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31 July 2018

Botswana in tourism boom

Botswana tourism is flourishing as over two million tourists have visited the country in the past two years, said the Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama.

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31 July 2018

Kenya Airways launches its new catering service as part of the revamped overall customer experience

Nairobi, Kenya Airways has today unveiled its revamped catering service designed to elevate guests’ experience. This is part of the airline’s strategy to review and enhance its service delivery across all touch points with the aim of making it more relevant, authentic and true to its brand proposition.

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30 July 2018

AHIF 2018: Africa identified as key growth market for international hospitality

When the Africa Hotel Investment Forum takes place in Nairobi in October, it will host the strongest line up of global hotel industry chief executives in its history.

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27 July 2018

The world’s most exhilarating aerial race comes to Zimbabwe

The skies above one of the world’s most iconic natural landmarks, Victoria Falls, are set to host the thrilling finale of one of the most spectacular aerial races on the planet this weekend, as the only long distance paramotor race, the Icarus Trophy, visits Zimbabwe for the first time.

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26 July 2018

Tenth rhino dead in Kenya after disastrous transfer

A tenth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Thursday.

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26 July 2018

New Atta Members this month - July

Kitich Camp - Kenya - www.kitichcamp.com SVS - Société de Voyages Sahariens - Chad - www.svstchad.com Wild Things Safaris - Tanzania - www.wildthingsafaris.com Tswalu Kalahari - South Africa - www.tswalu.com Glen Avon Lodge CC - South Africa - www.glenavon.co.za Bespoke Safaris - Kenya - www.bespokesafaris.com EcoTraining - South Africa - www.ecotraining.co.za Expedia - South Africa - www.expedia.com

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25 July 2018

DR Congo officially declares end to Ebola outbreak

DR Congo on Tuesday officially declared the end of an outbreak of Ebola, bringing the curtain down on a 10-week re-emergence of the disease which claimed 33 lives.

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25 July 2018

KQ inks deal with Air Madagascar to expand Africa network

National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Air Madagascar and Reunion Island-based French carrier Air Austral that will see the three airlines develop a codeshare pact meant to grow their network in Africa.

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25 July 2018

Tourism from BRICS nations stimulates SA economy - PwC

South Africa's fellow member states in the BRICS grouping have made significant inroads in its tourism industry, generating business and economic growth, accounting firm PwC said on Tuesday.

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25 July 2018

Application for Membership - Tallis Journeys

Tallis Journeys 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 July 2018

Zimbabwe's premier airport to undergo Chinese-funded facelift

Zimbabwe's main airport is set to undergo a major facelift to be funded by China as part of the government's efforts to transform the facility into a regional aviation hub.

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24 July 2018

International Tourism Expo in Oct to Market Tanzania

Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has launched preparations for the forth coming International Tourism Expo popularly known as S!TE by attracting stakeholders to contribute ideas and how best to make it successfully.

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23 July 2018

Application for Membership - Rainbow Tourism Group

Rainbow Tourism Group 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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23 July 2018

FCO Update: St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 23 Jul 18

23 July 2018: Latest update: Summary – revised information; removal of information on flying from Cape Town to St Helena; Entry requirements section – the St Helena entry fee has increased from £17 to £20

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22 July 2018

Chinese tourists flood southern hemisphere to escape summer heat

High summer temperatures have driven many Chinese tourists to cooler areas around the world, with routes to Australia, Africa and South America becoming increasingly popular.

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22 July 2018

Google's Loon brings internet-by-balloon to Kenya

A network of giant balloons will soon bring internet access to remote regions of rural Kenya.

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19 July 2018

Airbus inks deal to sell passenger planes to Uganda

Airbus said on Wednesday it had signed an agreement to sell two commercial passenger planes to Uganda as part of the country’s plan to revive its national airline which has been defunct for years.

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19 July 2018

Zimbabwe declares election day a public holiday

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly declared July 30 a public holiday "to enable the electorate to vote without hassles from work-related commitments".

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18 July 2018

Raising awareness of Africa’s endangered Elephants with adventure, design and passion.

British adventurer, conservationist and speaker, Holly Budge, is inspiring and educating a global audience about the devastating impacts of the elephant ivory trade

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18 July 2018

Families are still required to carry unabridged birth certificates

Despite a recent announcement by the Department of Home Affairs that their modernisation drive would eliminate the need for unabridged birth certificates, parents travelling with children are still required to carry one.

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17 July 2018

US is Tanzania’s top source of tourists

Tanzania received a total of 107,361 tourists from North America (the US, Canada and Mexico) in 2017, with the US alone accounting for 81 per cent or 87,238 of the total number, according to data compiled by the Natural Resources and Tourism ministry.

