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31 October 2018

Ethiopian Airlines - changes to Los Angeles service from 17 December

Ethiopian Airlines in this week’s schedule update filed additional changes to its Los Angeles operation, from 17th December 2018. The Star Alliance carrier will operate Addis Ababa – Lome – Los Angeles route, including 5th freedom traffic rights on Lome – Los Angeles sector, the first nonstop US West Coast link from Togo. Flight arrival into Los Angeles will move from morning hours to evening as a result.

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31 October 2018

Launch of the International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) 2019

The inaugural International Tourism and Investment Conference to focus on Africa and island economies. The launch of ITIC will be held in London on the 2nd November 2018 at the InterContinental Park Lane, Mayfair. Read more to attend the launch event free of charge.

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31 October 2018

Application for Membership - Journey Beyond

Journey Beyond 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).

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30 October 2018

First direct flight from London to Durban touches down at King Shaka International

Durban - The first direct, non-stop flight, between London's Heathrow Airport and King Shaka International, took place on Tuesday morning to much fanfare where the first passengers were greeted on the tarmac by the Mayor of Durban and the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs.

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30 October 2018

New Atta Members this month - September & October

The Retreat and Heaven - Accommodation Suppliers - Rwanda Exclusive Africa Tours & Safaris - African Based Travel Specialist - Namibia Timeless Africa Safaris - African Based Travel Specialist - South Africa Ntanda Ventures - African Based Travel Specialist - Zambia Africa Incoming - African Based Travel Specialist - South Africa The Infinite Horizon - Australasia & Far Eastern Based Travel Specialist – Australia Sable Sands - Accommodation Suppliers - Zimbabwe

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30 October 2018

Application for Membership - NAC Helicopters Cape Town

NAC Helicopters Cape Town 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).

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26 October 2018

Tanzania: Conference Tourism to Boost Foreign Visitors' Number By 2020

THE government is focused to boost conference tourism, banking on the country's conducive environment, good weather, decent accommodation, modern meeting facilities and improved communication infrastructure.

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26 October 2018

South African Tourism hits the road

South African Tourism will be hitting the road from November 12-16, 2018 to connect with travel agents across the UK and Ireland for its SAT School roadshow.

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25 October 2018

Fair Trade Tourism Signs Partnership Agreement with Travelife for Tour Operators

Fair Trade Tourism has signed a significant partnership agreement with Travelife, Europe’s biggest sustainability certification scheme for tour operators. The agreement sees the two organisations combine forces to offer sustainability training and certification for tour operators throughout southern Africa and will enable tour operators to become part of the globe’s biggest network of sustainability accredited tour operators.

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25 October 2018

Application for Membership - Mojhi, Inc

Mojhi, Inc 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).

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24 October 2018

Application for Membership - VIVID Travel

VIVID Travel 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).

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24 October 2018

Atta Financial Update: 24.10.2018

Something wicked this way comes. February 5th of this year was a miserable day for some. Anyone long the XIV (otherwise known as the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN) would have had the unpleasant experience of watching their capital evaporate following a spectacular after-hours selloff.

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23 October 2018

Air France increases Johannesburg service in NS19

Air France in Northern summer 2019 season is increasing service to South Africa, as the Skyteam member schedules 10 weekly Paris CDG – Johannesburg route from 01APR19, instead of 7 weekly.

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23 October 2018

Tanzania: Govt to Identify New Tourist Attractions

THE government will continue to identify new tourist attractions in the country with the intention to increase income from the sector, the Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa has said. He made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Professor Adolf Mkenda, during a launching of the Same District's Tourism and Environmental Strategic Plans that was held at Chome area, within Same District in Kilimanjaro Region recently.

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23 October 2018

Application for Membership - Helicopter Horizons

Helicopter Horizons 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).

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22 October 2018

Air Namibia plans Victoria Falls service increase from Nov 2018

Air Namibia from November 2018 plans to expand Windhoek – Victoria Falls service for the second time in 6 months, operated by Embraer ERJ135 aircraft.

