This Week at Atta HQ

It has been a glorious week in London, with sunshine and hot weather making those of us with African blood feel much more at home in the city! 

We were pleased to announce the Nordics Roadshow in conjuction with On Show Solutions this week. This will take place in February 2015 and there is more information available here.

Another exciting announcement made this week was the latest Atta Photo Competition, in which you can win your next year's membership. You have until August 15th to enter and you can find out more information here - there are very specific requirements this time around, so make sure you check them out.

With more bookings for WTM London made this week, we are now more than half-full on the stand. Please do get your booking in soon if you do not want to miss out. We have a great location this year, and are looking forward to seeing you all in London. There will be another networking event around the same time, and we will announce the details of this in due course.

Our newest members to join the Atta family this week are Nehimba Safaris Lodge from Zimbabwe and John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa, also from Zimbabwe.

We have been working on some of the outstanding administration tasks now that our main events for this membership year are over, ranging from updating databases to starting the process of invoicing for the next year. We have also been going all of our member profiles and sending a few of you reminders to update various bits and pieces from contact information to website and social media links. These tasks will continue for the next month or so, and then we will be back into the hustle and bustle of an ordinary Atta year.

I visited the CLA Game Fair in Blenheim Palace on Sunday last week, where I met a number of our members who were exhibiting. These included African Explorations, the Zambezi Safari and Travel Company and World Odyssey. It was really interesting to see our members exhibiting at a consumer show, and we would like to share more of these events with you all - however we cannot find out all of the information ourselves, and I would like you to start sending us information on shows that you will be attending in the future; trade, consumer or otherwise.

I also saw the UK's only zorse, Zulu - a zebra/horse hybrid. What a strange piece of natural history to find in a field on a Sunday afternoon!

For those who missed Atta seminar Responsible Tourism Protects Wildlife in Kenya, the video is  on the Atta YouTube channel.