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30 April 2013

Atta member's webinar: Bale Mountain Lodge in Ethiopia

Atta invites you to tune in to watch our member presenting their new lodge opening in Ethiopia at 2pm GMT this Thursday, 2 May.  Due to launch in October and already billed as one of 2013‘s hot new properties by The Times, Bale Mountain Lodge will be a 15 bedroom eco- safari lodge in the Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP) of south central Ethiopia.  The park is full of rare mammal and amphibian species, endemic birds and spectacular flora including 60% of the remaining E…

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30 April 2013

Fastjet moves south

Fast Jet Africa’s first, low cost, pan–African airline? Fastjet, is the holding company of Fly540 the airline started by Lonrho in Kenya five years ago and now expanding through Tanzania, Ghana and Angola. The company now plans to start a service between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg. Fastjet carried 800,000 passengers in year to March 2013. A 50% increase on the year before with an impressive “on time score of 99.2%. The latest target for Fastjet’s attention is South …

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30 April 2013

Ethiopian - Dreamliner & new routes Malawi, Zambia and Brazil

Ethiopian Airlines is the first airline to  resume the Boeing 787 Dreamliner service, with a flight, on Saturday, 27 April 2013 with a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. Ethiopian grounded its four Dreamliners on 17 January 2013, following the directive issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority due incidents related to battery issues on Japanese carriers. Last week, the US FAA certified solutions proposed by Boeing to…

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30 April 2013

South Africa tourism growth

President Jacob Zuma has announced a 10.2% percent growth in international tourists to South Africa . However the President who announced the 2012 figures v 2011 in Cape Town  last week, warned the country against growing complaceny in a competitive market more as more countries around the world are realising the opportunity that tourism presents " our geographic position makes our fight for the global tourism share more difficult than most,” he said. Tourists f…

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26 April 2013

Train with Atta Webinars - another record-breaking audience

Yesterday’s Atta webinar was our best achievement so far with over 170 listeners from US, UK, Europe and Africa registering to hear Alex Walters of Great Plains Conservation giving his interactive and very informative presentation about their camps in Kenya.  Click here to view the recording. If you are interested in Train with Atta Webinars service, contact Lina ops@atta.travel

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22 April 2013

Webinar: Great Plains Conservation, Kenya

Atta member's webinar 14:00 GMT April 25. Great Plains will introduce their ethos, who they are and how they like to do things differently on safari in Kenya. Showcasing two new camps in the Mara ecosystem: Mara Toto Camp opened in January, an authentic bush camp with just five tents of the highest standard; and Mara Plains Camp, a camp that has become the discerning choice for many safari enthusiasts, reopening after a complete rebuild in June to take this camp to the highest level of com…

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19 April 2013

Webinar Recording Available: Tourism in Zimbabwe by Ross Kennedy - Record Breaking Audience

Another record breaking audience for Atta webinar! Over 100 people, including UK and US based travel specialists, registered to listen to Ross Kennedy, Africa Albida Tourism, giving his presentation on Tourism in Zimbabwe yesterday, April 18. Ross covered topics such as: Positive energy around tourism in Zimbabwe Industry improvements throughout the industry in Zimbabwe Improvements in arrivals of visitors to Zimbabwe and the region Visas for visitors when visiting Zimbabwe Africa Albida Produ…

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17 April 2013

Webinar: Tourism in Zimbabwe with Ross Kennedy, CEO - Africa Albida Tourism

This Thursday at 14:00 GMT Ross Kennedy, Atta Director and AAT CEO will host a webinar about the tourism industry in Zimbabwe. Ross will be discussing topics such as: Positive energy around tourism in Zimbabwe, Industry improvements throughout the industry in Zimbabwe, Improvements in arrivals of visitors to Zimbabwe and the region, Visas for visitors when visiting Zimbabwe, Africa Albida Product Improvement and Investment. Gain valuable insight, reliable comment and industry expertise from a …

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12 April 2013

Atta Webinar - largest ever audience!

Atta is delighted to share with you that yesterday’s webinar with Great Plains Conservation attracted the largest ever Atta webinar audience.  90 attendees registered for the Great Plains webinar arranged by Atta which saw Alex Walters giving a very interesting introduction to the Great Plains ethos and how they like to do things differently on safari in Botswana. Click here to view Great Plains in Botswana webinar   Upcoming Atta Webinars April 18th 2013  Africa Albida T…

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10 April 2013

Webinar: Great Plains Conservation, Botswana

Atta invites you to join their member's webinar at 14:00 GMT this Thursday, 11 April. An introduction to the Great Plains ethos, who they are and how they like to do things differently on safari. Find out why Duba Plains and Selinda Reserve are such important wildlife destinations, and why the Great Plains camps and experiences are so unique? Alex will introduce the new, exclusive-use and very affordable Selinda Explorers Camp, the expeditionary Selinda Canoe Trail and the more establ…

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03 April 2013

One Stop Kenya- Tanzania Border Post

The Kenya - Tanzania border post of Holili is to start implementing the East African Community's idea of One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) in May this year.A One Stop Border Post (OSBP) is where persons, goods and vehicles make a single stop to exit one country and enter another. The project is financed by different donors who channel funds through the Trade Mark of East Africa (TMEA).Director of OSBP from TMEA Theo Lyimo said construction of the building at Holili on the Tanzanian side is almos…

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