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16 July 2018

Application for Membership - Expedia

Expedia 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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13 July 2018

Zimbabwe to host Africa Youth in Tourism Conference

The Zimbabwe Youth in Tourism is set to host the second edition of the Africa Youth in Tourism at the Zimbabwe international Trade fair in Bulawayo from 19 to 24 September, 2018.

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13 July 2018

Air Tanzania to increase domestic flight destinations

National carrier Air Tanzania is set to introduce new routes in the domestic market in the next two years.

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13 July 2018

Application for Membership - EcoTraining

EcoTraining 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 July 2018

Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Eritrea after 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that, after 20 years, it will resume daily flights to Asmara, the capital and the largest city of Eritrea, on 17 July 2018.

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12 July 2018

Technology trends shaping the hospitality sector

Technology is progressively becoming the backbone of the hospitality sector, and the impact is significantly being felt by hoteliers in their interactions with consumers. Below are some of the trends shaping the sector, as highlighted on the 2018 Jumia Travel Hospitality Report.

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11 July 2018

Zambia to restock national parks to boost tourism

The Zambian government said on Tuesday that it will restock five of its national parks this year with animals in an effort to enhance the country's tourism.

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11 July 2018

Visit Rwanda reveals new adventure tourism options

Thrill-seeking travellers will soon be able to enjoy high-flying paramotoring, exciting mountain biking and some serious cycling routes in Rwanda as part of new adventure experiences unveiled by Visit Rwanda.

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10 July 2018

South African Wilderness Added to Google Map's Street View

Andre Van Kets, the founder of the Discover Africa Group, a Cape Town-based ground operator/destination management company, took it upon himself to map out the wilderness areas of South Africa for the Google Street View mapping project.

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10 July 2018

Application for Membership - Bespoke Safaris

Bespoke 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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09 July 2018

Ethiopia and Eritrea declare end of war

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed a declaration saying that the state of war between the two countries is over.

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09 July 2018

Scientists in Europe Announce a Breakthrough to Rescue the Northern White Rhinos

On March 18, 2018, the world was devastated by the loss of Sudan, the last male of his kind, to age-related illnesses. It struck a terrible blow for the species, who were then functionally extinct. Thanks to the continued dedication from scientists, conservationists and philanthropists across the world however, the miracle of their renaissance may now actually become a reality.

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06 July 2018

Air Madagascar launches domestic subsidiary Tsaradia

Air Madagascar said it launched its new domestic subsidiary, Tsaradia, on July 2, pushing ahead with a key part of the turnaround plan it is undertaking with strategic partner Air Austral.

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05 July 2018

Fiona Jeffery OBE appointed new Chair of Atta

Leading responsible tourism campaigner and industry expert Fiona Jeffery OBE has been appointed new Chair of the African Travel & Tourism Association, succeeding former chair Julian Edmunds.

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04 July 2018

Air France proposes Nairobi increase from 31 March 2019

Air France in preliminary schedule filing for Northern summer 2019 season filed additional service for Paris CDG – Nairobi route, currently operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. From 31MAR19, the airline displays 5 weekly flights, instead of 3.

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04 July 2018

Cape Town proves its resilience as a water-smart destination!

Due to sustained and heavy rains over the last two months, Cape Town’s dams have collectively increased by over 20 percentage points.

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03 July 2018

AU Commissioner for Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism - Tourism Supports 21 Million Jobs in Africa

The African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism, H.E. Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid said that the Tourism industry employs over 21 million people in Africa, hence accounting for 6.5 per cent of the total work force in the African continent.

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03 July 2018

Application for Membership - Glen Avon Lodge CC

Glen Avon Lodge CC 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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02 July 2018

The tide is turning Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

In a sign that Botswana is likely to climb down on its earlier official position not to convince parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to legalise commercial ivory trade, the Botswana Parliament has lifted a ban on elephant hunting.

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02 July 2018

SANParks announces countrywide free access week dates

From 10 to 14 September 2018, South African National Parks (SANParks) will be hosting its annual SA National Parks Week - a worldwide campaign focused on giving people free access to national parks. The week gives day visitors free access to most of the 21 national parks, with special emphasis on ensuring that people from local communities close to parks get to know and experience a national park.

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02 July 2018

Application for Membership - Wild Things Safaris

Wild Things 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 July 2018

Tanzania and Burundi ditch joint East African destination marketing

News are emerging from the just ended East African Community ministerial sectoral meeting on tourism and wildlife, that Tanzania and Burundi have decided to go it alone vis a vis marketing their countries.

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01 July 2018

Ethiopia: More Works to Promote Tourism Potential

Culture and Tourism sub-sector is an important sector that has an impact on development of country's economy. It goes without saying that the sector has far-reaching impact on the socio-economic development of the citizenry for it generate income and create ample jobs.

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