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30 November 2016

Lunar Rainbows

A Lunar Rainbow Each full moon the Victoria Falls rainforest re-opens in the evening for special tours to witness the mystical magic of the lunar rainbow - spray and cloud permitting!  The Victoria Falls are one of the few places on earth where this natural phenomenon occurs regularly and where it can be witnessed with ease. And yet many people visit the Falls without knowing of this natural phenomenon but it is one of the most impressive sights of Victoria Falls. Lunar rainbows are much…

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30 November 2016

Bon Voyage J & C Voyageurs

Exceptional Travel acquires J & C Voyageurs Atta member J & C Voyageurs have announced their acquisition by fellow Wiltshire based Africa travel specialist Exceptional Travel.   Michael and Julia Parker, outgoing Directors of J&C Voyageurs sent the follwing press release to Atta:   “We are delighted to have discovered in Toby Warren, founder of Exceptional Travel, someone who cares as much as we do about the way clients are looked after and who shares our high stand…

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29 November 2016

Ethiopian adds new routes

Ethiopian Airlines, will commence scheduled five weekly flights to Oslo, Norway via Stockholm with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner effective March 26, 2017. Flight Number Frequency Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival  Airport Arrival Time Subfleet ET  0714 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun Addis 0:30 Stockholm 7…

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29 November 2016

Madagascar new Airport tax

Madagascar Introduces Airport Tax for Passengers A new airport tax for passengers departing domestically and internationally from Antananarivo (Tana) and Nosy Be airports has been implemented. This tax will come into effect from 1 December 2016 and will be added directly on to flight ticket prices. This tax will not apply to children under the age of 2 years or for passengers in transit. Please find the monetary amounts for domestic and international departures listed below.  Internationa…

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28 November 2016

Application for Membership - Spirit of the Masai Mara

Spirit of the Masai Mara has applied to join Atta. Their membership will be approved if there are not any objections lodged within the statutory 10 day period. (See objection procedure below). Spirit of the Masai Mara is the only solidly built luxury boutique lodge in the Masai Mara. Located in the WWF funded Siana Conservancy, we offer our clients the privacy and exclusivity of the wildlife conservancy and immediate access to the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Our guests enjoy spacious…

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28 November 2016

Uganda is a birds’ haven

Uganda organised the big Birding Day in which the bloggers and journalists participated to count and appreciate different bird species. The hospitable people and unique gifts of birdlife as well as the endangered Mountain Gorillas is part of what has impressed a group of foreign journalists and bloggers within the last two weeks.  “What I have found remarkable about Uganda is the hospitality of people,” said Hanna Kleber, CEO Managing director, KPRN network in Germany, adding …

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28 November 2016

New Look Victoria Falls Airport, Boon for Zim Tourism

By mid-morning on Saturday November 19 2016 the Victoria Falls International Airport was already busy with a coterie of aircrafts -- from wide bodied to small ones. The previous day, President Mugabe had set the ball rolling after commissioning this new-look world class airport and it was already humming with traffic, some planes preparing to take off while some had their engines still running after a safe landing and others in the hanger. It's a new look state-of the art-airport after the…

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25 November 2016

Atta appoints new COO

Atta has appointed Chris Mears to take up a new position of Chief Operating Officer reporting to CEO Nigel Vere Nicoll. Chris is well known within the African tourism industry having spent 13 years with Acacia Adventure Holidays working both in UK and South Africa and was until December 2015 the director managing their Cape Town office. Over the last year he has been working for Heathrow  Airport as Groups Sales Development Manager. Chris will take up his new appointment on January 9th 20…

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25 November 2016

How important is Africa’s tourism?

