News

31 October 2016

Webinar: Due to high demand: a second chance to learn about Saruni Rhino Camp and Rhino Tracking in Kenya

14:00 GMT on November 10th  Atta would like to invite you to a member’s webinar. Join Riccardo (CEO/Owner of Saruni lodges & camps) to learn all about the new, recently announced Saruni Rhino property in northern Kenya and the re-introduction of black rhino to Samburuland. In addition, discover more about the first ever opportunity in East Africa for guests to track the endangered black rhino on foot accompanied by Samburu warriors and elite-trained Sera Rangers, equipped with …

Read More

31 October 2016

New Atta Members this month

It gives us a great pleasure to announce new members who joined us in October: Tadele Travel - United Kingdom - www.tadeletravel.com WPS Places SRL Wild Places Safaris – Switzerland - www.wildplacessafaris.com Art of Safari - South Africa - www.artofsafari.travel/ Perfect Hideaways (re-joined) - South Africa - www.perfecthideaways.co.za Bentleys Bespoke Travel - United Kingdom - www.bentleysbespoketravel.com Cottars Safari Service – Kenya - www.cottars.com Terra Nova Tours &nda…

Read More

31 October 2016

Former Safaricom Boss takes Helm at Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways could well be on the way back to profitability if the recent appointment is anything to go by. Michael Joseph has been elected Chairman of the Board of Kenya Airways. Joseph is the founding chief executive of telecommunications firm Safaricom, the most profitable company in East Africa. The company’s subscriber base grew from 18, 000 to more than 17 million during his 10-year tenure and he steered the launch and phenomenal growth of mobile money transfer service M-Pesa and …

Read More

31 October 2016

Changes coming to Indaba show

Next year's Indaba trade show will see SA Tourism implement changes to reposition the show as Africa's top travel show. The move follows a series of engagements with industry to get their feedback and suggestions for the show, with even more changes expected in 2018. Neil Nagooroo, GM: Strategic Events and Exhibitions at SA Tourism revealed some of the changes to Satsa members at the association's chapter meeting this week. Nagooroo reiterated that the date of the show had changed,…

Read More

28 October 2016

Rwanda keen to showcase tourism potential at world summit

Rwanda is set to present its top tourism potential in one of the largest global tourism conference scheduled for next month in the Capital Kigali. The small central African country will host 41st Annual World Tourism Conference from 14th to 17th November that aims at promoting tourism as an engine for economic growth and job creation across the continent, through innovative business models, new technologies and strategic partnerships. The four-day high level event that will be hosted for the f…

Read More

28 October 2016

Mamelodi Sundowns's Victory to Bring Spin-Offs to SA

Tourism Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa says the achievement by Mamelodi Sundowns will no doubt have positive spin-offs for the country. "This monumental sporting achievement happens at a time when South Africa is still ranked within the top 15 long-haul destinations globally and is the leading business events destination in Africa and the Middle East," she said. Speaking at the opening of the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange Conference in Pretoria, on Tuesday, Deputy Minister Xasa s…

Read More

28 October 2016

Etihad and partners contribute $3.6bn to Africa’s economy

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) and its equity airline partners are expected to contribute $3.6 billion (AED13.21 billion) gross domestic product (GDP) to the African economy in 2016 and support 425,000 jobs. The core economic contribution of the EAG and its partners will be $1.1 billion while the tourism contribution will be $2.5 billion. The core operations also support 117,000 jobs and 308,000 jobs through the tourism contribution, EAG said citing a report issued by Oxford Econo…

Read More

27 October 2016

Tourism to contribute 9% of GDP

The tourism sector should account for 9 percent of SA’s gross domestic product in the next five years, up from 3 percent currently. This is according to South African Tourism’s newly-appointed chief executive Sisa Ntshona, who was selected to run the organisation in September. Last year revenue from the country’s tourism sector declined 7.3 percent compared to 9 percent growth recorded in 2014. Visitors from Africa fell by 4.9 percent, according to Grant Thornton. Nsthona inv…

Read More

27 October 2016

Govt explores new routes for national carrier

The Zimbabwean government is exploring lucrative routes for Air Zimbabwe while the airline is looking to acquire modern passenger aircraft from Malaysia, Zimbabwe’s Financial Gazette has reported. Transport, Communication and Infrastructure Development Minister, Joram Gumbo, said the department was scouting for routes on behalf of Air Zimbabwe. Read more Source: TU

