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28 February 2014

Webinar Recording: Saruni

Missed the webinar on life-enriching safaris with Saruni in Kenya? Webinar Recording: Saruni, Kenya  The presentation given by Riccardo Orizio on Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara and Saruni Wild. Discover how Saruni redefines the classic Kenyan safari by stylishly balancing luxury and authenticity. Learn more about how Saruni takes guests to secluded corners of Kenya's most renowned wilderness at Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara and Saruni Wild and offers unique encounters and life-enriching e…

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28 February 2014

This Week at Atta HQ

Welcome to the last Friday of February! Can you believe it? I feel like it was only yesterday I was welcoming you to this month – now on to March. This week Nigel has been working away on some admin and paperwork in the background, and with the less said about that the better, I will move on swiftly. On Tuesday next week, Nigel and I will be off to Berlin for ITB. We have 13 exhibitors this year, spread out over the week and weekend, and will be on Stand 120 in Hall 20. Do come and say h…

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27 February 2014

Webinar Today: Safaris with Saruni, Kenya

Today at 14:00 GMT Atta member's wbinar on life-enriching safaris with Saruni – a presentation on safaris at Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara and Saruni Wild, Kenya Discover how Saruni redefines the classic Kenyan safari by stylishly balancing luxury and authenticity in a presentation from Saruni's Managing Director, Riccardo Orizio. Join us to learn more about how Saruni takes guests to secluded corners of Kenya's most renowned wilderness at Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara …

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27 February 2014

The Airline situation in Zambia

... is changing on a permanent basis. British Airways has ceased operations into Lusaka, Emirates operates daily on A340, Ethiopian has flights into Ndola and Lusaka, Kenya Airways operates into Ndola, Lusaka and straight into the Victoria Falls (Livingstone), KLM to Amsterdam, Air Malawi from this month into Lilongwe and of course last but not least SAA with SA Airlink and SAA Express with a huge amount of seats into Zambia. Proflight Zambia have extended their domestic wingspan (and with thi…

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27 February 2014

Payment of Zambian Visa fees without cash

The Zambian Ministry of Finance and National Planning has announced, for ease of payment of VISA and other fees, these payments can be done via bankcards with immediate effect at the following Zambia airports: 1. Kenneth Kaunda International Airport inLusaka 2. Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone 3. Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola The following bank cards will be accepted: • VISA • MasterCard • Maestro and • American E…

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26 February 2014

Commercial News from Africa

Key commercial and political activity in Africa for private equity investors by DCE Partners, UK Private Equity advisors to Atta. Construction begins on power Africa project. Construction is set to begin on the first projects coordinated through Power Africa, a multibillion-dollar Obama administration initiative that seeks to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa within five years, and in some cases accelerate reforms in the governments of the nations involved. More than two-third…

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26 February 2014

Ethiopian to offer daily Heathrow flights

Ethiopian Airlines is starting daily flights from London Heathrow to Addis Ababa from the summer. A new Tuesday evening service will be added to the schedule from July 8, 2014, leaving Heathrow at 21:00hrs. The Addis service departs at 13:00hrs, arriving LHR at 19:00hrs.  The step up to daily services in July will be closely followed by a move to a brand new terminal at Heathrow from September. As a full Star Alliance member Ethiopian will join the Star partner airlines at the brand new …

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26 February 2014

Kenya and Tanzania Sign Agreement to Permit Free Movement of Tour Operators

Tourism officials from Kenya and Tanzania have entered into a deal that will enable tour operators convey tourists to selected locations in either nation. The agreement between Tanzania and Kenya supports the overall East African Community integration scheme and is expected to boost business between the two nations. While Tanzanian operators have been dropping off tourists to Kenyan towns, including the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, the Tanzanian authorities had restricted th…

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26 February 2014

Atta's Latin American February Newsletter

Andrea has prepared the next Atta’s newsletter for the Latin American market. It went out in Spanish and Portuguese and included an update from Atta, some news, a section on Zimbabwe prepared by Africa Albida Tourism, Atta webinar schedule. And news from some of the members were also included: Kizingoni Beach, Wilderness Safaris, Santorini Villa, Acacia Africa, Nomad Tanzania, Hoopoe Safaris, Porini Camps.