AT the recent Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (Retosa) conference in Johannesburg, a number of panellists at the event highlighted the importance of continental and regional tourism. In the global context, Africa realises less than four percent of the world’s tourism receipts which suggests that in the greater scheme of things our continent has some way to go before it can become a major tourism player. Regionally we seem to experience about 3.5% growth in the sector wit…

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25 November 2016

Africa is rich in wellness experiences

Africa’s tourism industry is ideally placed to benefit from the current interest in wellness travel. That is according to the WTM Global Trends Report 2016. The report mentions that the idea of “wellness in the wilderness” resonates with travelers seeking unique and authentic experiences, resulting in a demand for spiritual travel with an adventure component. “Africa is so diverse, so raw, so full of natural beauty and so open to the elements; it’s the perfect pla…

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24 November 2016

Minister Derek Hanekom Launches Facilities At Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

Minister Derek Hanekom officially launched and handed over facilities, built by the Department at the Witsieshoek Mountain lodge, to the Batlokoa people in Phuthaditjhaba on Saturday. "We have built these facilities to enhance this world heritage site. The Witsieshoek project is a perfect example of what can be achieved when government works hand in hand with the community to develop tourism in an inclusive and sustainable manner," said Hanekom. Visitors to the Lodge can look forward…

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24 November 2016

New Tourism Products Unveiled

Three government and private tourism agencies have unveiled four Uganda tourism products, costing Shs231 billion to boost the countries tourism capacity. Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and Uganda Tourism Association (UTA) in collaboration with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) unveiled the new products, including Namugongo Shrine Faith Based Tourism, Uganda National Museum Indigenous Dinner, Uganda Rwenzori Cultural Trail, and Interpretation Capacity Building for Birding on Wednesday at a tourism revi…

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24 November 2016

Atta Africa Financial Update

Executive summary:Following on the landmark Paris Agreement entering into force in early November, the COP22 climate summit held in Morocco last week sought to capitalise on the momentum gained by the anti-global warming cause by showcasing green technologies and convert political commitments into bankable projects. Holding the event on the continent was of significance since African states have experienced the effects of climate change first-hand, as has been seen with Southern Africa’s…

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23 November 2016

FCO Travel Advice: Ethiopia

Ethiopia travel advice 22-11-2016 10:31 AM GMT Summary – the FCO no longer advise against travel to 5 zones in the eastern part of Amhara region; the FCO continue to advise against all but essential travel to Agew Awi, Bahir Dar, East Gojjam, West Gojjam, North Gondar and South Gondar zones in Amhara region

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23 November 2016

Uganda Eyes $700M From Bird-Watching Over The Next Decade

Uganda, home to more than half of Africa’s bird population, seeks to earn over $700 million from its rich birding variety over the next decade, government officials said during the Africa Birding Expo held in Entebbe from 18-21 November. The East African nation hosted the event for the first time at Botanical Gardens in Entebbe and hopes to use the show to increase its tourism revenue. Tourism currently contributes about 10 percent of the country’s GDP. “We have more birds th…

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23 November 2016

FCO Travel Advice: Sudan

Sudan travel advice 22-11-2016 14:24 PM GMT Latest update: Summary - the international departure terminal at Khartoum International Airport will be closed from 1 December 2016 for at least 2 weeks for renovation work; all check in, bag drop and security for international departures will be transferred to the Hajj and Umrah terminal; arrivals and domestic flights should not be affected; you should check with your airline before travel and allow at least 3 to 4 hours prior to departure 

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23 November 2016

Lufthansa will go on strike

Pilots at German airline Lufthansa will go on strike for 24 hours from Wednesday (November 23) in a long-running dispute over pay. The action will affect long and short-haul services from 00:00 – 23:59 November 23. Lufthansa are yet to confirm which flights will be cancelled. The announcement concerns Lufthansa flights only, with those operated by CityLine, Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines operating as normal.

