News from ATTA

News from ATTA consists of a combination of news from the African continent with relevance to African Tourism along with news about ATTA for the benefit of our members.

24 September 2013

Swiss airline Edelweiss: Zürich to Cape Town

Swiss airline Edelweiss, which specialises in leisure travel, will return to Cape Town for the third consecutive year. It will start seasonal flights between Cape Town and Zürich as from this month. The airline will offer two direct daytime flights each way per week between September 30 2013 and May 2 2014. Its flights to Cape Town in the last two years brought tourists from Switzerland, Britain, Germany, Italy and other European countries.

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16 September 2013

Webinar: Cameroon by Middle-Africa

Atta invites you to a member's webinar on Cameroon at 14:00 BST on 19th September 2013. Often referred to as "Africa in miniature", Cameroon is one of the most diverse countries in Africa, hosting a myriad of ethnic and language groups, truly varied climatic and geographical conditions, and fascinating traditional culture and history. From the Sahara to the equatorial grasslands to the highest mountain in West Africa, Cameroon is also full of wonderful, welcoming people. What of…

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09 September 2013

Webinar: Virgin Limited Edition - Mahali Mzuri, Kenya

14:00 BST 12th September 2013. Atta invites you to a member's webinar which will introduce Virgin Limited Edition’s newest addition to the portfolio, Mahali Mzuri, Sir Richard Branson's Kenyan Safari Camp which opened on 1st August 2013.  Mahali Mzuri is located just on the border of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.  Twelve unique tented suites are tucked away on the ridge of a secluded valley within the Motorogi Conservancy on the border of the Olare Orok and facing …

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06 September 2013

Kenya VAT changes for tourism products

 Kenya VAT Following confirmation  that the Kenya Revenue Authority have implemented a16% VAT levy on park and conservancy fees, with immediate effect,  companies across the tourism sector have published announcements about game drives and air safaris on the lines of: VAT Act 2013 – Introduction of VAT on game drives Following the introduction of 16% VAT on game drives as per the VAT Act 2013 and the implementation of the same by the government as with effect from 2nd Sept…

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05 September 2013

British Airways - Update on African Destinations

British Airways has announced that it is growing its African frequencies and improving connectivity through London Heathrow. In West Africa it will increase its daily services to Ghana by three a week from October 27. This will bring the total number of weekly services up to 10. It will also add a fourth weekly service to Sierra Leone and Liberia. In East Africa it will add an additional frequency to Uganda to offer four weekly flights. The schedule will be amended to offer better connection…

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