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26 April 2012

Atta AGM DURBAN MAY 11TH

Atta Annual General Meeting Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday May 11th at The Southern Sun, Marine Parade, North Beach at 6.30pm for one hour only. Agenda 1. Report by Chief Executive on year ending 30 September 2011 2. Review of ATTA's current projects, exhibitions and events. 5. Chairman's Report - Anita Powell,  The meeting will close at 7.30sharp Exhibitors’ badges will be available for collection  

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26 April 2012

Tanzania Tourist Board Appointments

The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr.  Kikwete has confirmed the appointment of Ambassador Charles  Sanga as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB). The Minister of Tourism, Ezekiel Maige  subsequently appointed new members of the Board of Directors to serve alongside the new Chairman: Professor Jairo,Teddy Mapunda,  Abdulkarim Shah,  Kaika Ole Telele, and. Samuel Diah.

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23 April 2012

Kenya double Truimph in London Marathon

Congratulations to Kenya on wining both the men and ladies London Marathon Kenya's Wilson Kipsang won the men's  while Mary Keitany retained her title as Kenyan women enjoyed a 1-2-3 on the streets of the capital. Kipsang made it a Kenyan double with victory in an unofficial time of 2:04.44, just four seconds outside the course record set last year by Emmanuel Mutai .Kipsang pulled away in the closing stages to win by more than two minutes, with compatriot Martin Lel finishing sec…

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18 April 2012

ATA USA to hold annual congress in Vic Falls after Indaba

Atta's  strategic partner in the USA, the Africa Travel Association (ATA), is holding their  37th Annual World Congress in Victoria Falls from May 18-22, right after Indaba. The congress will be hosted by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) under the auspices of Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Walter Mzembi and under the banner of “Africa Tourism: Partnering for the Future.” Among the expected participants are tourism ministers and industry experts…

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16 April 2012

South Africa -Yellow Fever Certificate

Reminder of recent health related amendments for entry into South Africa South Africa Entry Requirements – Yellow Fever Travellers must supply a yellow fever certificate issued at least 10 days before arrival in South Africa if you have travelled from a country with yellow fever. This includes when entry is solely to transit through a South African airport. If you do not have a valid certificate, you will be denied entry to South Africa. . As of 1 October 2011, a yellow fever …

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16 April 2012

SA Tourism Stats 2011

South Africa’s tourism industry has announced that they built on the momentum achieved during a record-breaking 2010, by growing a further 3.3% and attracting 8,339,354 international tourists in 2011.   The official 2011 tourism statistics were released by South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, who said that despite tough global economic conditions South Africa’s tourist arrivals had surpassed the 8,073, 552 mark it reached when recording 15.1% grow…

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16 April 2012

Training programme reaches 50 new agents

The Atta training programme for travel agents throughout UK is moving from strength to strength. Congratulations to the Winners of the Atta Easter Competition for UK retail travel agents who have successfully completed the Atta Training programme  www.atta.travel/services/training  What's it all about? Not Easter eggs of course, although they help! It is about reaching the UK travel agents who sell Africa. Over 50 new agents entered our Easter competition. They learned about Atta…

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13 April 2012

Air Namibia New Routes

Air Namibia has launched three new regional routes to Harare (Zimbabwe), Ondjiva (Angola) and Gaborone (Botswana). The routes will add significant capacity to the airline’s regional operations.  Flights will operate between: Windhoek and Harare four times a week, Windhoek and Ondjiva three times a week and Windhoek and Gaborone three times a week. Flight schedule: DEPART                   ARRIV…

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12 April 2012

Tsunami watch on African Coast lifted

Tsunmai Warning lifted On 11 April an 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean region, and African countries with Indian Ocean coastlines issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre immediately after the earthquake, was lifted at 12:36 GMT on 11 April. The authorities concerned, and in particular the swift and concise response by the Tsunami Waning Centre and the follow up by worldwide gove…

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10 April 2012

BA Highlights Africa in Highlife

For almost 40 years, British Airways’ iconic High Life Magazine has provided passengers all over the world with a uniform view of the worlds of travel, glamour, fashion, style and luxury. Now, in a major change of policy it is to have a regional edition – for Africa. More than half of the new High Life Africa will be devoted to the continent. “Now, as High Life approaches its fortieth birthday, we are extremely proud to launch High Life  Africa, High Life is already a le…

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10 April 2012

Rhino poaching in Africa out of control

Representatives of the conservation community from across Africa have announced a comprehensive response to combat the continent's alarming rhino poaching crisis. These recommendations, which incorporated both short- and long-term suggestions, were developed at summit hosted by the African Wildlife Foundation and Kenya Wildlife Service. The Rhino Summit, which was held at the AWF's Conservation Centre in Nairobi, brought together stakeholders from 25 organisations from across the conti…

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04 April 2012

Kenya Direct flights to US

Kenya: Direct U.S.-Kenya Flights The United States government has indicated its commitment to grant Kenya the green light to launch direct flights to America possibly in a couple of months, provided the upgrades at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) are done according to international standards. US Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration said that once JKIA is certified as a 'Category 1a' air field by the International Civil Aviation Organisation and Federal Aviation Administra…

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04 April 2012

Zambia update

From Atta member Norman Carr Safaris - information useful to all operators selling Zambia Zambia Update Yellow Fever. Travellers passing through South Africa DO NEED A YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CERTIFICATE. the Minister and the Tourist Board are in discussions to try and lift this requirement as there is no real risk of Yellow Fever in Zambia but for the time being this is a requirement. It is ONLY if you are travelling through South Africa - even in transit. You do not need a yellow fever…

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03 April 2012

ATA USA World Congess Vic Falls after Indaba

The Africa Travel Association (ATA) has announced that registration is now open for the 37th ATA (Atta's US partner) Annual World Congress, in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from May 18-22. ATA’s hallmark event on the African continent will be hosted by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority under the auspices of the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Walter Mzembi. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Africa Tourism: Partnering for the Future’. Among the expected 300…

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