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25 February 2014

The Netherlands Supports Expansion of Kilimanjaro International Airport

With support from the Netherlands government, Tanzania will carry out an expansion project for the Kilimanjaro International Airport in the northern tourist circuit. The Netherlands government had signed an agreement this week to provide 15 million euro to support Tanzania in carrying out rehabilitation and expansion of Kilimanjaro International Airport. Upon completion, Kilimanjaro Airport will attract more international flights, hence boosting the growing tourist flow in northern Tanzania as…

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25 February 2014

Webinar: Life-enriching safaris with Saruni, Kenya

27th February 2014 at 14:00 GMT Atta member's wbinar on life-enriching safaris with Saruni – a presentation on safaris at Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara and Saruni Wild, Kenya Discover how Saruni redefines the classic Kenyan safari by stylishly balancing luxury and authenticity in a presentation from Saruni's Managing Director, Riccardo Orizio. Join us to learn more about how Saruni takes guests to secluded corners of Kenya's most renowned wilderness at Saruni Samburu,…

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24 February 2014

WTM 2013 generates more than £2.2 billion in industry deals

World Travel Market 2013 will generate £2.2 billion in industry deals by the end of October - a 19% increase on WTM 2012. It compares to £1.9 billion that was generated in business deals, either on the exhibition floor or in the 12 months that followed WTM 2012. The increase in business generated by WTM 2013 can, in part, be accredited to the 8% increase in WTM Buyers' Club members to more than 8,500. Furthermore, there was a 5% increase in overall trade visitors compared to…

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24 February 2014

East Africa Reaches Consensus On Tourism

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have also concluded talks aimed at revitalising the tourism sector in the region. Kenya and Tanzania agreed to fully implement a bilateral agreement signed between them in 1985. The agreement spells out how tour operators will conduct their business across the borders. It also outlines the drop and pick up points for tourists visiting both countries. The two countries agreed to hold a bilateral meeting in the coming months to update the agreement so as to incorporate…

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24 February 2014

EAC Single Tourist Visa Launched

Presidents Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda officially launched the three countries' Single Tourist Visa on 20th February 2014, to go into effect immediately. Tourists will now be required to pay $100 for a 90-day multiple-entry visa that will allow them to enter all three countries, all of which are members of the East Africa Community (EAC), instead of paying $150 to enter each country in turn. The tourism boards of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda now must work on a joint marketing platform, which will…

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24 February 2014

Malawian Airlines Launches International flight

Malawian Airlines launched its first international flight to Johannesburg. Malawian will operate daily from Lilongwe to Johannesburg, with a stopover in Blantyre, with a brand new B737-800 with Sky Interior and a 154 seat capacity configured in two classes, Business and Economy.

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24 February 2014

Investors from The Netherlands Visit Zanzibar

Zanzibar received a business delegation of Dutch investors led by the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Zanzibar welcomes investors in various areas like tourism, construction and natural resources (oil and gas). The business delegation’s visit follows last November’s trip to the Kingdom of Netherlands by President Shein, at the invitation of His Majesty King Willem Alexander. The Netherlands investors including SHELL, BAM, Boskalis dredging, Van Oord, and Has…

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24 February 2014

FCO Travel Update: Central African Republic

Central African Republic travel advice 20-02-2014 02:53 PM GMT Latest update: Summary - Asky airline operates flights out of Bangui to Doualaand; Safety and security, Local travel - change of curfew time, and Political situation - change of leader

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21 February 2014

Zimbabwe Signs Air Service Agreement with Qatar and Turkey

The Zimbabwean Government has signed Bilateral Air Service Agreements (BASA) with the Qatar and Turkish governments that will result in the Turkish airlines flying into Harare. A BASA is an agreement which two nations sign to allow international commercial air transport services between their territories. The BASA with Qatar had been on the table for the past seven years despite the fact that Qatar Airways was among several airlines that had expressed a strong interest in flying to Zimbabwe. Q…

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21 February 2014

This Week at Atta HQ

Welcome to yet another Friday! Can you believe that it is already nearly the end of February? It seems to us that 2014 is flying by. Nigel was summoned by the Ethiopian ambassador to UK on Monday and had a very productive meeting with His Excellency and his Minister Counsellor for Tourism. There has been a great deal of interest in Ethiopia over the last year from UK tour operators and there are exciting plans afoot to develop tourism and Atta hopes to play a leading role in this initiative. W…