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22 November 2016

Domestic tourism to the rescue

The just-concluded Lagos International Trade Fair was an opportunity for many corporate bodies and organisations to showcase Nigerian products.  Among the corporate bodies at the fair was the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) headed by Dr. Sally Mbanefo.  In order to showcase wholly Nigerian products that help to promote domestic tourism, NTDC gathered thousands of art works, artefacts, tangible and intangible heritages to drow the attention of the public to the potenti…

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22 November 2016

LCCI seeks new Ministry of Aviation and Tourism

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has called on the Federal Government to emplace a new Ministry of Aviation and Tourism. LCCI made the call in a communiqué issued by the Chamber and signed by its Vice President/ Chairman, Trade Promotion Board, at the end of their International Investment Conference in Lagos. Said the communiqué: ‘“Government should consider the option of forming a new Ministry of Aviation and Tourism, as has been successfully done …

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21 November 2016

TOUGHA Signs Agreement with South Africa

The Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA) has signed a multiple destination agreement concept with South Africa. The concept is aimed at promoting the tourism drive between the two countries, which would enable tourists to tour major cities in the two countries. Mrs. Nancy O. Sam, the President of TOUGHA, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at the just ended Akwaaba Travel Market event in Lagos, said the Union for the past two years has been sensitizing countries in Africa to do the mu…

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21 November 2016

RwandAir Acquires Africa's First Boeing 737 Next Gen

RwandAir has acquired Africa's first Boeing 737-800 Next Generation that the national flag carrier hopes will boost its capacity and competitiveness around the globe. The brand new aircraft, given the local monicker 'Kalisimbi,' touched down at Kigali International Airport at 4pm, yesterday. RwandAir becomes the first airline in Africa and second globally to acquire a Boeing 737-800NG equipped with in-flight connectivity on a line-fit programme, including WiFi. The 154-seater aircr…

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18 November 2016

New aircraft, new services

Following the arrival yesterday of 'Kalisimbi', RwandAir's third Boeing B737-800NG and first with inflight WiFi connectivity, the airline's CEO Mr. John Mirenge has announced the launch of inflight duty-free sales over the coming days. Once in place, this added service will catapult RwandAir into the top tier of African airlines as far as service level is concerned. Another measure to be introduced soon will be an online check-in facility for passengers who prefer to have their…

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18 November 2016

Walter Mzembi, minister of tourism, Zimbabwe

As Zimbabwe prepares to commission the expanded Victoria Falls airport, doubling visitor capacity at one of the world’s most famous attractions, tourism minister Walter Mzembi here chats with Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole about the facility’s transformative potential. Also on the agenda are Mzembi’s own personal ambitions to lead the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the vote of confidence this would provide for the country. In April 2015, Exim B…

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18 November 2016

Local fuel, hospitality players partner for Vintage Air Rally

PUMA Energy, Meikles Hospitality, African Sun and Love for Africa tour operator are partnering to bring the first ever Vintage Air Rally show to Zimbabwe from December 6 to 10. Meikles Hospitality managing director, Sebastian Benning told NewsDay in Harare yesterday that destination marketing, akin to how Ethiopia, Kenya and now South Africa were marketed, was crucial in boosting tourism. “Destination marketing is the way to go. We need to market our country as a destination if we want t…

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17 November 2016

Atta Africa Financial Update

Executive summary:Trump and the continent. The President-Elect’s campaign barely touched on the great continent of Africa but Trump's isolationist rhetoric and latent desire for autarky is cause for some concern that Africa could receive less attention in a geopolitical sense (at least he has not yet referred to Africa as a single nation like his republican predecessor did). The choice of ambassadors for African states may be a crucial signal for the region’s relationship with …

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17 November 2016

Dana Air Flies 4 Million Passengers in 8 Years

Dana Air has flown over four million passengers in the last eight years of operations, its Accountable Manager, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo, has disclosed. The airline reiterated commitment to providing "safe, reliable and customer-centric air transport services to its teeming guests." He spoke during a brief ceremony to mark the airline's eight years in the country's airline industry. According to him, in spite of the visible operational challenges in the industry, the airline has rema…

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17 November 2016

Work to Begin On Ruptured Abuja Runway Next Week

The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has said that contractors will be mobilised to site to fix the ruptured part of the runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Recall in July 2016, Sen. Sirika had inspected the runway and discovered huge craters on some portions of the runway but work couldn't commence immediately due to paucity of funds. However, the minister said funds are now available and the ruptured portions of the runway will be fixed as quickly as …

