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 October 2021

Cape Town Partners in Tourism Make Bold Recovery Moves in Ukraine

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While South Africa adjusted its Coronavirus risk strategy to Level One, three bold Cape Town partners took matters into their own hands to start forcing a tourism recovery to support their businesses and the wider Cape Town and South African tourism sector.

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27 October 2021

Cape Town to launch international campaign to attract more foreign visitors

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The City of Cape Town says it will be launching an international campaign in the coming months to showcase the Mother City’s splendour and attract more foreign visitors.

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27 October 2021

East Africa: Regional Lawmakers Root for Affordable Tourism Packages

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Members of the East African Legislative Assembly's Committee on Agriculture, Tourism, and Natural Resources on Tuesday, October 26, agreed that it makes sense to have affordable promotional tourism packages so as to revive the industry after the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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26 October 2021

Vaccination certificate stance could lose UK operators African market share.

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Travel Weekly, Comment, Published in the UK, 26 October 2021 Further delay to recognise vaccination certificates from some African countries could be last straw for some specialists, says ATTA president Nigel Vere Nicoll

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26 October 2021

UNWTO and AFRAA to cooperate to restart of African tourism and travel

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UNWTO has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) to work more closely together and strengthen the relationship between the aviation and tourism sectors.

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26 October 2021

Madagascar Reopens To US Tourists, Ending a Year-Long Ban

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One of the world’s most unique destinations, Madagascar has just begun welcoming back U.S. tourists as of October 23. An exotic island nation situated off the coast of East Africa, Madagascar had banned travelers coming from the U.S. in October 2020, along with a handful of other countries.

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26 October 2021

South African Tourism unveils Tourism Recovery Strategy for India

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Inspired by border openings and increased confidence in travel, South African Tourism held their maiden virtual roadshow in India to capitalise on the strong consumer and corporate traveller demand in the country.

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25 October 2021

Application for Membership - Stars of Africa - Solo Professional - South Africa

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Stars of Africa 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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25 October 2021

Qantas returns to SA in January

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Qantas will reconnect Johannesburg and Sydney with three flights a week from January 5, three months earlier than scheduled.

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22 October 2021

One of world’s last two northern white rhinos dropped from race to save the species

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One of the world’s last two northern white rhinos, a mother and her daughter, is being retired from a breeding program aimed at saving the species from extinction, scientists said on Thursday.

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22 October 2021

British Airways and Kenya Airways agree codeshare deal

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British Airways has agreed a codeshare deal with Kenya Airways, making it easier for its passengers to fly to 20 destinations across east and central Africa.

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22 October 2021

SAA will not resume flights to London

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National carrier South African Airways (SAA) has elected not to resume normal operations to the UK. According to The South African, the removal of South Africa from the United Kingdom’s red list has resulted in a spike in the demand for flights between the two countries.

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21 October 2021

Digital gateways the new normal for SA travellers

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The recent move to Level 1 lockdown and the announcement around South Africa's (SA) removal from the United Kingdom's 'red list' is very likely to have spurred a surge in online travel bookings.

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21 October 2021

Ethiopian, ATB Agree to work together

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The Ethiopian Airlines and African Tourism Board (ATB) have agreed to work together. Head of Ethiopian Airlines ET Holidays, Mahlet Kebede and Chairman of the African Tourism Board Cuthbert Ncube have discussed on various ways of working together for a new chapter of cooperation and success.

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20 October 2021

FlySafair wants longer weekends to promote travel – and aims to move public holidays

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South Africa’s low-cost airline, FlySafair, wants the Public Holidays Act to change by moving midweek off-days to Monday or Friday. Long weekends promote travel and this change, the airline says, will aid in the tourism sector’s recovery efforts.

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20 October 2021

Princess Vlei in Cape Town declared a provincial heritage site

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A new provincial Heritage Site plaque was unveiled at the Princess Vlei Eco Park on Tuesday, cementing the wetland as part of the area’s provincial heritage.

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19 October 2021

Air Mauritius will increase Joburg flights in November – after ‘significant interest'

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Air Mauritius will increase its flight frequency to Johannesburg amid a surge of interest from South African travellers following the island nation’s long-awaited reopening.

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19 October 2021

BA – CPT flights to start in November

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British Airways is to start its Cape Town-London service on November 2. The flight from London will initially operate three times a week (days as yet unspecified) and then, on November 12, become daily, leaving Heathrow at 18h15, arriving in Cape Town at 08h00 the following morning.

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19 October 2021

Covid causes elephant baby boom, 200 new babies by 2020

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Covid-19 has had a positive effect on elephant conservation in Kenya. Results of the wildlife census conducted by the Kenya Wildlife Research and Training Institute (KWRI) show that the pachyderm population has now reached 36,280 individuals, with up to 200 babies born in 2020.

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18 October 2021

ATTA Collaboration with African Nature-Based Tourism Collaborative Platform

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ATTA is working with the WWF in New York to support this programme. This relates to African based members only and details were sent out to them last week. Read more about the project here:

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