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20 February 2014

Atta Jobs: Product & Marketing Manager, To Escape To

Atta Jobs: Product & Marketing Manager, To Escape To Package: Excellent basic based on experience plus profit share and a lifestyle driven work environment in Noordhoek, Cape Town. Experience Required: Strong North American and/or emerging market knowledge. Minimum 2 years working with markets outside of UK and South Africa. Minimum 5 years working on luxury African product with a good knowledge of experience style product and the boutique hotel/ lodge market. Role: This exciting new role…

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20 February 2014

New Tourism Spots in Tanzania

The Local Government Authorities in the north of Tanzania will work with state tourism authorities, Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) and (Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), to start promoting unexploited destinations in the northern part of the country. Local authorities are working on setting up strategies on how best such kinds of tourist destinations will be managed and promoted in and outside the country. This is said to be a community driven project where they are empowered to conserve the env…

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20 February 2014

German airline introduces flights to Windhoek

German airline Condor’s winter timetable includes Windhoek-Frankfurt as a new long-haul destination. The airline’s first-ever flights to Windhoek will start in November this year, flying from Frankfurt twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. The introduction of Condor flights to Namibia comes a couple of years after the withdrawal of Air Berlin, which operated flights to Namibia from Düsseldorf, Berlin and Munich and did not compete with Air Namibia on its Frankfurt route. O…

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20 February 2014

China Central Television to promote Mount Kilimanjaro

China Central Television (CCTV) will broadcast a recent climb by a delegation of Chinese diplomats to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa. A delegation of 60 Chinese diplomats went up the mountain last week in what was dubbed ‘The Diplomatic climb’ that apart from marking 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, will help strengthen Tanzania’s economy by promoting the country’s tourist attractions across the world. Four CCTV crew member…

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19 February 2014

Commercial News from Africa

Key commercial and political activity in Africa for private equity investors by DCE Partners, UK Private Equity advisors to Atta. The macroeconomic argument for investment in the education sector is strong. Sub-Saharan Africa has a population over 800 million, growing at just over 2%, of which two-fifths are under the age of 15. Across the continent, families moving into the World Heath Organisations definition of middle class are looking to ensure that their kids continue to maintain the mid…

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19 February 2014

Kenya Airways LUN-LLW Suspended

The Malawi Department of Civil Aviation have suspended 5th Freedom route rights which allowed Kenya Airways to carry passengers between Lilongwe and Lusaka effective 28th February 2014. This decision follows the introduction of daily flights between Malawi and Zambia by the recently launched Malawian Airlines who now provide daily flights using their Boeing 737-800 and Dash Q400 aircraft. Passengers holding tickets with Kenya Airways between Lilongwe and Lusaka will be offered a full refund on…

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19 February 2014

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda Meet to Resolve Tour Operations Issues

The Ministers responsible for Tourism, Wildlife and EAC Affairs from Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda are meeting at the EAC headquarters in Arusha 17 to 21 February 2014 to resolve issues impacting tour operations in the three Partner States. The three Partner states raised their concern on their tour operators being denied entry into either country in 3rd and 4th Meeting of the Sectoral Council on Tourism and Wildlife Management (SCTWM) in February 2010 and in September, 2011 respectively. The EAC…

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18 February 2014

Indaba 2014 on CNBCAfrica

SA tourism Indaba positions as gateway to Africa. Watch the interview with Jan Hutton, South African Tourism.

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17 February 2014

Atta's Chairwoman on Luxury in Africa

Anita Powell, Small World Marketing, commenting on what luxury means in Africa in an interview for Selling Long Haul, Feb 2014

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17 February 2014

New Conference Centre for Livingstone

A new conference centre being built near Victoria Falls in Zambia will feature a wildlife waterhole just 50m away. Delegates heading to the Victoria Falls Conference Centre, which opens in July, will have views of the Zambezi River. The centre, which will seat 260 people cinema-style, adjoins the five-star David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The watering hole will be close to the planned under-canvas lawned tea and social area; the centre will also in…

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14 February 2014

This Week at Atta HQ

It has been another busy week at Atta HQ, with many different things being juggled by our talented team, as always. The Atta board of European-based directors met last week and discussed, among other things, the future of trade exhibitions and roadshows, our raft of networking events in Europe and Africa, and elections of Atta directors; and on that note we are extremely pleased that our European Director Ico Inanc, and East African Director John Corse back  have been re-elected un-oppose…

