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News from our Members

Sent to all our members on a daily basis, below is a full collection of news stories from across the membership.

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28 February 2022

AFRICAN – The Fine Art of Travel: comeback of the glossy magazine for the German-speaking market 

African Magazine

The new issue of AFRICAN - The Fine Art of Travel has been published. Following a COVID-induced break, the team behind the high-end German-language travel magazine started 2022 on a positive note, by once again taking readers on a sophisticated, heartfelt and authentic journey throughout Africa.

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25 February 2022

Ourafrica.Travel Partners With The Africa Hub For Destination Training Week

OurAfrica.Travel

The third OurAfrica.Travel virtual trade show will take place between 22 March and 1 April 2022. The easy-to-use platform will officially launch on 8 March, offering 11 preparation networking days to set up meetings.

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25 February 2022

Umkumbe Bush Lodge in the Sabi Sand joins Stars of Africa

Stars of Africa

I am pleased to advise that Umkumbe Bush Lodge, located in the Sabi Sand in the Greater Kruger, has joined my portfolio. Going forward Umkumbe Bush Lodge has decided to handle their reservations in-house and have appointed Stars of Africa to represent them as regards Trade Sales & Marketing.

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25 February 2022

New ATTA® members this month – February 2022

ATTA®

James Hallam - Professional Partners - United Kingdom | OurAfrica.Travel - Professional Partners - South Africa | Travlaw Legal Services - Professional Partners - United Kingdom | Khwai Expeditions Camp - Accommodation Suppliers - Botswana | Safari Stays - African Based Travel Specialist - Botswana | USTOA - Tourism Organisation - United States | Wayfairer Travel (Re-joined) - UK Based Travel Specialist - United Kingdom | Excellent Guides Tours and Safaris - African Based Travel Specialist – Tanzania | Kora Journeys - Solo Professional - United States

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24 February 2022

Tanzania’s AuricAir updates terms and conditions for selected routes

Auric Air Services

Dear Partners, Warm greetings from Auric Air Services Limited! We thank you for continuing to choose us as your preferred travel partner. Rest assured, our commitment to providing safe and reliable services remains firm as always.

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24 February 2022

Wilderness Rwanda and CITW Support the Gishwati Community and Gisunzu Primary School

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris Rwanda and its non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), continue to positively impact their communities neighbouring Gishwati-Mukura National Park.

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24 February 2022

Webinar, Wine and Fam Trips with CRAFTED AFRICA

Crafted Africa

Some exciting news from the warm heart of Africa... We will be hosting a webinar (with 2 sessions) next week Thursday the 3rd of March.

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22 February 2022

A new shared air charter between Laikipia and the Masai Mara

Scenic Air Safaris

We are extremely proud to announce a new partnership with Lewa based Air Wilderness. On 01st June, we will be launching a shared air charter operation between Lewa, Laikipia and the Masai Mara.

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22 February 2022

Jenman African Safaris Updated Guided Group Tour: Botswana Wildlife Breakaway

Jenman African Safaris

Our Botswana Wildlife Breakaway itinerary celebrates the diverse landscapes of Botswana as well as Zimbabwe. Our product team has spent time adapting the itinerary, now starting in Maun and ending in Victoria Falls.

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22 February 2022

New Developments - Khwai Expeditions Camp

Khwai Expeditions Camp

Excited to announce and share some new developments at khwai Expeditions camp. A brand new additional plunge pool!

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21 February 2022

Air Wilderness Brings You A New Shared Air Charter: Lewa - Masai Mara - Lewa

Lewa Wilderness

Our private charter company, Air Wilderness, is delighted to announce its partnership with Scenic Air to bring you a daily flight from Lewa Downs to the Maasai Mara and back to Lewa starting from 01st June 2022.

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21 February 2022

Kilimanjaro Cable Car Project - A Very High Threat

ATTA®

ATTA® is supporting our members in Tanzania and our fellow organisation, The Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO), in their quest to put a stop to the proposal to erect a permanent cable car up the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro . ATTA® promotes and encourages sustainable tourism which is in harmony with nature and the landscape as well as with the culture of the local people. This project achieves quite the reverse and we believe will have an irreparable impact onthis iconic world heritage site.

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21 February 2022

Going From Strength To Strength

Miracle Experiences Tanzania

Over the last four years, Miracle Experience has grown from having only one to six hot air balloons boosting our daily passenger capacity up to 90 seats.

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17 February 2022

2023 Rates & New documents

HBD Príncipe Island

We have released our new 2023 rates, valid until 30 September 2023. As a thank you for your support over the last two years, we have frozen our rates across the board and there will be no increase for this period.

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17 February 2022

Dream Hotels & Resorts launches boutique spas with Mangwanani

Dream Hotels & Resorts

Dream Hotels & Resorts (DHR) is pleased to announce the launch of Mangwanani Dream Spas, a series of boutique spas in collaboration with Mangwanani African Spa.

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16 February 2022

TUESDAY TALK Islands in Africa

Classic Portfolio

Join us as we discover Seychelles, Príncipe and Mozambique. From remote coral atolls and a marine reserve archipelago to a volcanic paradise covered in a rainforest.