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22 October 2018

Application for Membership - Safari.com

Safari.com 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).

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19 October 2018

CS Balala announces new charter flights from Europe to Mombasa

MOMBASA, KENYA: Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala on Thursday announced that Tui Fly, an international charter flight will launch two new flights into Mombasa from next week leading to an increase in number of tourists visiting the Kenyan Coast.

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19 October 2018

Application for Membership - Loin de la Foule

Loin de la Foule 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).

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18 October 2018

Application for Membership - Sable Sands

Sable Sands 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).

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18 October 2018

Tanzania: Tourist Arrivals to Reach Over 500,000 By Dec

The number of tourists visiting Zanzibar will most likely surpass 500,000 by December this year, a minister has said. Briefing the media on the first ever Zanzibar Tourism Show 2018, kicking off yesterday, Minister for Information, Tourism and Heritage Mahmoud Thabit Kombo said it was projected that the number of tourists would reach 526,000 this year.

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18 October 2018

Direct New York flights, political stability boon to tourism sector

The inaugural direct flight between Kenya and the United States is 10 days away, but the vibe around it has warmed US travellers who, according to the New York Times, have made Kenya a hot-ticket destination rivalling Mexico, Italy and Europe, generally.

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17 October 2018

Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Mogadishu next month after 41 years

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will resume its flight to Mogadishu, Somalia, effective 2 November 2018. Talking about the resumption of the Mogadishu flights, Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said: “It gives us a great pleasure to resume flights to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia after stopping the service over four decades ago. I wish to express my gratitude to the Governments of Ethiopia and Somalia for making the resumption of these flights possible.

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17 October 2018

Tourism for Tomorrow 2019 - apply before 14th November

This year we celebrate 15 years of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) stewardship of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards! WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are the world’s top accolade in sustainable tourism; they recognise the highest ethical standards in the sector and are respected by industry leaders, governments, and international media alike.

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16 October 2018

Tanzania’s Government Woos International Investors with Swahili International Tourism Expo

Tanzania hopes to woo international investors as the country concludes the 4th edition of its Swahili International Tourism Expo (S!TE 2018) the East African nation’s leading International indoor expo. The Expo was held this past weekend at Julius Nyerere International Conference Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The affair gave international buyers and travel agents an opportunity to visit three East African tourism fairs during one business trip, and to enjoy farm trips in between the fairs.

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16 October 2018

Application for Membership - The Infinite Horizon

The Infinite Horizon 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).

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16 October 2018

Tanzania: Z' Bar to Host Tourism Promotion Show

ZANZIBAR is to host the first ever Tourism show themed 'Responsible tourism for a better and greener tomorrow' this week to promote tourism, the largest economic sector in the Isles. The Isles Minister of Information, Tourism and Heritage, Mahmoud Thabit Kombo said President Ali Mohamed Shein is expected to grace the opening ceremony of the show expected to attract more than 130 exhibitors and visitors from more than 20 countries.

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15 October 2018

Zambian Government committed to establishing a natural history museum

Last Wednesday Minister of Tourism and Arts, Charles Banda held bilateral talks with the UK’s Natural History Museum Director, Sir Michael Dixon and discussed collaboration between the Zambia Government and the Museum on establishing a Natural History Museum in Zambia. During the meeting, the Minister said the Zambian Government is committed to establish a natural history museum that will research and document the country’s biodiversity.

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15 October 2018

Application for Membership - Africa Incoming

Africa Incoming 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).

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12 October 2018

Seychelles via Addis Ababa to become a daily connection in December 2018

From the 14th of December, Ethiopian Airlines raise their flight frequencies from six per week to a daily service. The service is operated by a Boeing B737-800 aircraft and the additional flight will cover the Friday gap which presently exists.

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11 October 2018

Over 100 Travel & Tourism companies join forces to combat illegal wildlife trade

The UK Government are hosting an Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference on 11 and 12 October 2018. The conference will bring together global leaders to help eradicate illegal wildlife trade and better protect the world’s most iconic species from the threat of extinction. Read below about three case studies from travel and tourism companies who have put initiatives into place to combat illegal wildlife trade after signing the Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade (April 2018).