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14 February 2014

Zambia to Experience a Rise in Visitors from France

Numbers are increasing of the French tourists planning to visit Zambia and explore the country's vast tourism products, the Zambian Embassy in France has disclosed. France is seeking to double the number of its tourists coming to visit Zambia. Attract, a French marketing and public relations (PR) Company, is helping to attract more French tourists to Zambia as more and more outbound tour operators in France who would like to start sending their clients to Zambia. The Zambian Embassy in Par…

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14 February 2014

Webinar Recording

Due to open in May the exclusive boutique resort of Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa will bring a new concept of luxury accommodation to Zanzibar. Webinar Recording: Zanzibar White Sand Villas & Spa

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13 February 2014

Upcoming Atta Webinars

February 13th 2014 at 14:00 GMT Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa. Due to open this month the exclusive boutique resort of Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa will bring a new concept of luxury accommodation to Zanzibar.  Click here to register for ZWSLV webinar February 27th 2014 at 14:00GMT Life-enriching safaris with Saruni, Kenya. A presentation on safaris at Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara and Saruni Wild, Kenya Click here to register for Saruni webinar M…

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13 February 2014

African airline networks growing slowly

Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways plan 21 new routes in 2014; focus on Europe and US. Much to the consternation of some major airlines the route networks and fleets of the so-called ‘MEB3′ carriers continues to grow but the African networks of the MEB3 carriers have grown only modestly in recent years. In September, Qatar Airways added Addis Ababa to its network, but dropped flights to the Seychelles at the same time, and no longer serves Benghazi either. Emirates added Co…

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13 February 2014

Kenya's new tourism marketing campaign in South Africa

Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) in conjunction with Kenya Airways ( KQ) has launched a comprehensive online training for tour operators selling Kenya in South Africa. The move to tap the potential in Africa’s largest economic powerhouse is an attempt by the tourism marketer to make inroads in Kenya’s second largest market after Uganda with about 40,000 inbound tourists. The training would equip tour operators with relevant techniques of selling Kenya to their clients in a bid to grow to …

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13 February 2014

New Directors

Atta ~ The African Travel and Tourism Association has announced two new board appointments, Fiona Jeffery OBE as Industry Relations Director and André Laget as Latin American Director. Fiona Jeffery OBE Born in Scotland and a graduate of Edinburgh University Fiona Jeffery has had a long and accomplished career working in the travel industry. After joining Reed Exhibitions in 1986, Fiona quickly climbed through the ranks to become Exhibition Director for World Travel Market in 1994 &a…

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12 February 2014

ITB Networking Evening 5th March

We are pleased to be hosting an informal networking evening on the first evening of ITB Berlin, sponsored by Intimate Places - Extraordinary Safari Experiences and our lead sponsor in 2014 When? Wednesday March 5th, 2014 – starting at 7 pm. Where? International Club Berlin, Thueringer Alee 5011, 14052 Berlin. In other words, a 20 minute walk from the exhibition centre.http://www.ic-b.de/en/club.html We have booked the Officer’s Bar for your pleasure. The broad and comfortable Bar…

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12 February 2014

The travel industry and responsive design

The travel industry has experienced a great deal of upheaval in years characterised by swift change in customer habits and the impressive unwillingness of many companies to adapt. The incentive, now an imperative, to adapt to mobile is clear in travel, where many parts of the customer journey are bound to take place away from a desktop and laptop. But even when researching and booking travel, traffic stats show that this increasingly happens from smartphones and tablets, too. Read the full art…

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12 February 2014

Commercial News from Africa

Kenyan government's has begun acquiring land for new railway. The government has begun acquiring land along the Mombasa-Nairobi rail corridor for the standard gauge railway. The National Land Commission has notified 27 landowners of intentions to buy their land. Around 391.6 acres will be bought in the first phase. According to the notice, the biggest losers of land in this first acquisition will be the Kenya Wildlife Service, which is expected to surrender 101.7 hectares (251.3 acres). Ne…

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11 February 2014

Webinar: Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa

Atta webinar reminder. Introducing the newly opened Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa Thursday 13th February 2014 at 14:00 GMT Due to open this month the exclusive boutique resort of Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa will bring a new concept of luxury accommodation to Zanzibar. Click here to register and receive your login instructions

