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.

15 September 2021

Kenya urges private sector to boost wildlife conservation campaign

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Kenya on Tuesday urged its private sector to boost the country's wildlife conservation campaign. Najib Balala, cabinet secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, said that wildlife conservation is an expensive undertaking that cannot be accomplished by public resources alone.

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15 September 2021

Air France to start Maputo Flights from December 2

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Air France has confirmed that flights to Maputo will start from 2 December, 2021. The flight to Maputo will be a continuation of the Johannesburg flight.

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14 September 2021

Kenya Airways signs aircraft lease, codeshare partnership with Congo Airways

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Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways on Monday signed an aircraft lease agreement and began operating a cargo codeshare partnership with Congo Airways.

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14 September 2021

RwandAir to launch two new routes to the DRC

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RwandAir will launch new flights in the coming weeks from Kigali (KGL), the Rwandan capital, to two Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) destinations.

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13 September 2021

#TourismRestart: Seychelles opens up to South Africa

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Visitors from South Africa will once again be able to board flights to the paradise islands of the Seychelles with effect from Monday, 13 September, the Indian Ocean islands’ Ministry of Health has announced today, 11 September.

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13 September 2021

President Ramaphosa eases South Africa’s COVID-19 restrictions, announces Adjusted Alert Level 2

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South Africa will move from the Adjusted Alert Level 3 to an Adjusted Alert Level 2 with effect from Monday, September 13th, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday.

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13 September 2021

Application for Membership - Corporate Air

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Corporate Air 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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10 September 2021

Samara Game Reserve sights first leopard in 24 years

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Samara Private Game Reserve near Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape has recently recorded their first leopard sighting in 24 years.

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10 September 2021

IUCN launches Covid-19 Tourism Package to boost recovery

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At the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, the IUCN and the German Development Agency, GIZ, announced a new programme to strengthen the resilience of community-based tourism.

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09 September 2021

Nairobi Action Plan for Africa Tourism recovery calls for initiation of appropriate actions

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The call was made at the recent Tourism Recovery Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, co-hosted by the Ministries of Tourism and Wildlife of the Republic of Kenya and Tourism of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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09 September 2021

Dubai flights: Emirates to expand South Africa operations from October

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Emirates announced on Wednesday that it will be expanding its operations in and out of South Africa, boosting its schedule to 28 weekly flights by October.

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08 September 2021

Rapid Covid-19 PCR travel tests launch at airports

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Passengers using Heathrow can now get Covid-19 PCR test results in less than three hours thanks to a partnership between travel assistance firm Collinson and biotech company Randox.

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08 September 2021

Zimbabwe relaxes COVID-19 restriction measures

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Zimbabwe has moved from COVID-19 lockdown level 4 to level 2 due to the success of the country’s vaccine rollout.

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07 September 2021

Africa can use Tourism as a strong pillar for achieving SDGs – UNWTO Chief

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Africa could capitalize on its huge tourism potentials as a key pillar to achieve the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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07 September 2021

SA National Parks Free Access Week postponed to November

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South African National Parks (SANParks) announced that the 16th annual SA National Parks Week will be held in November instead of September this year.

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06 September 2021

Rewilded elephant returns to sanctuary for help

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The keepers at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Voi sanctuary awoke to find Naipoki, an orphaned elephant previously in their care, waiting outside the stockades. It soon became clear that she had a wound on her rump.

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06 September 2021

What drives UK’s traffic light decisions?

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There is finally more clarity on what drives the UK’s decisions on travel regulations and assigning risk levels to countries.

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06 September 2021

Government looks into 'soft incentives' for vaccinated travellers

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Music festivals, sporting events and other gatherings are some of the 'soft incentive' measures being discussed by government in an effort to encourage South African citizens to get vaccinated, Health Minister Joe Phaala announced during a media briefing on 3 September.

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03 September 2021

Zimbabwe to complete new terminal at main airport in June 2022

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The efficiency of passenger flow at Zimbabwe’s Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport is set to improve significantly thanks to a new terminal building currently under construction.

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03 September 2021

Why the travel and tourism industry should market themselves right now

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September marks national tourism month, which focuses on the importance of the sector to the South African economy. In light of the lockdown travel restrictions, the travel and tourism industry is one of the most affected sectors.

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