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.

27 September 2022

Emirates reaffirms commitment to South Africa with expanded flight schedules across its three gateways

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Emirates will be bringing new travel opportunities, choice and convenience for customers traveling to and from South Africa with additional services to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

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26 September 2022

Madagascar Reduces Visa Fees

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Madagascar’s Ministry of Tourism has announced that, for visits of up to 15 days, travellers will no longer need to pay a visa fee to enter the country. Only a €10 fee for border control formalities is required for such short trips. The cost of 30-day visas remains at €35.

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26 September 2022

Air Belgium signs agreement with Airlink

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Air Belgium has signed a new commercial agreement with regional airline, Airlink. The deal aims to link customers travelling to or from Brussels with 36 Southern African destinations.

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26 September 2022

Lift launches Joburg - Durban flights

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South African domestic airline, Lift has introduced a new flight route between Johannesburg and Durban - its first step to connecting the popular 'Golden Triangle' between Johannesburg - Durban - Cape Town.

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26 September 2022

Regenerative Travel welcomes four new members to its Regenerative Hotels community in Egypt, Kenya, Indonesia and Tanzania

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Regenerative Travel, a benefit corporation and a collection of independent hotels and lodges committed to regenerative hospitality, announce four new additions to the Regenerative Hotels community.

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23 September 2022

White rhino calves born after the largest-ever single translocation to Rwanda

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Rwanda’s Akagera National Park witnessed the birth of White rhino calves after the largest single rhino translocation ever undertaken last year.

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23 September 2022

SA Tourism launches global MegaFam project

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Encouraged by the uptake in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries after the disruptions of the past two years, SA Tourism is scaling up the implementation of its sector growth plans, with the launch MegaFam a follow-up on its 'Live Again' global campaign.

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22 September 2022

WTTC publishes ground-breaking report on how Travel & Tourism can reverse nature loss

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A new report published by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), shows how Travel & Tourism can play a critical role in halting and reversing the destruction of nature.

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22 September 2022

5 new flights launching in South Africa

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With South Africa’s domestic airline industry under increasing pressure, international airlines are taking advantage of a post-Covid boom in demand by launching several new flight paths that will come into effect before the end of the year.

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21 September 2022

Zimbabwe relocates 2 500 animals during harsh drought

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Authorities in Zimbabwe have been moving 2 500 wild animals from a reserve in the south of the country to the north, in an extensive effort to rescue wildlife from a drought where climate change is said to replace poaching as the biggest threat to wildlife in the country.

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21 September 2022

Hotel property forum comes to Jo’burg

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Radisson Hotel Group is to sponsor the 2022 API (Africa Property Investment) Hospitality Forum, taking place on September 22 in Johannesburg.

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20 September 2022

Destination West Africa Project set for launch September 24

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The initiators of Destination West Africa Project (DWAP), the duo of Goge Africa; Isaac Moses and Nneka Isaac–Moses, have announced plans to present the project to the public on September 24, 2022, at the Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos.

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20 September 2022

Kenya’s Tourism Sector Performance Report, January – August 2022

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Kenya’s Tourism Research Institute has published it’s latest Tourism Sector Performance Report for the period January – August 2022

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19 September 2022

3 trends shaping the solo travel experience

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The travel landscape has seen a significant shift over the past two years. Travellers have realigned expectations of their travel experiences; and they are more particular about where they want to go, when they want to go, and how they want to explore a destination.

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15 September 2022

Air Belgium launches direct route to Europe for South Africa

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Air Belgium has launched its new air service between Brussels, Johannesburg and Cape Town. This marks the airline's first foray into Africa.

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14 September 2022

Air Mauritius spreads its wings

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Air Mauritius is set to return to Cape Town on November 16. The twice-weekly flights between the island and CPT will be direct and non-stop (not linked to the JNB flights).

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14 September 2022

Seychelles Becomes First African Country to Fully Launch Tourism Satellite Account System

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Setting out to strengthen its tourism data system, Seychelles on Monday became the first African country to fully launch its Tourism Satellite Account (TSA).

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13 September 2022

A Wits professor wants to save rhinos – with tech used to stop nuclear bomb smugglers

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Injecting small traces of radioactive material into a rhino's horn could go a long way in halting cross-border smugglers and poachers, using the same method already stopping the movement of nuclear weapons.

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13 September 2022

Application for Membership - Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve

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Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve 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 September 2022

The Seychelles Island unveils new brand identity

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The magical Seychelles is beckoning for visits again. The beckoning is coming after its fresh look that was unveiled recently. The country, which is among the top destinations in Africa, noted that the rebranding was imperative and to enable the easy adaptation to the growing marketing and digital trends around the world.

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12 September 2022

Application for Membership - Africa Tailormade

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Africa Tailormade 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 September 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Rest In Peace

We join the nation, Africa and the World in remembering an inspirational monarch who personified grace, duty, dedication and public service. RIP, Your Majesty.

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09 September 2022

SA economic growth driven by travel sector

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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed that the South African travel and tourism sector’s GDP will drive the national economic recovery consistently over the next decade.

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08 September 2022

Application for Membership - Primate Tours

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Primate Tours 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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08 September 2022

Ethiopian to up São Paulo flights to daily

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Ethiopian Airlines will increase its São Paulo flights to daily from October 16. The flight continues on to Buenos Aires and gives South Africans a simple, fast way to reach the Argentinian capital.

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07 September 2022

Africa hospitality sector ready to take off

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Hospitality is a key economic driver, employment creator, and focal property type in regions throughout South and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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07 September 2022

East Africa a trailblazer for open skies

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The operationalisation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), a crucial continental agreement to improve air connectivity across borders, is becoming one step closer to reality with the piloting of the initiative in the East Africa Community (EAC).

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06 September 2022

Air Belgium appoints APG as its online GSA in Southern Africa

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Air Belgium has chosen APG as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in South Africa and Namibia to further support their new routes to Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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06 September 2022

Flight prices should fall this spring

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South African travellers saw an increase of almost 20% in the cost of flight tickets for travel this past winter (June to August), compared with the same period in 2019, according to travel search engine Cheapflights.co.za.

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05 September 2022

Namibia scraps COVID entry regs

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The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has announced that, with immediate effect, foreign travellers will no longer have to produce a vaccination certificate or negative PCR test result at the country’s ports of entry.

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05 September 2022

SAA in talks with British Airways over Comair franchise

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South African Airways is currently in talks with British Airways over the Comair franchise agreement it came into before the company was provincially liquidated in mid-June 2022.

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02 September 2022

FlySafair launches new route between Bloemfontein and Johannesburg

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FlySafair announced that it will launch a new route between Bloemfontein and Johannesburg in September, with a twice-weekly service every Friday and Sunday.

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02 September 2022

Emirates partners with South Africa as local airlines struggle

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The minister of tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu, has announced a partnership with middle eastern airline Emirates as domestic flight capacity remains constrained.

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01 September 2022

Prince Charles among list of prominent persons to name gorillas in Rwanda

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Rwanda has unveiled a list of prominent persons from across the globe that will name gorillas at this year’s Kwita Izina ceremony, scheduled to take place on September 2, including Prince Charles, the Secretary General of Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie Louise Mushikiwabo and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.

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01 September 2022

Tourism recovery rate at CTIA reaches five month high

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The sustained tourism recovery in international arrivals seen over the last few months, when compared to pre-pandemic levels, has continued with recovery rates at Cape Town International Airport's (CTIA) international terminal reaching the highest level over the last five months.

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