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15 February 2022

Don't Worry Be Happy - We've got you Covered

Natural Selection

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED, SHOULD YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID IN BOTSWANA. It’s so nice to see the world starting to travel again. There seems to be something upbeat in the air and a really positive feeling as travellers take to the skies again in hot pursuit of wild open spaces and their freedom.

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14 February 2022

News From the Explorations Company

The Explorations Company

The Explorations Company is delighted to announce that it has joined Viadi Group SA. Viadi is a Swiss based investment company established by the founders of the Leo Trippi and Villa Guru brands.

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14 February 2022

Remembering African Wild Dogs Book Launch

Painted Wolf Wines

Painted Wolf Wines is delighted to be hosting the South African launch of 'Remembering African Wild Dogs' on Tuesday 22 February.

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11 February 2022

Wilderness Safaris and White Desert Introduce Latest Africa and Antarctica Journeys

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris and White Desert have come together once again, to design two adventure-packed joint itineraries featuring the best of Africa and Antarctica, set to take place in January 2023.

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11 February 2022

Regional Air Services - Daily Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam – Serengeti Schedule

Regional Air Services

Daily Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam – Serengeti Schedule We wish to inform you of the new schedule service from Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam to Serengeti. This is a morning schedule. Below are the flight timings;

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10 February 2022

A brand new website & we're in the news!

HBD Príncipe Island

Lighter, brighter and easier to use than ever before: An easy to use and informative Experiences page, detailing our included Signature Experiences, Additional Experiences and Independent Excursions for all guests at Sundy Praia and Roça Sundy.

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09 February 2022

Airlink launches non-stop Durban – Mbombela (Nelspruit) flights.

Airlink

Airlink, Southern Africa’s premier airline, will re-introduce scheduled direct services between Durban and Mbombela Kruger Mpumulanga International (KMIA) from 04 April 2022.

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08 February 2022

Our Migori-Tarime Service Is Back!!

AirKenya Express

We are excited to start off the month of love with some good news. We shall resume our Migori-Tarime service on 10th February 2022 following the green light by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA). Our Maasai Mara to Serengeti service will effectively resume the same day.

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08 February 2022

Serena Hotels publish new cancellation and deposit policies

Serena Hotels

Serena Hotels recognizes that whilst the current uncertain climate remains and continues to have impact on travel, there also continues to be development with management of the Covid -19 pandemic that is enabling potential clients to make travel commitments.

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07 February 2022

Webinar Registration - A Guide on Selling Zambia!

Zambian Ground Handlers

Zambian Ground Handlers will be hosting a webinar  on Wednesday 23rd February at 2pm GMT. They will focus on various tips to help you sell Zambia, new camps and special offers will be discussed as will up coming fam trips and the latest news on access and getting around the country.

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04 February 2022

A new look and a new website for 2022

HBD Príncipe Island

We're kicking off 2022 with a brand new website, updated collateral and 2023 rates. We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website, alongside a refreshed look and feel for the HBD Príncipe brand.

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04 February 2022

Restored railway carriage now available for exclusive hire at Mantis Founders Lodge in South Africa

Mantis Collection

Mantis, a leading conservation-focused hospitality group with luxury hotels, eco-lodges, waterways and impact experiences located across the globe, has announced the opening of the lovingly restored Founders Railway Carriage, at Mantis Founders Lodge located 72km from Gqeberha.

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04 February 2022

Join us! City Focus: Cape Town Webinar | Tuesday 08th Feb - 2pm (UK)

The Africa Hub

The Africa Hub are delighted to kick off their brand new webinar series "City Focus" with one of Africa's most diverse and vibrant cities - Cape Town.

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03 February 2022

Leading Zimbabwean Tourism Operator Hopes for a Buoyant 2022 As Travel Restrictions Are Eased

Africa Albida Tourism

The easing of Covid-19 related travel restrictions - and particularly the removal of mandatory quarantine - by the Zimbabwean government, has been hailed a “lifesaver” for tourism by Victoria Falls-based hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism.

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03 February 2022

Two new camps open in the Okavango Delta and Khwai Community Concession

Stars of Africa

Stars of Africa is delighted to announce the opening of two new camps in Botswana. Mogogelo Camp is a classic tented safari camp in a private concession (NG34) in the Okavango Delta.

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03 February 2022

Guided family holidays in Namibia – Africa-Experience’s signature small group experiences now designed with families in mind

Africa-Experience

An adventure in the great outdoors for active and nature-loving families: Travelling in a small group together with other families and staying at family-friendly lodges.

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02 February 2022

Every Dog Has Its Day

Natural Selection

As part of vaccination and sterilization outreach initiative in November 2021, we worked together with the Maun Animal Welfare Society (MAWS) and Botswana Predator Conservation Trust to vaccinate village dogs in order to protect the African Wild Dog population.

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02 February 2022

Camp Sossus - Immersive Exploration - Opening April 2022 for Everyone!

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Yes, you’ve read that right! We have now had time to align our post-Covid operations properly, and to take into account the experience gained since the opening of ONDULI RIDGE (link) in July 2021.

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01 February 2022

A New Dawn for Uganda’s Tourism as a New Destination Brand is Launched

ATTA®

KAMPALA, UGANDA: As the world starts to recover from the effects of the pandemic and opening up borders and skies to global tourism, Uganda, has refreshed its tourism destination brand promise, with the unveiling of a new brand identity that will showcase an adventure of a lifetime to global visitors.

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