Read More

27 October 2016

Atta Africa Financial Update

Executive summary: Nigeria to drive West Africa’s green energy bond. Nigeria has accepted to lead West African countries in their plan to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and subsequently access the green bonds attached to the agreement. Green bonds are standard bonds with a bonus feature - they were created to fund projects that have positive environmental and/or climate benefits. According to reports, the green bond market which took off in recent years with US$42 billion i…

Read More

26 October 2016

Requirements when Travelling to Botswana with Minors

The Botswana Government has introduced similar requirements for children travelling in and out of the country as previously implemented by South Africa. Please ensure that all families travelling are fully aware of this at the time of booking so that they do not have any difficulties while travelling into Footsteps in Africa loves children the country. As of the 1st October 2016 ALL minors travelling through any of the countries border posts are required to produce the following: -  …

Read More

26 October 2016

Uganda Tourism: Sector Performance Report

Held under the theme “Unlocking the tourism potential as an engine for attaining middle income status,” the Uganda Tourism Sector Performance Report left the tourism industry counting its blessings. The launch of Uganda’s annual Tourism Sector Performance Report for the Financial Year 2015/16 was presided over by the Rt. Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, and hosted by the Minister of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities, Professor Ephraim Kamuntu. It was held at Ho…

Read More

25 October 2016

Legal SA: The CPA: Non-Refundable Deposits & Cancellation Fees (Part 5)

By Atta Legal Advisor in South Africa - Louis Nel: This is the 5th insert of 8 dealing with the captioned matter – a topic that is regularly entertained by the CPA Commissioner of late CPA PROVISIONS RE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS & CANCELLATION FEES – SECTION 17: CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO CANCEL RESERVATION, ADVANCE BOOKING ·                     This section of the CPA is of…

Read More

25 October 2016

An evening on gorilla conservation in London

Thursday 3rd November, Royal Geographical Society, London, SW7 2AR In the conservation world, the sustained growth of the mountain gorilla population has been a rare success story. Nevertheless, due to the ever-present threats of illegal killings, injuries from snares, and political instability in DR Congo, as well as the risk of disease transmission by people, mountain gorillas remain critically endangered, with only 880 individuals in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. To learn more about mou…

Read More

25 October 2016

Botswana Tightens Travel Requirements For Minors

In a move that has shocked the Southern African tourism industry, Botswana has introduced strict new requirements for children travelling to and from the country, Tourism Update reported. The Botswana requirements are similar to the ones South Africa introduced on June 1, 2015 that many in the tourism industry said damaged South Africa’s tourism industry. “I’m just gobsmacked that a country like Botswana, which has a massive tourism industry, would ac…

Read More

24 October 2016

Webinar: Due to high demand: a second chance to learn about Saruni Rhino Camp and Rhino Tracking in Kenya

14:00 GMT on November 10th  Atta would like to invite you to a member’s webinar. Join Riccardo (CEO/Owner of Saruni lodges & camps) to learn all about the new, recently announced Saruni Rhino property in northern Kenya and the re-introduction of black rhino to Samburuland. In addition, discover more about the first ever opportunity in East Africa for guests to track the endangered black rhino on foot accompanied by Samburu warriors and elite-trained Sera Rangers, equipped with …

Read More

24 October 2016

Ex-Olympian launches Ethiopia specialist

A former Olympic long-distance runner has launched what he claims to be the UK’s first Ethiopia specialist tour operator. Tadele Travel began trading last month after being co-founded by Olympian Richard Nerurkar, who finished fifth competing for Great Britain in the marathon at the 1996 Atlanta Games and also took part in the 10,000 metres during the Barcelona Games in 1992. He launched the company in partnership with Ethiopian tour guide Girma Moges, whose grandfather the compa…

Read More

21 October 2016

Channel 4 heads to Kenya as Virginia McKenna’s Born Free airs this Sunday marking 50th anniversary of the famous film

Channel 4 will put the spotlight on Kenya this weekend as Virginia McKenna, award-winning actress and founder of the Born Free Foundation, returns to the setting of her 1966 film, Born Free, in a one-off documentary entitled Virginia McKenna’s Born Free to air at 7pm this Sunday 23rd October 2016. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the famous film based on Joy Adamson's autobiographical book which tells the endearing tale of Elsa the lioness in which Virginia McKenna and he…

Read More

21 October 2016

BA: Change of Check-In Time For London Heathrow (Long Haul Flights Only)

From 30 October, check-in for long haul flights departing from London Heathrow will close 60 minutes before flight departure time. Check-in for short haul flights will remain unchanged at 45 minutes before flight departure time.

