statistics, raised by Colin Bell and other leading members of the African tourism industry.Thulani Nzima refutes all criticism claiming that the stats comply with UNWTO guide lines. “It’s problematic comparing 2008 arrivals figures with 2012 figures" he says" This is because the term ‘tourist’ was redefined in 2009 in line …

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03 December 2012

Botswana hunting ban debate

What's it all about? Botswana recently announced that hunting licences, both commercial and private would not be issued as from 2014. Botswana, covers 581,730 square kilometers (224,610 square miles), and is home to the massive Kalahari Desert and large national parks. It has elephants, lions, giraffes and many other wild animals, making it a popular destination for big game hunters What are the issues? For the ban Botswana’s President Khama, said the decision not to issue hunting l…

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