News from ATTA

News from ATTA consists of a combination of news from the African continent with relevance to African Tourism along with news about ATTA for the benefit of our members.

17 December 2020

British Airways to end flights between London and Durban

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The aviation sector is still in crisis mode, with most airlines scaling down their operations, shrinking their route networks, returning aircraft to lessors, retrenching staff and terminating routes they operate.

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17 December 2020

Air Austral postpones Johannesburg-Réunion route

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Air Austral has postponed the reintroduction of its Johannesburg-Réunion service from December 20 to January 19.

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16 December 2020

SANParks releases stricter measures for Garden Route

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has introduced stricter measures to curb infections for three of its sections including Tsitsikamma, Knysna and Wilderness effective from December 16, 2020.

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16 December 2020

Air Austral restarts JNB flights

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Air Austral plans to reintroduce flights between Johannesburg and St Denis in Réunion on December 22, just in time for Christmas.

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15 December 2020

Boost in Air Connectivity as British Airways flies to Tropical Paradise Seychelles

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The Seychelles International airport of Pointe Larue welcomed British Airways again on its grounds on Sunday, December 13, 2020, after a four-week break from the safe tropical island destination.

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15 December 2020

Happening at The Waterhole

133 ATTA members have congregated from around the globe. Recent questions and topics have included: Current Terms & Conditions, Covid-19 Testing in Botswana & Kenya, Consumer watch results, 12 Days of Giving - positive inspiration.

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14 December 2020

Virgin confirms Cape Town-London route

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Earlier this year, Virgin Atlantic announced plans to launch a seasonal Cape Town-London route during December. Despite the difficulties experienced this year, the airline is forging ahead with these plans and has confirmed to Travel News that its first flight to Cape Town will depart from London Heathrow on December 20.

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14 December 2020

Namibia to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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Namibia will soon receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine. The country has contributed to the Covax global COVID-19 vaccine distribution scheme co-led by the World Health Organization, and has appointed a team to prepare the necessary infrastructure to store and administer it in the country.

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11 December 2020

Ethiopian Airlines Doubles Service to Moscow

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Ethiopian Airlines has introduced its second weekly flight to Addis Ababa from Domodedovo Airport, Moscow.

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11 December 2020

Aquila Private Game Reserve welcomes healthy rhino calf

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Aquila Private Game Reserve welcomes healthy rhino calf

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11 December 2020

ATTA HQ Christmas 2020

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ATTA HQ will be closed over the Christmas & New Year period. For more information see below

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10 December 2020

ATTA International Flight Access

As travel slowly resumes into parts of Africa, flight schedules have changed dramatically. To help understand what is currently operating and what is not, we have created a "Go To" reference of the main carriers flying internationally.

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10 December 2020

New Tanzania Tourism Minister Announced

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Announcing his new ministerial cabinet last weekend, Tanzania President John Magufuli has appointed Dr. Damas Ndumbaru the new Tanzania Tourism Minister with his official title being Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism.

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10 December 2020

Cape Town International sees increase in flights

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The pandemic and lockdown put a severe strain on airports and airlines across the world. Cape Town International Airport has been slowly seeing an increase in flights as airlines restart and passengers feel more comfortable making trips.

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09 December 2020

Fastjet restores Joburg-Vic Falls route

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Fastjet has been ramping up its services between South Africa and Zimbabwe since the reopening of borders. The low-cost airline, which is currently operating five flights a day between Johannesburg and Harare and five flights a week between Johannesburg and Bulawayo, reintroduced its Johannesburg-Victoria Falls service this week.

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09 December 2020

British Airways resumes domestic operations in SA

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Comair announced on Wednesday, December 9 that domestic British Airways flights have resumed in South Africa.

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08 December 2020

East African airline bound for JNB

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Uganda Airlines, based at Entebbe, has been planning direct operations into South Africa since its launch in August last year.

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08 December 2020

Kruger International Airport welcomes black impala to resident herd

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Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport welcomed a black impala lamb to its local herd. The new lamb is the first of its kind to be born within the airport’s parameters.

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08 December 2020

Application for Membership - Adele Wise Travel Boutique

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Adele Wise Travel Boutique 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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07 December 2020

Application for Membership - Liz Harper Travel

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Liz Harper 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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07 December 2020

SANParks celebrates South Africa’s first black game capture-rated pilot

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SANParks announced the historic news that David Simelane has officially been named as South Africa’s first black game capture-rated pilot.

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07 December 2020

Rwanda invests in cycling, helps boost clean air and jobs

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Rwanda is one of the leading countries in Africa in bicycle innovations. Recognising the need for various harmonising agendas, the government has supported the development of policies, methodologies and initiatives that emphasise the cross-cutting nature of sustainable mobility initiatives and the importance of mobilising funds for meaningful interventions.

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04 December 2020

Kenya: Bomas, KICC merger plan in tourism revival strategy

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The government plans to merge the management of its two iconic conferencing facilities in Nairobi in the next two years in efforts to accelerate the recovery of the tourism sector.

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04 December 2020

Updated rules for local and international travel – airports open to all

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President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in a national address on December 3 that the Nelson Mandela Bay district is now declared a COVID-19 hotspot and as such will be subjected to additional regulations.

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03 December 2020

Second US carrier pushes back restart date for Cape Town flights

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United Airlines was expected to relaunch direct flights between New York and Cape Town in December. The airline operates a seasonal service on the route, offering direct flights between Cape Town and New York from December to March.

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03 December 2020

Fastjet returns to the Victoria Falls – Johannesburg route three times a week

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Fastjet Zimbabwe earlier today announced the resumption of flights between Victoria Falls, International Airport and Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport from today Thursday, 03rd of December 2020.

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02 December 2020

South Africa Announces Campaign For Summer

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South African Tourism (SAT) aims to inspire travelers to go out and enjoy their country and summer, differently. Starting in the Northern Cape, the Summer Different convoy will travel through each one of South Africa’s nine provinces to shine a spotlight on some of the most spectacular parts of the country and unearth the hidden gems in every province.

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02 December 2020

Application for Membership - Hunter Hotels

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Hunter Hotels 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 December 2020

Zanzibar Targets 2.3tri Tsh Investments in Tourism

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ZANZIBAR's tourism industry is gradually recovering, amid prospects of increased investments from 500 million US dollars to over a billion dollar

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