Read More

20 October 2016

Mombasa: At least 5 luxury ships to dock before end of cruise season

At least five luxury ships are expected to cruise to Mombasa in the coming two months with international tourists giving cruise tourism a much needed boost. SHARE THIS STORY   0 inShare       According to the Kenya Ports Authority, two cruise ships are due in November while three others are expected to arrive in Mombasa in December. The KPA principal communications officer Haji Masemo said more ships are expected to cruise to Mombasa between Dece…

Read More

20 October 2016

Asia dominates Zimbabwe tourism industry

In the initial half of 2016, the tourism industry of Zimbabwe witnessed a 48% rise in tourist arrivals from Asia. And, Japan is one of the countries from Asia that comprises a major chunk of the tourist visits to Zimbabwe, as revealed by ZTA or Zimbabwe Tourism Authority. The official statistics state that the country recorded about 22,195 tourist arrivals from Asia between January and June this year, marking an increase from 14,999 arrivals in the same period last year. This was mainly becaus…

Read More

19 October 2016

Tusk Conservation Lecture 2016

Gorilla Conservation and Improved Health Care – how are they linked? This year's Tusk Conservation Lecture on 3rd November is a rare opportunity to hear Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka talk about her fascinating and unique approach to conservation. BOOK NOW! In the legacy of the late Dian Fossey, Gladys is a leading conservationist saving the critically endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda and neighbouring countries, and will de…

Read More

19 October 2016

Atta Africa Financial Update

Executive summary: Today we look back on a country that has been hailed as one of the continent’s great successes. Four years ago, we shared that the EU was suspending aid to Rwanda – it later recovered from this shortfall and put financial donations to developmentally effective use: healthcare. An ill or vulnerable population is not productive, people cannot work effectively or study to improve their social mobility. The Rwandan government made healthcare a priority and became on…

Read More

19 October 2016

FCO Travel Update: Ethiopia

Ethiopia travel advice 18-10-2016 13:25 PM GMT Latest update: Summary – the Ethiopian government has issued a public statement outlining the measures in place under the state of emergency; including random arrest and searches, suspension of rights to write and circulate inflammatory messages, outlawing of unauthorised demonstrations, possible curfews and blocking the internet; failure to comply with these measures could lead to detention and/or arrest

Read More

18 October 2016

Zimbabwe: Zim Tourism Sector Eyes Brics Markets

ZIMBABWE'S tourism sector is looking to further tap into the BRICS markets as part of efforts to boost international tourist arrivals and enhance its contribution to the country's gross domestic product.Traditionally, the country's major source markets have been the Americas (particularly the United States of America) and the European Union. The sector which is targeting to grow into a $5 billion revenue sector by 2020 and contributing 15 percent to gross domestic product, now sees…

Read More

18 October 2016

FCO Travel Update: Madagascar

Madagascar travel advice 14-10-2016 09:52 AM GMT Latest update: Summary – there are reports of an increasing number of violent highway robberies, you should maintain a particularly high level of vigilance if you travel on the following roads: RN7, RN27, RN10 and the RN1B (between Tsiroanomandidy and Maintirano); Entry requirements – a tourist visa has a maximum validity of 3 months and isn't extendable

Read More

18 October 2016

Zambian mission to tour key Economic Regions in China to enhance Zambia’s image

The Zambian mission in China has launched a ten -day tour of the key economic regions dubbed “The 2016 Zambia China People to People Culture and Business Roadshow” aimed at enhancing Zambia’s image in China. This is in line with the missions’ 2016 Strategic Plan that is aimed at enhancing the visibility of Zambia in China by rejuvenating its image through comprehensive, structured, smart and effective promotional marketing tools. This has been disclosed by Zambia’…

