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.

28 April 2022

Asky Airlines start services to Cabo Verde in June

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ASKY Airlines has announced the commencement of passenger service to the capital of Cabo Verde, Praia from June 2 this year.

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28 April 2022

Rhinos from South Africa to be reintroduced in Mozambique

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After 40 years of being locally extinct, rhinos are being reintroduced to Zinave National Park. The project – spearheaded by Exxaro Resource and Peace Parks Foundation – aims to bring both the critically endangered black rhino and the near threatened white rhino from South Africa into the park.

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27 April 2022

Cruises – more Africa marketing needed

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More marketing spend, early access to distressed inventory and favourable fares are some of the ways cruise partners like Oceania and GSAs like Cruises International could develop new markets in Africa and encourage a younger generation of cruise-goers.

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26 April 2022

WTTC launches new cyber resilience report for the global Travel & Tourism sector

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LONDON, UK - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched a major new report at its Global Summit in Manila, to help the sector’s stakeholders understand how cyber resilience is shaping the Travel & Tourism sector and plan for a safer and more robust future.

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26 April 2022

America leads a tourism comeback in Africa

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With new flights on the horizon, an overhaul of traditional seasonality and improved traveler confidence, the future for Africa's travel and tourism industry is looking up.

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25 April 2022

WTM Africa kick-starts Zim tourism

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Zimbabwe’s participation at Africa Travel Week – which included World Travel Market (WTM) Africa 2022 – in Cape Town last week was called a “resounding success” by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) who said it had kick-started the tourism sector’s recovery post-COVID.

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25 April 2022

Kenya Airways resumes flights to Madagascar

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Kenya Airways (KQ) said Monday it has resumed flights to Madagascar following the easing of travel restrictions by Antananarivo.

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22 April 2022

Ethiopian Airlines inks a tripartite deal with AFRAA and UTD Aviation Solutions to re-establish African Aviation Renaissance in MRO Services

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Ethiopian Airlines MRO, UTD Aviation Solutions and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have signed a tripartite MoU to work together on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services in pursuance of The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI).

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22 April 2022

Mozambique lifts COVID-19 ‘disaster’ status

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Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi lifted a 19-month-long state of “public disaster” aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.

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21 April 2022

Eco badges will grow in importance for tourism industry as travelers seek increased transparency

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Many travelers now require higher levels of transparency from companies in terms of their environmental performance, with GlobalData’s poll* finding that almost 75% of global consumers agreed that the introduction of sustainability labels on products should be mandatory.

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21 April 2022

Lindiwe Sisula, Minister of Tourism, South Africa: keynote speaker at WTTC Global Summit 2022

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Lindiwe Sisulu, South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, is among the dignitaries speaking at the WTTC Global Summit 2022 in Manila, Philippines, with her focus on accelerating the recovery efforts in the travel and tourism sector.

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20 April 2022

DoT finally approves Delta’s triangular route

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Delta Air Lines’ application to fly a triangular route between Atlanta, Johannesburg and Cape Town has finally been approved by national government – a move welcomed by the Western Cape government, which had reinstated an intergovernmental dispute process last month to ensure a speedy resolution.

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20 April 2022

Tanzania’s President is on a Royal Tour to promote Tourism

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Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan is in the United States for a business and diplomatic tour that will see her launching the Royal Tour documentary in New York this Monday.

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19 April 2022

Zim Tourism Sector Recovery Gathers Pace

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The participation of local tourism players in the World Travel Market Africa (WTM) tourism show in Cape Town, South Africa, last week is the start of the sector's recovery post-Covid-19, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has said.

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19 April 2022

Ethiopian Ministry Of Tourism And UNESCO Discuss Joint Efforts To Promote Sustainable Tourism

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Ethiopia and Africa at large, have the most cultural and natural heritage resources, yet the least inscribed in the World heritage sites.

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18 April 2022

Updates introduced to South Africa’s e-visa system

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Through a number of technology-based initiatives, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) seeks to simplify its e-visa system to make it easier to enter and exit South Africa.

