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.

21 June 2021

COVID SA Travel System downtime

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The Department of Health’s COVID SA travel system is currently down, with travellers unable to complete the required travel health questionnaire (THQ) ahead of their departure from their destination of origin.

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21 June 2021

SAs can fly to Dubai – on Emirates

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Dubai’s easing of restrictions for passengers from South Africa who are fully vaccinated with vaccines approved by the UAE authorities will commence June 23. Emirates will start uplifting outbound passenger who qualify, from the same date.

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21 June 2021

Delta abandons plans for Cape Town route

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After extending the commencement of their Cape Town route six times, Delta Air Lines has eventually decided to completely cancel the route altogether, One Mile at a Time reports.

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20 June 2021

Mauritius to open for international travel in July

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Mauritius will start opening for international tourists in two phases in 2021. The first phase, from 15 July to 30 September 2021, will enable vaccinated travellers to enjoy a resort holiday on the island.

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20 June 2021

Breaking news: Dubai to welcome vaxxed South Africans

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Dubai has announced (on Saturday June 19), the easing of restrictions for passengers from South Africa, who are fully vaccinated with two doses of a vaccine approved by the UAE Authorities.

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17 June 2021

African tourism ministers pledge to work together to revitalize industry

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African minister attending the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Brand Africa Summit on Thursday released a communique, agreeing to work together to find a solution to revitalize the continental tourism industry currently financially battered by COVID-19.

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17 June 2021

Mozambique’s Tourism Minister reveals plans to put country on the Global Tourism Map

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Mozambique is a tourist’s heartthrob that provides everything from wanderlust adventure to traditional Southern Africa safaris and long swathes of over 2500km of pristine, untouched beaches ideal for holidaymakers who revel in sun and sand for all year-round summer rendezvous.

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16 June 2021

Real Recovery Possible with International Tourism at Pre-Covid-19 levels – Prez of Namibia

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The President of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob has stated that real recovery will only be possible when international tourism returns to pre Covid-19 levels.

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16 June 2021

Air travel remains stagnant – Iata

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Latest data from Iata showed that domestic travel demand had improved in April 2021 compared with the prior month, although it remained well below pre-pandemic levels.

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16 June 2021

30 African penguins released at De Hoop Nature Reserve

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The African penguin population is decreasing rapidly, primarily due to a lack of food. In an attempt to re-establish the African penguin colony on the south coast of South Africa, 30 penguin fledglings were released at the De Hoop Nature Reserve on June 11.

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15 June 2021

Kenya launches elephant naming festival to boost wildlife conservation

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Kenya on Monday launched a magical elephant naming festival in order to boost wildlife conservation.

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15 June 2021

South Africa Airport Health Protocols - What to expect

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As international travel cautiously begins to resume, we wanted to share a video our partners at South African Tourism, in partnership with Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), have created to help your clients gain a better understanding of what to expect when they land in any South African International Airport.

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14 June 2021

Post-Covid travellers are looking for flexibility

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The great tourism recovery race has begun and to meet the 'new wave' of travel guests and their sceptical strains, South African hoteliers are turning to innovative tech tools to enable them to prepare and adapt for tomorrow's business challenges.

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14 June 2021

Kenya shields tourism with restored UK flights

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Kenya has moved to safeguard its tourism sector from further hits by lifting a ban on passenger flights between Nairobi and London ahead of the peak Summer season.

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14 June 2021

TRAVEL DAY OF ACTION - 23 JUNE

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We’re really pleased to see so much support for the Travel Day of Action and it is important to note that the focus of the day of action is an organised lobby at College Green, Westminster, London with more details below.

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11 June 2021

Strategic Equity Partner Announced for SAA

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The South African Ministry of Public Enterprises (DPE) announced today that the Takatso Consortium, comprising Harith General Partners, a leading investor in African infrastructure and airports, and airline management firm Global Airways, has been selected as the preferred Strategic Equity Partner (SEP) for South African Airways (SAA).

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11 June 2021

Eurowings Discover announce flights to Victoria Falls

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German Airline Eurowings Discover announce flights to Victoria Falls from Frankfurt commencing 30 March 2022

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10 June 2021

A hugely successful inaugural ATTA Indaba!

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With over 100 members from 25 countries around the world, we were delighted to host such a broad collection of members during our inaugural ATTA Indaba yesterday. We have all left with a big "to do" list and ATTA is here to support yours.

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10 June 2021

Fully Vaccinated Norwegian Travellers exempt from Quarantine on return to Norway

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Fully vaccinated Norwegians and those who have had covid-19 in the last six months will be exempted from entry quarantine on return to Norway from and including Friday 11 June.

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10 June 2021

African Parks secures $108m to manage its national parks

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The international conservation organisation African Parks has been awarded $108 million in funding to manage its national parks in Africa. The funds are provided by the Washington-based Wyss Foundation in the United States of America.

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