Read More

14 October 2016

Future tourism cooperation agenda set for East Africa

Earlier this week, tourism ministers from Kenya and Uganda, along with ministerial representatives from the other East African Community (EAC) member countries, alongside the private sector, met to take stock and plan ahead for the upcoming international trade show season. Host was the East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP), the regional tourism apex body, and Carmen Nibigira, Coordinator of the program, who welcomed a large number of participants to the event. The EATP made available information…

Read More

14 October 2016

Atta Africa Financial Update

Key commercial and political activity in Africa for private equity investors by DCE Partners, UK Private Equity advisors to Atta Executive summary: 55% of payment transactions in the UK are made digitally, whereas emerging nations predominantly still use cash 90% of the time. A shift towards digital financial services, notably through mobile platforms, will yield real economic benefits for emerging economies as suggested by a recent McKinsey Institute report - Africa’s GDP could gro…

Read More

14 October 2016

Atta returns to Kenya for MKTE

Atta returns to Kenya for the Magical Kenya Tourism Expo which is being held in Nairobi this week. Atta CEO,  Nigel Vere Nicoll, is welcomed to MKTE by Najib Balala, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism. Over this week in Nairobi, Atta has hosted members from Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda  and South Africa at MKTE the growing event that has swiftly earned a place in the pan African tourism calendar. Last night over 100 Atta members and their guests …

Read More

13 October 2016

Announcement from Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO)

11 October, 2016 The Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO) presents its compliments and highest appreciation to all tourism stakeholders in Ethiopia and worldwide, and wishes to clarify the context of the recent emergency proclamation that was issued by the Ethiopian Government on October 8, 2016. Some of our valued stakeholders have asked us to explain the possible impact of this short-term proclamation on their travel plans to Ethiopia. Accordingly, the ETO would like to inform all concerned …

Read More

13 October 2016

Stakeholders want Kisumu airport improved to unlock potential in touris

A section of tourism stakeholders in the Western Kenya circuit have challenged the national government to fast track upgrading of the Kisumu airport so as to unlock the region's tourism potential. The Lake Victoria Tourism Association (LVTA) called on the Kenya Airports Authority to speed up upgrading of the airport so that international flights can land at the facility. They said the airport is a closer link to some of the most strategic tourist attractions such as the Maasai Mara Game Re…

Read More

13 October 2016

Webinar: Saruni Rhino & Rhino Tracking in Northern Kenya

14:00 GMT on October 20th  Atta would like to invite you to a member’s webinar. Join Riccardo (CEO/Owner of Saruni lodges & camps) to learn all about the new, recently announced Saruni Rhino property in northern Kenya and the re-introduction of black rhino to Samburuland. In addition, discover more about the first ever opportunity in East Africa for guests to track the endangered black rhino on foot accompanied by Samburu warriors and elite-trained Sera Rangers, equipped with t…

Read More

13 October 2016

Kenya and Botswana strengthen tourism ties

Kenya and Botswana will enhance their cooperation in the tourism sector, a Kenya government official said. Kenya's Ministry of Tourism Principal Secretary Fatuma Hirsi told a media briefing in Nairobi that Botswana has created a niche in the high end tourism sector while Kenya has excelled in attracting middle and low end tourists. “We, therefore, can collaborate and complement each other,” Hirsi said. A delegation from Botswana's ministry of tourism is currently on a bench…

Read More

12 October 2016

New Route: Kigali- Abidjan

RwandAir has now launched its seventh West Africa destination, Abidjan, as part of the airline’s continued rollout of new countries important to its strategy to connect Africa via Kigali. This follows the start of commercial flights on Rwanda Air  a month ago to Cotonou and both new destinations are expected to begin feeding traffic into the WB network via Kigali to Eastern and Southern Africa, Dubai and soon to India’s commercial capital of Mumbai.

Read More

12 October 2016

Hilton Worldwide announces line-up of hotel firsts for Africa

Hilton Worldwide has announced new properties and extensions in three African countries at the African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), continuing its commitment to expanding across the continent and doubling its footprint from 39 hotel to more than 80 in the next 3-5 years. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa’s first modular build hotel, the 280 guestroom Hilton Garden Inn in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, a concept that Hilton first premiered in 2014 through a partnership with CIMC Mod…

Read More

12 October 2016

FCO Travel Update: Ethiopia

Ethiopia travel advice 09-10-2016 14:07 PM GMT Latest Update: On the 9 October 2016 the Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency. This is expected to last at least six months. This announcement follows months of unrest in the Amhara and Oromia regions.

