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News from our Members

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31 March 2022

Bushtracks is Thrilled to Announce Our Merger!

Bushtracks

The Tett brothers were born into a sixth-generation African family and have run two separate enterprises for many years. Bushtracks Expeditions, situated in California, and Bushtracks Africa, based in the Kaza Region around Victoria Falls, in the heart of Africa.

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31 March 2022

In celebration of a lifelong love of food

Singita

As an integral part of every Singita stay, our food journey is renowned for its holistic farm-to-table approach, and each culinary experience is an opportunity for treasured time and connection with loved ones.

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31 March 2022

Tourism Industry Joins Forces for Humanitarian Vision Outreach in Botswana

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris Botswana and non-profit Children in the Wilderness (CITW) have partnered with humanitarian Anton Poplett of 4x4 OutFar and Global Vision 2020 on an eye-screening initiative to test hundreds of children aged 10-14 in 17 schools in Botswana’s remote North-West District.

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30 March 2022

New ATTA® members this month – March 2022

ATTA®

Urth Expedition - North American Based Travel Specialist - United States ATI Holidays (Africa Tourist Info) - African Based Travel Specialist – Namibia Miles Fanning Legal Services Limited - Professional Partners - United Kingdom Rift Valley Expeditions - African Based Travel Specialist – Spain Africa Kenya Safaris - African Based Travel Specialist – Kenya Lord Charles Hotel - Accommodation Suppliers - South Africa MORE Family Collection - Accommodation Suppliers - South Africa

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30 March 2022

Tanzania’s Coastal Aviation gives important news updates for passengers

Coastal Aviation

Tanzania has also removed the PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers. Coastal will, for the time being, maintain the present Covid policy. Global trends and events will be monitored and assessed, and reviews of the policy will be made accordingly.

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30 March 2022

African Bush Camps Opens Lolebezi in Lower Zambezi National, Zambia

African Bush Camps

Opening June 2022, new light-on-earth luxury camp along the Zambezi River expands offering in Zambia to two luxury lodges, allowing guests to experience Zambian culture, design, and ABC’s renowned guides

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28 March 2022

Umlingo introduces Onguma Camp Kala which launches November 2022

Umlingo UK - Travel PR Services

Umlingo Travel PR is delighted to introduce Onguma Camp Kala  - a new, high-end lodge opening on the eastern border of the famous Etosha National Park, Namibia in November 2022.

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28 March 2022

Wild Adventure That’s Good For The Soul - Natural Selection Safaris

Natural Selection

Introducing our Botswana Conservation Itinerary  AN ENRICHING 8 DAY SAFARI EXPERIENCE More of us are making conscious decisions about travelling in a more eco-friendly, impactful, and ethical way.

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25 March 2022

First Glass-Bottomed Hot Air Balloon in Africa!

Miracle Experiences Tanzania

We are proud to announce that we are now offering a one-of-a-kind experience with our latest Glass Bottom Balloon (The first ever in all of Africa!) Our first flight soared over in Seronera this month, above the plains of central Serengeti.

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25 March 2022

[EVENT] Luxury Guest Expectations in 2022: A Unique Insight with Scott Dunn

Vamoos

Luxury guests are unique. And their requirements are individual and ever-evolving. What they are looking for one year is different from the next. How do you keep up?

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25 March 2022

New Mombo Head Chef Champions Camp's Sustainable Dining Menu

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris Mombo, set in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tonderai Chipfupi as its Head Chef, coinciding with the camp’s roll-out of an outstanding new Earth-to-plate sustainable dining menu.

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24 March 2022

Mesfin Tasew Appointed as New CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group

Ethiopian Airlines

The Board of Management of Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Mesfin Tasew Bekele, as Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group, effective March 23, 2022.

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24 March 2022

Remembering Gillie Levitan

Scenic Air Safaris

We are extremely sad to share the news that Gillie Levitan lost her battle with cancer and passed away peacefully on Monday 22nd March at home in Vipingo. With sadness in our hearts, we find solace in the knowing that Gillie has gone to a better place.

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24 March 2022

The heart of Selous Safari Company

Selous Safari Company

Selous Safari Company (SSC) was established in 1988. Thirty-four years later we are raising a glass to ten of our amazing team members who have been part of the team for over 20 years.

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21 March 2022

Wildlife Photographers Compete to Save Pangolins

Pangolin Photo Safaris

Following on from the huge success of the first Pangolin Photo Challenge in 2021 Pangolin Photo Safaris has once again launched an even more ambitious photo contest for 2022.

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21 March 2022

Developments at Khwai Expeditions Camp

Khwai Expeditions Camp

We are excited to announce that the new developments at Khwai Expeditions Camp. We have recently included and completed slightly raised walkways that connect and link all our Luxury Guest Rooms and the dining, bar and main areas of the camp.

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18 March 2022

What Is A Trade Mark?

Louis Nel -The-Lawyer

I regularly come across various issues pertaining to trade marks such as infringements, the perception that a registered company or close corporation is adequate, regional/territorial names used and many others.