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16 November 2016

Let’s talk tourism development

Tourism Talk sessions, hosted by Urban-Econ development economists, are monthly informal social networking events designed to create opportunities for people interested in tourism development. The event is open to members of the trade and will be held on Thursday, November 17 at the Urban-Econ head office, Lake View office Park, 137 Muckleneuk Street in Brooklyn, Pretoria. The speakers are tourism professionals who share their passion and knowledge of the field and include members from South A…

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16 November 2016

A new era for African media

The advent of digital media has turned the media landscape upside down. The news cycle moves at lightning speed, thanks to live tweeting, blogging and citizen journalism, all unknown just a few years ago. Fibre optics have revolutionised the telecommunications industry, the internet is getting cheaper and faster and more communities are logging on, even in remote areas in Africa. More people use their smartphones to receive digital content than ever before. To remain accessible, conventional m…

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15 November 2016

Minister Derek Hanekom Launches Komjekejeke Tourism Facility

"Our department is pleased to be part of a greater plan of ensuring that the traditions and heritage of the Ndebele people are preserved and celebrated for generations to come," said Minister Derek Hanekom speaking at the official launch of tourism facilities at the Komjekejeke Heritage site on Saturday. Members of the local community, tourism stakeholders and officials from the Tshwane Municipality attended the event to celebrate the official handover of a variety of facilities, inc…

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15 November 2016

The Joint Project of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda

African tourism authorities rely more and more on synergy. In East Africa, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda have decided to join forces to improve their visibility to tourists across the world. After signing a tripartite agreement in October, these countries created their first joint marketing plan in London at World Travel Market. The biggest international tourism trade fair opened its doors in London from November 7th to the 9th. Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda opted for a common stand, announced Godfrey…

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15 November 2016

South Africa Tourism Minister engages with captains of industry

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) is working to address the persisting challenges that the travel and tourism industry faces with the implementation of the Amended Immigration Regulations. The specific challenges faced by the industry are with the unintended consequences of biometric data capturing for international visitors into the country and the continued requirement of unabridged birth certificates for minors under the age of 18 traveling into the country. Other pressin…

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14 November 2016

Webinar Recording: Saruni Rhino Camp and Rhino Tracking in Kenya

Just in case you missed a webinar on the Atta Membership, please click here for the recorded video.

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14 November 2016

SA tourism industry looks to relaxed visa restrictions to boost arrivals

South Afrca's tourism industry has welcomed the planned easing of visa restrictions, which should boost arrival numbers and offset slowing domestic holiday travel. According to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), the stringent visa regime was the underlying cause of the decline in inbound tourism last year with international arrivals falling by 6.8% over the course of 2015. However, a surge in visitors was recorded late in the year, with foreign arrivals up 5.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) in Dec…

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14 November 2016

Ethiopian Airlines and the Ethiopian Tourism Organisation Outlined Plans

Ethiopian Airlines and the Ethiopian Tourism Organisation outlined their current achievements and future plans for Ethiopia as a major African tourism destination during a press conference held at World Travel Market on Tuesday 8th November 2016. Speakers, including His Excellency Ambassador Hailemichael Afework Aberra, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam and CEO of Ethiopian Tourism Organisation Mr. Solomon Tadesse addressed a large audience of international journalists and tour…

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11 November 2016

Kenya Airways updates NS17 Amsterdam operations

Kenya Airways has modified planned Northern summer seasonal increase on Nairobi – Amsterdam route, in recent schedule update. Planned service from 7 to 9 weekly, will be operating from 14JUL17 to 06AUG17, instead of the month of August 2017. This route is served by Boeing 787-8 aircraft. KQ116 NBO0755 – 1540AMS 788 D KQ118 NBO2115 – 0500+1AMS 788 56 KQ119 AMS0855 – 1820NBO 788 67 KQ117 AMS2040 – 0600+1NBO 788 D Source: Routes Online