Read More

11 October 2016

Tourists arrivals from Kenya to South Africa record 6.7 per cent growth

Tourist arrivals from Kenya to South Africa registered a 6.7 per cent growth in the first seven month of this year. According to regional director for Africa at South African Tourism, Evelyn Mahlaba, the number of Kenyan tourists, who visited South Africa from January to July this year rose 6.7 per cent to 15,719 compared to the same period last year. She said majority of Kenyan tourists who visited South Africa were leisure and business travellers while the rest were on holiday. In order to …

Read More

11 October 2016

New direct route between Mfuwe and Lower Zambezi

Proflight Zambia has announced a new direct route between Mfuwe and Lower Zambezi for its 2017 timetable. Domestic and international tourists will benefit from the new direct route. The plan was unveiled as part of Proflight Zambia’s bid to make travelling more convenient as well as strengthening and promoting freedom of movement to Zambia’s top tourist destinations. Passengers will no longer have to worry about passing through the capital Lusaka as the proposals will enable t…

Read More

11 October 2016

S. Africa tourism authority launches Mandarin and Russian languages training

The South African Ministry of Tourism officially launched the Foreign Language Training Programme in Mandarin Chinese and Russian for tourist guides and frontline staff to improve the service rendered to visitors from the two countries. The first phase of the program involved 20 South Africans who took Madarian courses. After finishing the courses, the participants, together with those who are learning Russian, will visit China and Russia to gain confidence in the language. The Tourism Depa…

Read More

11 October 2016

Warning over fake BA and Flybe offers

Travellers are being warned not to fall for scams currently in operation promoting fake Flybe and British Airways offers. Flybe is warning its customers not to be fooled by a false competition being shared on Facebook. The competition, which even spells the airline’s name incorrectly, offers: ‘Get 2 Free Flybee Airline Tickets on its 20th Birthday’. The airline told customers the competition is not legitimate and warned them not to click on any links or share the post with fr…

Read More

10 October 2016

South Africa looks to Kenya to shore up tourist arrivals

Tourist arrivals from Kenya to South Africa registered a 6.7 per cent growth in the first seven month of this year. According to regional director for Africa at South African Tourism, Evelyn Mahlaba, the number of Kenyan tourists, who visited South Africa from January to July this year rose 6.7 per cent to 15,719 compared to the same period last year. She said majority of Kenyan tourists who visited South Africa were leisure and business travellers while the rest were on holiday. In a statemen…

Read More

10 October 2016

Agritourism association to launch in October

The Agritourism Association of South Africa (Aasa), a non-profit organisation that works with farmers to develop rural agritourism initiatives to offer travellers authentic farm experiences in South Africa, will launch in October. The association will represent all farmers and service providers who want to join and aims to promote agritourism and agritourism routes. Read more Source: TU

Read More

07 October 2016

Africa's Tourist Arrivals Increase

Africa recorded a 5 percent increase in international tourist arrivals in the first half of this year aided by a 12 percent growth in sub-Saharan Africa while the northern part of the continent continues to suffer declines, latest United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) data shows.North Africa, which previously was the main volume driver for the continent, is yet to fully recover from tragedies recorded in the last few years related to terrorist attacks and the Arab springs, and regi…

Read More

07 October 2016

Tourism outlook positive as global forum opens in Kigali

If the government and private sector commitment to tourism promotion continues its positive streak, Rwanda will by the end of this year, have up to 10,000 hotel rooms, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) chief tourism officer Belise Kariza said yesterday. Kariza was speaking at a news conference on the sidelines of a three-day Africa Hotel Investment Forum at Kigali Convention Centre, where she said the hotel sector has been growing steadily over the years and, with continued support, there were mo…

Read More

07 October 2016

New Cape Town art museum to open in 2017

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa will open in September next year in the Silo building in the Silo District of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. The four-year project, which is in its final stage, has converted the Grain Silo, built in 1921, into a nine-floor contemporary art museum. Read more Source: TU

Read More

06 October 2016

Atta24 Crisis Call

Our Atta24 Crisis Call is a critical incident management service made available to Atta members by SATIB Insurance Brokers. SATIB’s incident management team have been re-writing the way incidents are managed in Africa for almost a decade. Atta24 Crisis Callforms an integral part of our risk management strategy for African operators and can (and indeed SHOULD) be coupled with medical emergency evacuation policies that can cover guests, staff or both. In an exclusive agreement with SATIB, …

