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.

30 September 2022

Visit Rwanda launches Instagram Citizen Science Program for gorilla conservation

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Visit Rwanda and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is launching a new innovative use of technology to protect and conserve gorillas and promote sustainable and responsible wildlife tourism in the country.

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30 September 2022

Ethiopian starts flights to Jordan

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Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated its first flight to Amman, Jordan, on September 19. The flight operates three times a week using a Boeing B737MAX8 aircraft.

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29 September 2022

Travel agents dub Tanzania the sleeping giant of Africa

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Seasoned global travel agents currently on a familiarization tour have said that Tanzania may well be Africa’s sleeping giant of tourism.

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28 September 2022

President Ruto names Kenya’s New Tourism Minister

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The President of Kenya Dr. William Ruto has nominated former Kitui Deputy Governor Peninah Malonza as the Cabinet Secretary for the expanded portfolio of Tourism, Wildlife, and Heritage.

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28 September 2022

KLM piles on capacity to Cape Town

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KLM will add three Cape Town flights per week to its schedule ahead of its 30th anniversary on the route. From November 1, it will offer 10 weekly services between Cape town and Amsterdam.

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27 September 2022

Emirates reaffirms commitment to South Africa with expanded flight schedules across its three gateways

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Emirates will be bringing new travel opportunities, choice and convenience for customers traveling to and from South Africa with additional services to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

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26 September 2022

Madagascar Reduces Visa Fees

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Madagascar’s Ministry of Tourism has announced that, for visits of up to 15 days, travellers will no longer need to pay a visa fee to enter the country. Only a €10 fee for border control formalities is required for such short trips. The cost of 30-day visas remains at €35.

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26 September 2022

Air Belgium signs agreement with Airlink

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Air Belgium has signed a new commercial agreement with regional airline, Airlink. The deal aims to link customers travelling to or from Brussels with 36 Southern African destinations.

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26 September 2022

Lift launches Joburg - Durban flights

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South African domestic airline, Lift has introduced a new flight route between Johannesburg and Durban - its first step to connecting the popular 'Golden Triangle' between Johannesburg - Durban - Cape Town.

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26 September 2022

Regenerative Travel welcomes four new members to its Regenerative Hotels community in Egypt, Kenya, Indonesia and Tanzania

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Regenerative Travel, a benefit corporation and a collection of independent hotels and lodges committed to regenerative hospitality, announce four new additions to the Regenerative Hotels community.

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23 September 2022

White rhino calves born after the largest-ever single translocation to Rwanda

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Rwanda’s Akagera National Park witnessed the birth of White rhino calves after the largest single rhino translocation ever undertaken last year.

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23 September 2022

SA Tourism launches global MegaFam project

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Encouraged by the uptake in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries after the disruptions of the past two years, SA Tourism is scaling up the implementation of its sector growth plans, with the launch MegaFam a follow-up on its 'Live Again' global campaign.

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22 September 2022

WTTC publishes ground-breaking report on how Travel & Tourism can reverse nature loss

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A new report published by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), shows how Travel & Tourism can play a critical role in halting and reversing the destruction of nature.

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22 September 2022

5 new flights launching in South Africa

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With South Africa’s domestic airline industry under increasing pressure, international airlines are taking advantage of a post-Covid boom in demand by launching several new flight paths that will come into effect before the end of the year.

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21 September 2022

Zimbabwe relocates 2 500 animals during harsh drought

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Authorities in Zimbabwe have been moving 2 500 wild animals from a reserve in the south of the country to the north, in an extensive effort to rescue wildlife from a drought where climate change is said to replace poaching as the biggest threat to wildlife in the country.

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21 September 2022

Hotel property forum comes to Jo’burg

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Radisson Hotel Group is to sponsor the 2022 API (Africa Property Investment) Hospitality Forum, taking place on September 22 in Johannesburg.

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20 September 2022

Destination West Africa Project set for launch September 24

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The initiators of Destination West Africa Project (DWAP), the duo of Goge Africa; Isaac Moses and Nneka Isaac–Moses, have announced plans to present the project to the public on September 24, 2022, at the Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos.

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20 September 2022

Kenya’s Tourism Sector Performance Report, January – August 2022

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Kenya’s Tourism Research Institute has published it’s latest Tourism Sector Performance Report for the period January – August 2022

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19 September 2022

3 trends shaping the solo travel experience

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The travel landscape has seen a significant shift over the past two years. Travellers have realigned expectations of their travel experiences; and they are more particular about where they want to go, when they want to go, and how they want to explore a destination.

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15 September 2022

Air Belgium launches direct route to Europe for South Africa

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Air Belgium has launched its new air service between Brussels, Johannesburg and Cape Town. This marks the airline's first foray into Africa.

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