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11 November 2016

Wellness in the wilderness: African tourism lends itself to wellness travel

The WTM Global Trends Report 2016 released recently in association with Euromonitor International, reveals that Africa's tourism industry is ideally placed to benefit from current interests in wellness travel. According to the report, safari holidays - one of Africa's most important segments - are increasingly including yoga, spa, and meditation as part of the itinerary. Wellness in the wilderness The idea of "wellness in the wilderness" also resonates with travellers seeking…

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10 November 2016

Atta Africa Financial Update

Executive summary: African markets hold their breath as votes are counted in the US. African countries do not escape the volatility experienced by emerging market currencies against the US Dollar. In the build up to the election, the Mexican Peso has proved to be a reliable inverse bell-weather of Donald Trump’s fortunes, as the candidate’s policies pose a significant threat to Mexican trade, and African currencies have broadly followed suit. A Republican victory is broadly predict…

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10 November 2016

New routes for Air Namibia

Air Namibia has introduced flights linking Windhoek, Gaborone, and Durban available from October 30. Air Namibia will offer four flights per week on the Embraer ERJ 135 Jets. The flights will operate on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from Durban to Windhoek (via Gaborone) on flight SW 742 departing at 11h35 arriving at 15h00; the same flight arrives in Gaborone at 12h55 before flying on to Windhoek. Flight SW 741 departs Gaborone at 09h35 and arrives in Durban at 10h50. Flight SW 74…

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09 November 2016

UK visitor numbers surge to South Africa

UK tourist arrivals in South Africa rose 11.5% in the period January to August 2016, compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures released at WTM 2016 by South African Tourism (SAT).  A total of 285,230 UK tourists visited South Africa during that time. The surge follows a number of trade initiatives run by South African Tourism to improve travel agents’ knowledge of the country, including its UK roadshow in March, as well as SAT School, running in November…

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08 November 2016

Ethiopia makes big showing at international tourism conference

Ethiopia has generated new interest as a travel destination by having a key Ethiopian business win an international competition in sustainable tourism and forming a new Skal Club in Addis Ababa. In a new effort to raise its visibility as a tourism destination, Ethiopia has made a major impact during the annual world congress of Skal International being held now in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Left to Right: Desale Asfaw, organizing committee chairman, SI Addis Ababa; David Fisher, new President, Sk…

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08 November 2016

BA: Process update for Travel Agents using customers personal or corporate payment card to purchase Ancillaries

Following further feedback on the acceptance of payment cards from Travel Agents requesting ancillary products on behalf of their customers, the process has been reviewed and amended as follows:   Travel Agents wishing to pay for ancillary products, which include paid seating, additional bags paid in advance or pre-paid meals, on behalf of their customers may do so, either via ba.com or by calling Trade Support. BA can accept any card registered to their customer including personal or cor…

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07 November 2016

Tanzania: Hope As Number of Tourist Arrivals in Zanzibar Climbs

The number of tourists visiting Zanzibar is on the increase. This has rekindled the hope that the Indian Ocean archipelago will meet its goal of attracting 500,000 visitors by the year 2020. Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (Zati) chairman Seif Miskry said here yesterday that so far, arrivals for the first half of 2016 have already exceeded the number that was attained for the entire 2015. "We are on track for meeting the Vision 2020 target. What counts now is making sure that th…

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07 November 2016

South Africa Tourism update: Travel concerns on amended immigration regulations

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) issued a statement to address the persisting challenges that the travel and tourism industry faces with the implementation of the Amended Immigration Regulations. The specific challenges faced by the industry are with the unintended consequences of biometric data capturing for international visitors into the country and the continued requirement of unabridged birth certificates for minors under the age of 18 traveling into the country. Other…

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07 November 2016

Big tourism boost for Zimbabwe from expanded Victoria Falls Airport

The date for the official launch of the new Victoria Falls International Airport is not yet confirmed, however, there has been speculation that it will take place later this month. The Zimbabwe Civil Aviation Authority (ZCAA), owners, and managers of the country’s airports, have just announced that the modernization, renovation, and expansion works at Victoria Falls International Airport are now complete, including a totally-refurbished domestic terminal. While the date for the officia…

