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.

06 May 2021

Uganda Airlines heads for Jo’burg

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Uganda Airlines is planning to start its services between Entebbe and Johannesburg OR Tambo on Monday, May 31.

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06 May 2021

Fully-vaccinated St Helena reopens to tourism

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On completion of the island-wide vaccination programme, St Helena has opened its doors once more to overseas visitors. The second most remote inhabited island in the world, guests will be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes, outstanding marine life, historic heritage and the warm and friendly local community spirit typical of the British Overseas Territory.

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05 May 2021

NAMIBIA: Wildlife Angel deploys anti-poaching mission to Etosha Park

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Rangers in the Etosha National Park in northern Namibia will receive capacity building in the fight against wildlife crime. The 15-day training will be delivered from mid-May 2021 by members of Wildlife Angel, a French non-governmental organisation (NGO). The organisation has launched a fundraising campaign for its mission to Namibia.

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05 May 2021

Vic Falls revs up for revival

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Despite the impact of the pandemic on the Victoria Falls area – where around 80% of the community is reliant on tourism – the local community has banded together and put a number of unique initiatives in place to prepare the region for revival.

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05 May 2021

Vic Falls, Bots flights launched

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TRAVELLERS can now enjoy day trips between Chobe in Botswana and Victoria Falls after Mack Air successfully landed in Victoria Falls on Saturday, marking the start of scheduled flights between the two destinations.

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04 May 2021

South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister says

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South Africa will clamp down on captive lion breeding after a review panel concluded the industry risked the conservation of wild lions and harmed tourism, the environment minister said on Sunday, 2 May.

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04 May 2021

Airlink to resume Lodge Link flights

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Airlink will resume its air transfer services in a 12-seater turboprop aircraft to lodges, providing direct connectivity beyond Skukuza and Nelspruit KMIA airport to three well-known safari lodge strips – Arathusa, Londolozi, and Phinda Private Game Reserve on July 1.

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04 May 2021

Application for Membership - Dion Wines and Spirits East Africa

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Dion Wines and Spirits East Africa 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 May 2021

UNWTO and Google Partner to Guide Restart of African Tourism

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to advance its commitment to the African tourism sector by partnering with Google to help destinations gain expert insights into data management and digital marketing.

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03 May 2021

Artificial intelligence to help combat elephant poaching

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Every 15 minutes, an African elephant is killed by a poacher. New artificial intelligence (AI) technology may well change this disturbing statistic.

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