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 June 2022

Department of Tourism launches incubation programme for tech savvy entrepreneurs

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Johannesburg - Digitalisation has the potential to open new frontiers and improve resource management efficiency and sector competitiveness in tourism, says the Department of Tourism.

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30 June 2022

Mauritius further eases Covid restrictions

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Mauritius will further lift its Covid restrictions from 1 July following a successful vaccination programme and a low infection rate.

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30 June 2022

Gauteng Air Access Network take-off as more new flights land at OR Tambo

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More international and regional flights continue to prefer the OR Tambo International Airport as their gateway into South Africa and the rest of the African continent.

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30 June 2022

Application for Membership - White Shark Projects

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White Shark Projects 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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29 June 2022

Ethiopian Airlines Resumes Flights to Athens from Addis Ababa

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Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian), the largest aviation group in Africa, last week resumed flights between Addis Ababa and Athens International Airport (AIA) in Greece.

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28 June 2022

Qatar Airways and Airlink sign comprehensive codeshare agreement to enhance connectivity across Southern Africa

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Qatar Airways and Airlink have signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement to offer travellers more choices, enhanced services and greater connectivity between 45 destinations in 13 countries across southern Africa and the rest of the world.

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27 June 2022

Experience Africa 2022… That’s a wrap!

Finally we had the opportunity to deliver Experience Africa and running from Wednesday to Friday last week in the midst of the largest transport strikes the UK has seen in 30 years we were delighted to see how many buyers from across the UK and Europe made it to the Kia Oval in London.

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27 June 2022

Qantas launches direct flights between Joburg and Perth

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Australian airline, Qantas, announced that it would launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Perth three times a week.

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27 June 2022

Application for Membership - Explore Safaris by Tufayn

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Explore Safaris by Tufayn 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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27 June 2022

Three Centre Pilot Project for Passport Renewal for South African Citizens in The United Kingdom

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Department Of Home Affairs Launches a Pilot Project for Passport Renewal for South African Citizens in The United Kingdom

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24 June 2022

St Helena set to drop quarantine

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The St Helena Government, through its Executive Council, has announced that, with effect from Monday, August 8, quarantine will no longer be a legal requirement on the island.

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24 June 2022

MALAWI: 250 elephants to leave Liwonde to repopulate Kasunga National Park

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After several years of successful wildlife conservation, the Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi is being decongested. 250 elephants will be relocated from this reserve to the Kasungu National Park in the centre of the East African country.

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23 June 2022

All Covid travel regulations for South Africa dropped

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Government has announced that all Covid-related travel regulations, such as presenting negative PCR tests upon entering the country, have been dropped effective Wednesday, 23 June.

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23 June 2022

Namibia’s Hospitality Industry Upbeat On Recovery Prospects

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Things are looking positive as the tourism sector heads towards recovery, says Hotel Association of Namibia (HAN) chief executive officer Gitta Paetzold.

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23 June 2022

Application for Membership - Scintilla

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Scintilla 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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22 June 2022

Africastay’s ZNZ flights are back!

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AfricaStay announced on Monday, June 20, that, after much effort, it has managed to come up with a solution, and its direct charter flights to Zanzibar will continue to run, uninterrupted.

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22 June 2022

Application for Membership - Amazing Africa

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Amazing 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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21 June 2022

Mastercard Announces MoU With Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) To Help Boost Tourism

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Global technology company, Mastercard, has announced the signing of a partnership with the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) to help Kenya’s tourism sector rebound to its pre-pandemic level.

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21 June 2022

Application for Membership - Jaci's Lodges

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Jaci's Lodges 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 June 2022

Experience Africa 2022 - 1 Day to Go!

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With only one day to go before the long-awaited trade show, Experience Africa 2022, there is much excitement to reconnect again at a physical show. After the recent successes of the various African-based tradeshows, this will be the first in person show in Europe this year focussed on the promotion of Africa. We have 113 exhibitors coming over from across East and Southern Africa to connect with the travel trade from the UK and Europe.

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20 June 2022

Cape Town intent on more Turkish flights

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On a recent mission to Turkey, a delegation from Cape Town Invest and Cape Town Tourism met with Turkish Airlines’ Vice President of Sales for Africa, Hikmet Mesut, to push for more volumes and value in passengers and cargo.