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11 February 2014

Mt Kilimanjaro Overwhelmed By Climbers

The summit of Africa's highest mountain is currently overwhelmed by thousands of people, threatening the natural feature's ecological balance. The number of visitors scaling the Kibo peak was increasing each year, apart from hundreds of their minders such as porters, cooks and other supporting staff, thereby surpass the number of people the mountain facilities can support. More than 50,000 foreign tourists scaled Mount Kilimanjaro every year, but these were normally accompanied by a hu…

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10 February 2014

Emirates in West Africa

New flight route to open between Abuja and Kano in Nigeria Emirates announces decision to launch service in West Africa. Travellers in Nigeria are set to have greater flight options following Emirates announcing they are to open a new connection between Abuja and Kano, the daily flight will begin from August 2014. The company’s executive vice president Thierry Antinori said: “Nigeria is experiencing strong demographic and economic growth. “The country is strategic to …

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10 February 2014

Changes at Uganda Tourism Board

Uganda Tourism Board confirmed Mr. Stephen Asiimwe as the new executive director. He replaces Mr. Cuthbert Baguma who has been at the helm of the country’s premier tourism promotion agency for quite some time. Mr. Asiimwe has been the Managing Director and Editor in Chief of the East African Business Week Newspaper that operates in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia. Mr. Asiimwe pleaded to promote domestic tourism and encourage local investors to inject their money int…

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10 February 2014

Tourism in Africa Report

The future of tourism in Africa holds great potential, but its expansion and development depends on better transport infrastructure - including airline connections, roads and railways - in addition to open borders, and improved marketing to niche sectors such as adventure and eco-travellers. The potential of Africa's tourism is untapped according to African Development Bank Group in the foreword of the inaugural issue of the Africa Tourism Monitor, a joint initiative produced by the Africa…

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07 February 2014

This Week at Atta HQ

Good morning all! I am writing this in a big rush as we have been so busy this week that we are running out of time to get any news, let alone an entertaining and interesting newsletter – so please bear with me if this is not to the standard of previous offerings. Following a huge amount of interest from those of you who had not booked onto Indaba, Nigel has been negotiating an increase in planned stand size, and we will now be able to accept more of you onto the stand. Even so, we have …

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07 February 2014

South African Tourism launches outdoor campaign in 22 Indian cities

Campaign called ‘Meet South Africa’ showcases varied holiday experiences After the successful completion of seven city cinema advertising campaign and four city road show in India, South African Tourism has rolled out its outdoor advertising campaign called, ‘Meet South Africa’ across 22 cities in India. The campaign executed by DDB Mudra Max highlights the diversity of experiences offered by South Africa. Given the importance of Indian market in South African Tourism&r…

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07 February 2014

Gambia Tourism Board, Parks and Wildlife Sign Pact to Promote Sustainable Tourism

The Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard) and the Department of Parks and Wildlife have formalised their partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), designed, among other things, to promote sustainable tourism. Both parties also agreed in the MoU to develop, enhance and promote eco-tourism products, biodiversity conservation, and social and economic participation of local communities. Through this agreement, they will also jointly provide tools, data, maps and relevant inf…

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07 February 2014

British Airways to stop flying to Maputo

British Airways (operated by Comair) has advised that it will no longer be operating flights between OR Tambo International Airport and Maputo International Airport from February 8.   Passengers already booked with BA Comair will be re-accommodated by the airline on SAA at no additional cost. Un-ticketed bookings will be cancelled.

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06 February 2014

Tanzania hotels to receive improved electricity supply

Multi-million dollar power generation and distribution projects launched in Tanzania. Under the funding from Tanzanian government, the Tanzania Electric Supply Company is expecting to produce and increase power supply in key business ventures, including tourist hotels, mostly located in the capital city of Dar es Salaam. Through the government funding of US$4 billion to boost electricity generation and supply in Tanzania between 2014 and 2016, big investment ventures including tourist hotels w…

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06 February 2014

Architectural Wonders of Africa

 Bete Giyorgis  (Lalibela, Ethiopia) Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous around the world for its monolithic rock-cut churches carved from the living rock, which play an important part in the history of rock-cut architecture.  The town is one of Ethiopia’s holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country. The Bete Giyorgis  or Church of St. George…