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13 April 2022

Ethiopian Airlines resumes its Addis Ababa to Bengaluru flight

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Bengaluru is dubbed ‘Silicon Valley of India’ and serves as the center of technology and innovation

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13 April 2022

ATW Trend Report – positive prospects

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Independent tourism and hospitality industry consultant, Gillian Saunders, who presented the ATW Trend Report 2022 on Monday (April 11), was upbeat about the prospects for recovery for the tourism sector. She said 2022 was an exciting year for tourism.

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12 April 2022

African tourism ministers highlight green tourism, connectivity for tourism development

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Tourism ministers and officials from a number of African countries on Monday joined a tourism roundtable here, highlighting green tourism, connectivity, among others, for Africa's tourism growth.

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11 April 2022

Global tourism makes strong start in 2022

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International tourism continued its recovery in January 2022, with a much better performance compared with the comparatively weaker start to 2021.

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11 April 2022

New Iata data shows that air traffic recovery is off to a strong start in 2022

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The war in Ukraine did not affect air traffic demand, with passenger numbers increasing for February 2022, according to the International Transport Association (Iata).

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08 April 2022

Eswatini drops PCRs for vaxxed visitors

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Eswatini has reopened to all vaccinated international visitors without the need for a negative PCR test result.

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08 April 2022

Uganda Wildlife Authority Signs New Agreements to Support Conservation Tourism

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The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has today signed concession agreements with Wildplaces Africa and Tian Tang Group to develop high-end tourism accommodation facilities in Murchison Falls National Park and Kyambura Wildlife Reserve in the Queen Elizabeth Protected Area.

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07 April 2022

Corporate travel gallops ahead

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During the pandemic, industry-watchers forecast that corporate travel would take a long, long time to come back.

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07 April 2022

Malawi: Chakwera Launches Tourism Masterplan - Urges Citizens On Positive Talk for Country

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In a bid to strengthen tourism in the country, Malawi leader President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera Monday unveiled a mouth-watering $660 million tourism investment masterplan that will help map up the infrastructure development for the nation.

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06 April 2022

National State of Disaster: ‘It’s done!’

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The lifting of the National State of Disaster. – after 750 days – announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on April 4, has been widely welcomed.

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06 April 2022

Rwanda tourism revenue up 25 pct last year despite pandemic

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Rwanda's tourism revenues increased by 25 percent from 131 million U.S. dollars in 2020 to 164 million U.S. dollars in 2021, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said Tuesday.

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05 April 2022

Balule Nature Reserve celebrates anti-poaching milestone

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Balule Nature Reserve, thanks to its incredibly dedicated team, is celebrating 500 days without a rhino being killed as a result of poaching.

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05 April 2022

Air Belgium plans to operate seasonal flights to SA

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Cape Town Air Access has welcomed Air Belgium's plans to launch flights to Cape Town in September. The leisure-oriented Belgian airline is in the process of expanding its fleet to enable for the launch of new routes to South Africa, with Johannesburg and Cape Town being the carrier's only continental Africa flights.

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04 April 2022

The Kruger is eyeing boat cruises and underground hides – with SANParks calling for investors

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The Kruger National Park is looking to offer a boat cruise or floating deck on the Pioneer Dam, as well as the construction of underground hides for wildlife photographers.

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04 April 2022

Cape Town welcomes Turkish Airlines Dreamliner aircraft

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Cape Town International Airport played host to Turkish Airlines’ prestigious Boeing 787-9 on 1 April, the first time the airline has used the Dreamliner on a flight to Africa.

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01 April 2022

New grading rules for hotels in East Africa coming

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A new classification criteria for hotels and restaurants in East Africa is under review. The review is aimed to standardize services offered by the accommodation facilities in the region.

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01 April 2022

First National Tourism Satellite Account Launched in Zimbabwe

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The Account shows the size and significance of the tourism sector for the Zimbabwean economy, based on the last available pre-COVID-19 data and on data gathered before the formal transition of national currency from US dollar into the Zimbabwean Dollar.

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01 April 2022

Application for Membership - Gane and Marshall International

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Gane and Marshall International 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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