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04 November 2016

Reminder: 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 …

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04 November 2016

Prince Harry takes part in Malawi's historic ‘500 Elephants’ Translocation

Prince Harry spent almost three weeks on the ground in Malawi with African Parks, a conservation NGO that manages protected areas and national parks on behalf of governments, where he served as part of the expert team and helped implement the first phase of ‘500 elephants’. This initiative is one of the largest and most significant elephant translocations in conservation history where up to 500 elephants are being moved over 350 kilometres across Malawi from Liwonde National Mark a…

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04 November 2016

Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya form joint tourism committee

Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda have formed a joint tourism marketing committee to among other things promote East African tourism sites at the World Travel Market Exhibition in London, starting next week (7-9 November). Describing the imitative as the first ever joint exhibition by the three East African countries, Godfrey Kiwanda, the state minister for tourism, said the move will enhance the growth of the tourism sector in the region. “This year’s exhibition is also unique because of t…

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03 November 2016

Atta Africa Financial Update

Executive summary for the week: Zimbabwe's surrogate currency Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has issued regulations providing the legal basis for the issuance of ‘bond notes,’ a surrogate currency his government hopes will ease a biting US dollar bank note shortage, according to a government notice issued late Monday. Zimbabwe informally dollarised in 2009 to tame hyperinflation which peaked…

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03 November 2016

Elephant poaching costs Africa tourism $25mn: study

Stopping the killing of elephants for their tusks could add some $25 million (23 million euros) to Africa's annual tourism income, more than offsetting the anti-poaching spend, a study said Tuesday. While the figure pales in comparison to the estimated value of the black market ivory trade in China, it represents about a fifth of tourist income for game parks in 14 countries, where half of Africa's elephants are located, the study said. "We find that the lost economic benefits tha…

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02 November 2016

UK Firm to Build U.S.$1 Billion Resort in Zanzibar

A British firm, Pennyroyal Gibraltar, plans to build a $1 billion (Sh2 trillion) resort northeast of the island of Unguja, Zanzibar. The investment is on an unprecedented scale in Tanzania and is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs for locals. Heavy construction machines were busy at work when The Citizen visited the construction site on Saturday in Matemwe Village, where the main economic activities are currently seaweed farming and fishing. When completed, the new complex, to be known as…

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02 November 2016

Ethiopia's Long Distance Train to Expand Its Tourism and Market

Transport system affects every industry and tourism is no exception if not the most affected by inefficient transport facilities. Dependable transport infrastructure which is operating at full captaincy is a getaway for development while its absence can be a great inhibitor negatively influencing the entire economy. The development of transport infrastructure including air, rail and road routes play a key role in creating greater integration for travellers and service providers Jumia Travel to…

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02 November 2016

Zimbabwe: Invitation to the Media & Trade 4th Nov

Dr Walter Mzembi, Honourable Minister for Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Zimbabwe will be arriving in London early to attend the World Travel Market Minister's Summit at Excel.  This has created an opportunity for the Minister to meet in a quiet environment with tour operators, travel agents, airlines, media and investors both old and new who have been pivotal in driving tourism to Zimbabwe. Also, Dr Mzembi is said to be the front runner to take over the United Nat…

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01 November 2016

KTB expands campaign in Russia in bid to increase numbers

The Kenya Tourism Board has increased its marketing campaigns in Russia in a bid to lure more tourists to the country. This comes in the wake of renewed efforts by the tourism ministry to lure more visitors to the country after a four year slump due to insecurity. KTB held a three day travel mission to Russia aimed to promote Kenya as a tourism destination among Russian tour operators, mass travel, Free Independent Travelers and Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibi…

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01 November 2016

Zambia Tourism and Art Minister committed to UNWTO

Zambia’s Tourism and arts minister, Honourable Charles Rommel Banda has pledged government commitment towards making the tourism sector a key contributor to the country’s economy, poverty alleviation and job creation. Hon. Banda disclosed this during a high level meeting with United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai in the resort city of Luxor in Egypt on Sunday. The Hon. Minister is in Egypt attending UNWTO 104th Executive Council meeting…

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