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10 October 2018

#UNWTO says international tourism maintains strong growth

All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fuelled by strong demand from major source markets, supported by an upswing in the global economy. It comes after record year-round growth of 7% in 2017.

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10 October 2018

UK aid to crack down on criminal gangs driving the illegal wildlife trade

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has today (10 October) announced a new joint initiative with the Foreign Office, to target wildlife traffickers and criminal gangs, tackling the global scourge of the illegal wildlife trade. The UK aid project will launch investigations, seize assets and train law enforcement in East and Southern African countries and will be the largest known project of its kind to crack down on financial crimes associated with the illegal wildlife trade in the world.

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10 October 2018

Application for Membership - Ntanda Ventures

Ntanda Ventures 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).

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09 October 2018

Najib Balala explains Kenya tourism's upward growth trajectory

Despite past challenges including political tensions during and after Kenya’s general elections in 2017, Kenya’s hospitality industry continues to record tremendous growth. Najib Balala, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism & Wildlife talks to CNBC Africa’s Eugene Anangwe on Kenya’s growth trajectory in tourism.

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09 October 2018

Turkish Airlines S19 Africa service expansion

Turkish Airlines in summer 2019 season is expanding its service to Africa, including a new destination in Sudan from April 2019. For Central Africa market, the Star Alliance member will adjust operational routing, including a dedicated nonstop terminator service to Cameroon.

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08 October 2018

New Cape Town bus routes to connect key tourist areas

As from Saturday 27 October 2018, there will be changes to some routes for MyCiti, including new route numbers. New bus stops will be introduced where routes have been extended to meet the passenger demand, and some underutilised stops will no longer be served. Many routes will also be replaced with new direct routes to popular destinations.

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08 October 2018

Kenya Tourism Board partners with Google

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has partnered with Google to market Kenya digitally. The partnership will see KTB launch Google Street View on October 15, enabling visitors to explore Kenya’s tourism sites.

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05 October 2018

MKTE - That's a Wrap

The Atta stand has been brimming with visitors this week and the consensus from members exhibiting with us is that they have had a successful MKTE, which is very encouraging. Atta’s networking evening on Thursday was kindly sponsored by JW Seagon and the Wellworth Group. We had a brilliant turn out with lots of positive energy and happy people!

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04 October 2018

Why the Baobab is so important to Africa

A recent study said climate change might be blamed for the deaths of some of Africa’s oldest and biggest baobabs. In Senegal, local researchers estimate the nation has lost half its baobabs in the past 50 years to drought and development.

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03 October 2018

MKTE Day One

Mr Najib Balala, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism was at the KICC on Wednesday 3rd October to officially open MKTE 2018. Various other high profile individuals attended, including Mr Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General for UNWTO. It’s been a busy day of meetings, seminars, LOTS of cups of coffee and plenty of happy and familiar faces. We hope that our exhibiting members have had a productive day and look forward to seeing you all over the next couple of days in Nairobi.

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02 October 2018

Atta Financial Update: 02.10.2018

Satoshi Specials While bitcoin has lost two-thirds of its value since its December zenith, fervour for the tempestuous little digital nuggets remains strong; at least according to volumes traded on Singapore-based exchange BitForex, which regularly sees daily transaction volumes above US$5 billion. Five-billon! That’s a figure approaching the average turnover of all trades on the London Stock Exchange.

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02 October 2018

Application for Membership - Timeless Africa Safaris

Timeless Africa Safaris 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).

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01 October 2018

Zambia: Government aims at expanding tourism resource base

Finance Minister, Mrs. Mwanakawe said the diversification efforts being undertaken by government are designed at enhancing integration of the country’s rich cultural heritage into tourism packages beyond traditional ceremonies. She explained that the promotion of traditional tourism products is aimed at increasing the number of days foreign tourists can stay in Zambia from the current four to six days.

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01 October 2018

Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting

Atta

Notice is hereby given of an Extraordinary General Meeting

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