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20 June 2022

How to safari in 2022: five new ways to explore

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From off-grid tours in electric vehicles to voyages into some of Africa’s biodiverse forests, deserts and coastlines, there’s a raft of new options for exhilarating, purposeful, eco-minded trips, which plug you into local life.

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17 June 2022

Application for Membership - ADORE Africa

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ADORE 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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17 June 2022

Africastay’s ZNZ flights on hold

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AfricaStay has announced the suspension of its twice-weekly charter service between Johannesburg (JNB) and Zanzibar (ZNZ) from June 18 until July 12, the only direct flights between South Africa and the island.

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17 June 2022

Turkish Airlines officially resumes flights to Durban

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The international airline will operate two weekly flights to kick-off its return. Turkish Airlines on Thursday, 16 June, landed its first Istanbul flight at King Shaka International Airport, after a 17-month pandemic-induced hiatus.

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16 June 2022

African Parks to manage Zakouma Park for another 5 years

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The Chadian government renews the existing agreement with the organisation African Parks Network, for the protection of the Large Functional Ecosystem of Zakouma. This complex was created from the Zakouma National Park, which African Parks has been managing under delegation since 2010.

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16 June 2022

KQ, Delta Air Offer Customers More Variety

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NAIROBI/ATLANTA, 14th June 2022 – Kenya Airways PLC and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) have expanded their codeshare partnership to additional markets within the U.S. and increased flights within Africa.

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15 June 2022

Visitors to Seychelles donate $775,000 to environmental fund via online Travel Authorisation Platform

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Seychelles’ Environment Trust Fund has received more than $775,000 (SCR10 million) as voluntary contributions made by travellers to the island nation through the Seychelles Travel Authorisation Platform as of June 2022.

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15 June 2022

6 signs the travel and tourism sector is recovering

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The tourism and hospitality industry is showing strong signs of recovery after two years of turmoil. There are a number of key indicators that it's only getting better as 2022 goes on. Below are six signs that highlight this.

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14 June 2022

Kenya eyes Japan and Italy tourism marketing cash cut

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Kenya plans to cut marketing spending in three traditional tourism source markets to free advertising budget in favour of five new markets like China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi and South Korea that it says have high potential for visitors and revenues.

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14 June 2022

Application for Membership - Infinite Safari Adventures

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Infinite Safari Adventures 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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13 June 2022

New Alliance Between Heritage Tourism Body and African Women in Travel

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An MOU between The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage and The African Association of Women in Tourism and Hospitality will focus on training, upskilling and empowerment of African women in the tourism sector

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10 June 2022

ATTA Legal Update: Comair Failure

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ATTA Legal Advisor Alan Bowen has provided a legal update on the recent failure of Comair

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10 June 2022

North West breeder aims to rewild 100 rhinos annually

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Well-known North West rhino breeder and farmer John Hume has announced his proposal to annually rewild approximately 100 southern white rhinoceros to their natural habitat in southern Africa.

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10 June 2022

Air Côte d'Ivoire opens new route to SA

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Air Côte d'Ivoire will be launching a new route between Johannesburg and Abidjan, in Côte d'Ivoire. The Johannesburg-Abidjan via Kinshasa route will launch on 29 June 2022.

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09 June 2022

Application for Membership - The Bayete Collection

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The Bayete Collection 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 June 2022

Comair to be liquidated

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Comair’s business rescue practitioners have today (9 June 2022) lodged a court application to convert the business rescue proceedings into liquidation proceedings.

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08 June 2022

El Al - 2 flights a week JNB-TLV

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EL AL has announced a second weekly flight on the route between Johannesburg and Tel Aviv, starting from Saturday, June 11.

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07 June 2022

UAE’s Emirates activates codeshare agreement with South Africa’s Airlink

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Dubai-based carrier Emirates and Johannesburg-headquartered carrier Airlink have officially activated their codeshare partnership.

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07 June 2022

Airlines vying for new international routes from South Africa in 2022

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The airline industry is working hard to recover some of the losses incurred over the last two years to preserve jobs and keep tourism alive in South Africa and across the globe. Keep reading to see which airlines are involved and where they plan to travel too soon.

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06 June 2022

Tanzania is safe destination, government assuress tourists

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Arusha. The government has assured foreign tourists that Tanzania is a safe destination. This has been boosted by easing of restrictions into the attractive sites within the country and international travel.

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06 June 2022

Latest tourist accommodation figures show recovery underway

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The latest data from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) relating to tourist accommodation figures for March 2022 shows positive increase.

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