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.

26 May 2022

UNWTO SG’s AU Day Message – We’ll make tourism growth pillar for Africa

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The Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili has emphasized the commitment by the UN Tourism body to support the continent and grow the sector as a pillar of opportunity for all.

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26 May 2022

Cape Town’s tourism industry almost at pre-pandemic levels

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Cape Town’s tourism industry is making an impressive recovery despite being nearly wiped out by the Covid-19 pandemic, Cape Town Tourism reported. Occupancy rates and air traffic have nearly returned to their pre-pandemic levels.

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25 May 2022

ET ups flights to South America

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Ethiopian Airlines is set to boost its flights to South America by adding more frequencies to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, reports Simple Flying.

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25 May 2022

Cruise Cape Town expects strong recovery performance for 2022/23 season

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Cruise Cape Town is gearing up for one of its biggest seasons to date, with millions expected to be injected into the Western Cape economy.

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24 May 2022

Virgin Atlantic returns to Cape Town with daily services

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Virgin Atlantic is returning to Cape Town from 5th November 2022 with a new daily service on a Boeing 787-9.

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24 May 2022

Uganda Tourism Board in Roadshow to Attract More Kenyan Tourists

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The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has commenced a tourist roadshow in Kenya, partnering with Kenyan tour operators in a bid to boost intra-African tourism between the two East African countries.

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23 May 2022

Acsa encouraged by passenger network recovery across all airports

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The aviation sector is finally showing some promising signs of recovery, following two years of COVID-19 restrictions that impacted the global industry severely, with 2022 expected to be a year of steady rebound and renewed activity.

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23 May 2022

WTTC proposes one-stop digital solution to ease travel

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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has published a new report on best practices and support for governments for the introduction of a common ‘Digital Travel Portal’, to allow safe, stress-free travel, that would reduce delays at airports.

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23 May 2022

Application for Membership - African Safari Collective

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African Safari Collective 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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20 May 2022

United Airlines wants direct flights between Washington and Cape Town

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United Airlines is vying for more direct flights between the US and Cape Town, with an additional route from Washington DC on top of their direct flights from New York.

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20 May 2022

Tanzania: French Tourists' Inflow Set to Increase By 18pc

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NUMBER of tourists from France is projected to increase by 17.6 per cent, thanks to the launch of the Royal Tour documentary and direct flights to the country.

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19 May 2022

Spotted hyenas adapt to climate change in famed Tanzanian park

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Spotted hyenas appear to be adapting to climate change in Tanzania’s famous Serengeti National Park, surprising researchers who expected changing rainfall patterns would force the carnivores to spend more time searching for prey than tending to their cubs.

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19 May 2022

Africa's travel, tourism sector expected to create 14 million new jobs by 2032

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The World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) latest Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals the African Travel & Tourism sector is expected to create almost 14 million new jobs over the next decade.

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18 May 2022

Delta doubles its JNB flights!

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Delta Air Lines has announced that it will take its Johannesburg frequency from three to six flights a week, with effect from May 25.

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18 May 2022

Wildlife forensic academy launched to combat wildlife crime

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South Africa has its first Wildlife Forensic Academy (WFA) in the Buffelsfontein Nature Reserve, in the Western Cape.

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17 May 2022

Application for Membership - Palm River Hotel

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Palm River Hotel 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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17 May 2022

Unity across the continent will unlock Africa’s tourism potential

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The African travel and tourism industry has the potential to attract considerable investment if the continent works together as one destination, develops a more environmentally sustainable approach and enhances air connectivity

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17 May 2022

Emirates, Mauritius To Jointly Promote Tourism To Indian Ocean Destination

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The airline has similar agreements in place with tourist authorities in South Africa and Spain.

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16 May 2022

New Dawn for Tanzania Tourism Through Premier Documentary

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After the Tanzanian President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, had officially launched the tourist premier Royal Tour documentary in the United States and Tanzania, a new dawn for tourism development in Tanzania and East Africa has been observed.

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16 May 2022

Kenya: Balala Climbs Mt Kenya in a Bid to Raise Awareness On Adventure Tourism

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The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife is banking on hiking and mountaineering as a key product for the growing domestic and international outdoor and adventure tourism.

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12 May 2022

Eswatini Airlink plans to cease daily operations

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Eswatini Airlink will cease operations on 1 June 2022. Jointly owned by the government of Eswatini and privately-owned Airlink, the airline currently flies daily between Sikhuphe’s King Mswati III International Airport and Johannesburg.

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12 May 2022

Tourism Seychelles on the Road and Charming South African Partners

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The Tourism Seychelles team takes the road to South Africa for a plethora of activities to reconnect with partners from the region.

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11 May 2022

Kenya Tourism Weighs Cost of Introducing Electric Vehicles to Wildlife Parks

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Kenya recently announced that its national parks and game reserves will only allow non-fossil fuels to access it national parks and game reserves by 2030.

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11 May 2022

Emirates signs Memorandum with South African Tourism Board to boost visitor arrivals

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Emirates and the South African Tourism Board have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly promote tourism and boost visitor arrivals and inbound traffic to South Africa from key markets across the Emirates network.

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11 May 2022

Application for Membership - The Africa Experience

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The Africa Experience 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 May 2022

The Kruger is getting a R370 million upgrade – rebuilding a burnt shop, petrol station, and more

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South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP) is set to receive R370 million worth of upgrades, repairs, and refurbishments over the next three years.

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10 May 2022

Application for Membership - Roho Ya Chui

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Roho Ya Chui 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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09 May 2022

Cape Town sees a promising increase in travellers

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After South Africa endured one of the strictest lockdowns globally and experienced harsh travel bans in December 2021, the recent rise in air traffic indicates that things could be returning to normal.

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09 May 2022

Kenya: Adventure Tourism One of the Fastest Growing Experiences, Balala Says

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Adventure, hiking, mountaineering experiences have been identified as key catalysts in the recovery of tourism businesses in Kenya.

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04 May 2022

Greater collaboration among African countries needed to advance tourism on the continent - Minister

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Africa's Travel Indaba, which is currently taking place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, Durban officially opened this year's event with a call for the continent to work collaboratively to drive tourism growth, so as to accelerate the sector's recovery.

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