Read More

06 October 2016

Webinar: Saruni Rhino & Rhino Tracking in Northern Kenya

14:00 GMT on October 20th  Atta would like to invite you to a member’s webinar. Join Riccardo (CEO/Owner of Saruni lodges & camps) to learn all about the new, recently announced Saruni Rhino property in northern Kenya and the re-introduction of black rhino to Samburuland. In addition, discover more about the first ever opportunity in East Africa for guests to track the endangered black rhino on foot accompanied by Samburu warriors and elite-trained Sera Rangers, equipped with t…

Read More

06 October 2016

Africa hotel investment forum opens in Kigali

Rwanda will, from today until October 6, host the continental hotel investment forum in Kigali. The three-day Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is a leading hotel investment forum in Africa, bringing together top international hotel investors in Africa and local operators, government officials and industry experts to discuss all aspects of hotel investment and operation on the continent. The conference will be held under the theme, “Connecting Tomorrow” at the Radisson Blu Hotel…

Read More

06 October 2016

South African Tourism appoints a new CEO

The Chairperson of the South African Tourism Board, Dr Tanya Abrahamse, announced that Sisa Ntshona has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism. “Sisa has displayed the right attributes for this position. He is an energetic leader for an ever-changing world, with its challenges and opportunities for the growth and sustainability for South Africa’s tourism,” said Dr Abrahamse. “He has more than 15 years experience in leadership roles in a range…

Read More

05 October 2016

Atta Africa Financial Update

Key commercial and political activity in Africa for private equity investors by DCE Partners, UK Private Equity advisors to Atta. Executive summary: How can Africa entice more long-term investors in its much-needed infrastructure projects? Africa's infrastructure deficit is well known: it needs circa US$93 billion annually to bridge the gap and, due to limited domestic sources, the continent must rely largely on foreign capital. Presently, the perception from many investors is that Af…

Read More

04 October 2016

Germany, Tanzania’s leading partner in tourism and wildlife conservation

Marking the German Unity Day, Tanzania stands among top beneficiaries of German partnership in tourism and wildlife conservation. Strengthening cooperation with Tanzania for conservation of wildlife and protection of biodiversity, the German government has been support protection and conservation of wildlife in Tanzania’s leading wildlife and tourist parks. Ranked as Tanzania’s traditional partner, Germany is supporting wildlife conservation projects in southern Tanzania’s Se…

Read More

04 October 2016

Magical Kenya Travel Expo

Kenya's Tourism Board is in the final stage of preparing for the region's most important international tourism trade show, the 2016 edition of the Magical Kenya Travel Expo. This event will bring nearly 200 hosted buyers into the country to sample Kenya's attractions before then assembling at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre from the 12th to the 14th of October inclusive for workshops, the trade exhibition and B2B meetings arranged by the Kenya Tourism Board between loc…

Read More

03 October 2016

Travel Africa meets Fiona Jeffery Atta’s Industry Relations Director , Chairman and Founder of Just A Drop

Fiona Jeffery OBE and Atta Industry Relations Director talks to Travel Africa about what inspired Just a Drop and how they ensure their water and sanitation projects are sustainable through community engagement and development in Africa. Please click here to interview.    

Read More

03 October 2016

Making Business Growth Accessible

With I billion people in the world (15% of the world’s population) with some form of disability and a growing aging population which by 2050 will represent 2 billion people over 60 (more than 20% of the population), what is the UK tourism industry actually doing about harnessing this largely untapped market? 27 September is World Tourism Day and the UN message is Tourism for All. But what does this really mean in practise for our industry? To start with it means both recognition and a ch…

Read More

03 October 2016

Minister Derek Hanekom Welcomes Appointment Mr Sisa Ntshona As CEO of South African Tourism

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom has welcomed the appointment of Mr Sisa Ntshona as the Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism. The appointment has been approved by the Cabinet and was announced today by the Chairperson of the SA Tourism Board, Dr Tanya Abrahamse. Mr Ntshona has previously worked as Executive Manager for Africa and the Middle East at South African Airways, and was more recently responsible for enterprise development across 12 countries in Africa at a major bank. He …

Read More