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06 February 2014

Airline News

Malawi Airlines, which was recently formed in July 2013 as a result of a joint venture with Ethiopian Airlines, began operations with the launch of its first services from its Lilongwe (LLW) base to Blantyre (BLZ) and to Harare (HRE) on 30 January, the latter being operated via Blantyre (BLZ). Both services will be served thrice-weekly. However, the flights to Blantyre, will increase to twice-daily once six more international routes will be launched to Tete, Lusaka, Dar es Salaa…

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06 February 2014

Opinion: A cap on prices is not the answer

In Travel Weekly by Alan Bowen, who is also Atta's Legal Advisor. Is the industry ripping people off, or is there an explanation for why prices are higher in the summer school holidays?

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05 February 2014

Commercial News from Africa

The biggest deals in Africa last year were sealed by Chinese and Indian investors in the energy sector. Dubai’s logistics firm earmarks Africa for future growth. As an international logistics and courier firm the strategy of Dubai’s Aramex was centered around countries in the Middle East, from which its larger global competitors mostly stayed away. Aramex has set its sights on further growing in Africa, an immense market which boasts ditto growth potential but is still considered t…

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05 February 2014

SA National Parks

South Africa's national parks remain among the country's most popular family holiday destinations. A total number of 692 498 guests passed through the gates of the country's 21 national parks in December. Hugely popular and home to one of the world's natural wonders, the Table Mountain National Park was the most visited park, welcoming 333 090 guests during the month. The world-famous Kruger National Park hosted 180 328 guests, achieving occupancy figures of 80.2% for accommoda…

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05 February 2014

Karibu Fair and Atta's Networking Event

Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair 2014 will take place at Magereza Grounds in Arusha from June 6th to 8th this year. The fair has been organised in liaison with the Tanzania National Park, the ministry of Natural resources and Tourism, Tanzania Association of Tour Operators, Tanzania Tourists Board and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. Atta will host the annual networking event on Saturday, 7th June 2014. So please save the date! More details to be announced closer to the date.  

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04 February 2014

Swaziland: Incwala A Huge Success

December saw thousands descend on Swaziland to become part of the Incwala ceremony, one of the country’s most sacred events.  For the Swazi people it is an important religious ritual, a fertility ceremony designed to both prepare for the coming year and serve as a symbolic renewal of the monarchy. Over the years, the Incwala has done more than just unite the Swazi nation; it has brought communities together, with common goals; to see a country that has held onto its system of…

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04 February 2014

900-year-old stone kingdom: The breathtaking ruins of Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe is an ancient city that flourished between 11th and 15th centuries. The site contains the largest single pre-colonial structure in sub-Saharan Africa. Legend has it that this was once a playground for the giants -- and for visitors gazing over this steep hill in southern Zimbabwe it's easy to understand why. Spread around in every direction, great jumbled blocks of granite rise from the ground to create spectacular rock formations, their fantastical shapes fashioned by centu…

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03 February 2014

Webinar: Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa

Thursday 13th February 2014 at 14:00 GMT This Atta webinar introduce the newly opened Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa. Due to open this month the exclusive boutique resort will bring a new concept of luxury accommodation to Zanzibar.  Located on the beachfront of Paje, Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa faces the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean and the pristine white sands of one the most beautiful beaches in the world. The exclusive 11 villa resort promis…

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03 February 2014

Brian Jackman's New Book Savannah Diaries

Brian Jackman, an award-winning journalist and author, and Atta’s media contact has written a new book to be launched next month, called Savannah Diaries. It is being published in paperback by Bradt Travel, who also re-issued The Marsh Lions two years ago, 30 years after the original version he wrote with Jonathan Scott was published in 1982. Savannah Daries is based on 40 years of travels all over wild Africa, from Brian’s first visit to Kenya in 1974 up to the present day a…

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03 February 2014

Flights up between Middle East and Africa

In the last 12 months, flights between the Middle East and Africa have grown by 9.8%, with close to 1,500 weekly flights being now operated between the two regions. Total weekly seats have grown at a faster rate, having over the last year increased by 14%, with ASKs up by 15% to 864 million. The top 12 country pairs currently command 66% of the total market. Source: Innovata / Diio Mi 25-31 January 2014      

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