ATTA in the news

ATTA IN THE NEWS - 2021

Southern & East African Tourism Update:14 May 

The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) continues to use its position on key travel boards to put pressure on the UK government to use the correct scientific information to allow countries in Africa to move from red to amber to green.

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ATTA's GTT Report - members only 15th April

On Friday the UK Government published the Global Travel Taskforce Report around ‘The Safe Return of International Travel’. This report contains the framework relating to the protocols that will be in place for a return to ‘non-essential’ travel.

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Travel Weekly: 13 May 2021 

Region has learned lessons of previous pandemics, says African Travel and Tourism (ATTA) president Nigel Vere Nicoll. Ironically, it appears that the elephant in the room in global tourism will once again be Africa.

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Southern & East African Tourism Update: 13th April

The big challenge coming out of Africa regarding opening up tourism is the lack of statistics around the epidemiological picture and progress of vaccine roll-outs, believes Chris Mears, CEO of the African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA).

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Southern & East African Tourism Update: 13th April 

The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) is continuing its lobbying efforts – through its affiliations with Save Future Travel Coalition and the Travel Industry Alliance – to move sub-Saharan countries out of the UK’s Red List of countries.

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Travel Weekly: 31st March 

The Save Future Travel Coalition has written to government calling for sector-specific grants for travel agencies in England.

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ATTA's GTT Submission Proposal - Members only 30th March

ATTA have been actively engaged in industry groups such as the Save Future Travel Coalition (SFTC) and the Travel Industry Alliance (TIA) as well as pursuing meetings through our own contacts, all with the aim of gathering intelligence and sharing information between the various parties.

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Southern & East African Tourism Update: 5th March 

The Russian, Central and Eastern European source markets remain buoyant for travel to southern and East Africa, with domestic travellers as well as the US, UK and German markets still dominating.

This was revealed in the February Snapshot survey conducted by the African Travel & Tourism Association (ATTA) – which promotes tourism to Africa from all corners of the world.

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Southern & East African Tourism Update: 08th February

Kenya, followed equally by South Africa and Tanzania, has received the most global enquiries for travel.

This was revealed in the first January Snapshot survey conducted by the African Travel & Tourism Association (ATTA) – which promotes tourism to African from all corners of the world – highlighting that while travel to Africa is in demand, confidence to actually travel remains 50/50.

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ATTA IN THE NEWS - 2020

Travel Weekly: 17th December

Derek Moore, deputy chairman of Aito and co-founder of Explore takes stock of 2020 and looks forward to 2021. It is ironic that there is a phrase which refers to the ability to see everything clearly – 20:20 vision. For the travel industry the phrase probably indicates not a clear vision, but a vision of hell. 2020 could well be described as ‘The Year of the Unthinkable’. A year when so much of what took place was surely unimaginable, which led so many in the travel business to think the unthinkable and enact the unimaginable.

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Southern & East African Tourism Update: 24th November

Namibia has been added to the Travel Corridor list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to a statement from the UK Government.

The statement added that the government would keep the conditions in these countries, territories and regions under review. “If they worsen we will reintroduce self-isolation requirements,” reads the statement.

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Southern & East African Tourism Update: 23rd November

Rwanda has been added to the travel corridor lists for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to a statement from the UK Government.

“With direct flights from London to Kigali with RwandAir, it is now possible to travel freely between the UK and Rwanda,” said Chris Mears, CEO of the African Travel & Tourism Association (ATTA), a member-driven trade association that promotes tourism to Africa from all corners of the world.

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