News

07 December 2018

Rwanda to open a new eco-tourism park in 2020

Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, will be home to a new 134-hectare urban park in 2020 in the city’s Nyandungu wetland. The Nyandungu Urban Wetland Eco-Tourism Park will provide walking and cycling trails, fish ponds, botanical gardens for tourists, whilst conserving wetlands for habitat.

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07 December 2018

Malawi welcomes giraffes following historic translocation

African Parks, the conservation non-profit organisation headed by Prince Harry, has just announced the historic translocation of thirteen giraffe into Malawi’s Majete Wildlife Reserve. It’s the first-ever introduction of this species into any of Malawi’s National Parks or Reserves.

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06 December 2018

Royal Air Maroc to become Oneworld’s first African member airline

Airline alliance Oneworld will be getting new connections to Africa in mid-2020 when Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc officially comes on board as the alliance’s first new full member in six years.

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06 December 2018

Saving the last West African giraffes in Niger

For almost 50 years, the highly threatened West African giraffe has been absent from Niger's Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve. An ambitious conservation initiative has now re-introduced eight giraffes into the reserve, in the first conservation effort of its kind for the West African subspecies.

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05 December 2018

Update to the news post on 04 Dec 18 regarding entry rules for families into South Africa

Further to our post on 04 Dec 18 regarding entry rules for families into South Africa, please see below an official statement from the South African Department of Home Affairs regarding the relaxation of immigration for children travelling to South Africa. It is important to note that while carrying the supporting documents is no longer a requirement, it is still recommended that travellers continue to carry them because they may be requested in certain instances.

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05 December 2018

Kruger National Park gets four vehicles for people with mobility challenges

The Kruger National Park on Tuesday, introduced four vehicles which will be used to transport tourists with mobility challenges on game viewing activities.

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05 December 2018

Maasai Mara 'Moments of Wonder' campaign to boost low-season trips

Reuters Plus – the commercial arm of the global news provider – has been recruited as part of a drive to double tourist numbers at Kenya’s Maasai Mara Natural Reserve.

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04 December 2018

KTB - US Roadshow

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has partnered with over 10 private companies in a deal that will see them conduct roadshow campaigns in select US cities to attract more international visitors as the holiday high season sets in. The promotional roadshows, which began yesterday, will run until December 7 and will cover New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.

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04 December 2018

Application for Membership - Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection

Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection 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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03 December 2018

The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities

From the dawn of democracy in South Africa, we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming swathes of visitors from across the globe. Some came to see the remarkable country that Nelson Mandela did so much to promote, some came simply as part of curiosity and the travel bug biting them. In almost 25 years, the tourism industry here has experienced a period of rapid evolution, and it’s time to examine just how effective our role is in encouraging tourism growth.

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03 December 2018

South Africa relaxes entry rules for families

South Africa is no longer requiring families travelling to the destination from visa-free countries to carry birth certificates for children.

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03 December 2018

Application for Membership - Safari by Z

Safari by Z 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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