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17 March 2022

Episode 2: Jenman Guided Group Tours: Great Trans-African Lodge Safari

Jenman African Safaris

During our second episode of ‘Jenman Guide Group Tours’, we focus on our Great Trans-African Lodge Safari. From the breathtaking magnitude of Namibia’s desert and dunes, to the water’s edge of the Okavango Delta to the wildlife finale of Hwange National Park, this tour is sure to leave you wanting more African adventure.

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16 March 2022

Thornybush appoint Small World Marketing to represent their luxury Greater Kruger lodges in the UK and Europe

Small World Marketing

Small World Marketing has been appointed to represent Thornybush in the UK and European market, further enriching its portfolio of prestigious properties in Africa with this exceptional addition.

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14 March 2022

Africa-Experience offers Availability Lists for group safaris, tours and trekking departures

Africa-Experience

With our Availability Lists for 2022, you are always just a few clicks away from seeing whether there is still space remaining on the safari, tour or trekking departure which your guests are interested in.

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11 March 2022

Wilderness Zimbabwe Launches New Farm-to-Table Projects with Tsholotsho Community

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe and its non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), have implemented a number of farm-to-table food-security initiatives in the Tsholotsho District next to Hwange National Park.

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11 March 2022

Join us - Destination Training Week | 14 -21 March 2022 @ 2pm (UK) daily

The Africa Hub

We are excited to announce an exciting NEW initiative between OurAfrica.Travel and The Africa Hub where we will bring you our “15 Minute Focus” – Destination Training Week.

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10 March 2022

The Adventure Connection launches Nile Cruise Fam Trip in Egypt for April 2022

The Adventure Connection

‘Life on the Nile’ - April 2022 The Adventure Connection has launched a Nile Cruise Fam Trip aboard the luxurious Champollion II all the way from Cairo to Aswan.

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10 March 2022

Empowering women to rise

Singita

As a company built on the foundations of sustainability and with a 100-year purpose to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for future generations, Singita aims to champion programmes and initiatives that drive equality and upliftment.

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09 March 2022

Wilderness Safaris and Panthera Introduce Unique Lion Conservation Trip to Zambia

Wilderness Safaris

As part of their shared commitment to protecting Africa’s wildlife, Wilderness Safaris and Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organisation, have partnered to create an impactful journey to Zambia, dedicated to lion conservation.

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08 March 2022

Experience Siruai, an authentic Exclusive Mobile Safari Camp

The Safari Collection

The Siruai Mobile Camp will be open again between 25 April 2022 - 15 October 2022 and 16 December 2022 - 15 January 2023.

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07 March 2022

Vumbura - A Story of Trust and Commitment (Impact)

Wilderness Safaris

Reopening in April, the completely refurbished Vumbura Plains’ fresh new look and feel celebrates its sense of place within the local culture and Okavango Delta.

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04 March 2022

Join us! Introduction to Botswana | Tues, 08 Mar 2022 @ 2pm (UK)

The Africa Hub

Join us on Tuesday for our re-launch of Botswana, where you will be guided through each region's USPs and how you can combine them, giving you the perfect toolkit to sell the destination.

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03 March 2022

Changes at ATTA

ATTA®

Sadly, Kate Kenward has left ATTA® to resume her work as a consultant, having successfully completed the first phase of her contracted services with ATTA®. Further plans to drive the association forward were in the pipeline, but this month the Management Board has had to make the difficult decision to scale back on expenditure due to the current uncertain financial climate, which has threatened the profitability of our exhibitions and events programme.

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03 March 2022

Mahlatini celebrates 20 years of ‘Life’s Great Journeys’

Mahlatini Luxury Travel

Mahlatini marks a major milestone this month as it celebrates 20 years in luxury African travel. Born in 2002 from a personal passion for safari, selling only South Africa to the UK market; Mahlatini has since curated thousands of extraordinary bespoke trips across sub-Sahara Africa and the Indian Ocean to a global client base, with a team based in UK, Europe and South Africa.

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03 March 2022

A Race Against Time

Natural Selection

NATURAL SELECTION AND ETOSHA HEIGHTS PRIVATE RESERVE SUPPORT THE RELOCATION OF THREATENED CHEETAH.

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03 March 2022

Bringing 36 Years of Experience to Rwanda

Cheli & Peacock Safaris (DMC)

Cheli & Peacock Safaris are incredibly proud to announce the opening of our third office in the heart of the land of a thousand hills; Kigali, Rwanda.

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02 March 2022

Ethiopian Airlines Flexible Cancellation Policy

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines UK is pleased to announce a flexible cancellation fee policy for UK tour operators.  Effective immediately and until further notice, its ITX fares cancellation rule has been amended to waive the cancellation fee penalty should there be Covid19 related travel restrictions imposed either at the origin (UK) or passenger’s destination in Africa.

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02 March 2022

Classic Portfolio welcome new sales team members

Classic Portfolio

At Classic Portfolio we are confident about the future of the African tourism industry and committed to building on partnerships with our key tour operators and agents across the globe.

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