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.

29 July 2022

United starts CPT – IAD route November 17

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United Airlines yesterday started selling tickets for new direct flights between Washington Dulles Airport and Cape Town, becoming the first airline to provide nonstop roundtrip service from the US capital to South Africa.

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29 July 2022

Kenya Tourism Board Taps Key Personalities to Market Destination Kenya

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Nairobi — The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has maintained its commitment to leveraging the reach of key international and local personalities to market Kenya as a preferred and safe tourist destination across the world.

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28 July 2022

New eVisa and ETA solutions to transform borders, boost growth

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Sita has launched its eVisa and Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) solutions to meet the rapidly growing demand from governments for digital visa systems to stimulate national economies after Covid-19, strengthen security and improve the travel experience.

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27 July 2022

6 trends transforming SA's hospitality sector

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Tourism in South Africa is recovering, with an increased volume of arrivals for both local residents and foreign travellers. With the removal of the final Covid-19 restrictions, this is expected to increase further, especially in coastal areas which have become increasingly popular with remote workers as they offer a better quality of life.

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27 July 2022

Malawi sees a spike in popularity among international volunteers seeking wildlife conservation experiences

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Following the lifting of its Covid-related travel restrictions, Malawi has seen a six-fold uplift in interest from international volunteers seeking to support wildlife conservation efforts.

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26 July 2022

Post Covid Tourism Shows Steady Growth In 2021 – Minister Shifeta

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There was a significant increase in foreign arrivals of 40.9% from the total of 192,026 arrivals in 2020, to 270,644 arrivals in 2021, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism’s Annual Tourist Arrival Statistical Report for 2021 released on Monday stated.

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25 July 2022

Zimbabwe begins relocation of over 2,600 wild animals as drought worsens

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Zimbabwe has begun the relocation of more than 2,600 wild animals from the southern parts of the country, where they are at risk due to drought, to the northern parts of the country.

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25 July 2022

Airline model shows Achilles heel

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The airline industry is in turmoil again. But the widely reported delays, flight cancellations, passenger caps and piles of ‘lost’ checked-in baggage lying in airport terminals cannot necessarily be laid at the door of airlines.

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24 July 2022

Air Mauritius resumes flights to Cape Town!

Air Mauritius, the flag carrier of Mauritius, is set to resume direct flights to Cape Town in South Africa.

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24 July 2022

Kenya Airways And SAA Launch Codeshare Partnership

Kenya Airways and South African Airways (SAA) have signed a codeshare agreement as the two African carriers begin to deepen commercial ties. The airlines announced a planned partnership in September 2021 and finalised an agreement two months later. The framework seeks to increase passenger traffic, cargo opportunities, and trade.

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21 July 2022

Rwanda Opens State-Of-The-Art Eco-tourism Park In Kigali City

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Nyandungu Eco-tourism is now opened for public and seeks to raise awareness on the conservation of Africa’s wildlife and nature.

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20 July 2022

Now Frankfurt caps flights

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Frankfurt Airport has joined Schiphol Amsterdam this week in implementing caps on the number of flights to and from the airport. London Heathrow has also instituted a cap on the number of passengers passing through the airport.

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20 July 2022

Codeshare deal between South African Airways, Kenya Airways opens up more options for travelers

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South African carrier South African Airways (SAA) and Kenya national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) have signed a codeshare agreement that opens more destinations for travelers

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19 July 2022

Heathrow faces refuelling delays as workers set to strike

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The Unite union has warned that Heathrow faces refuelling delays later this week as workers will go on strike after rejecting a pay offer.

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19 July 2022

Kenya Airways suspends London route ticket sales on airport crisis

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Kenya Airways has suspended the sale of tickets from London to Nairobi, as pressure from the Heathrow crisis hits the national carrier.

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18 July 2022

More CPT seasonal flights from Edelweiss

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Edelweiss Airlines is upping its frequencies to Cape Town for its Northern hemisphere winter schedule (October 30 to March 25, 2023).

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18 July 2022

Africa Needs Proactive Individuals To Drive Tourism Agenda ― ATB

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The African Tourism Board (ATB) has stressed the need for proactive individuals in the tourism sector to drive related agenda in Africa.

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15 July 2022

Destination South Africa positions to UK market

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SOUTH Africa received more than 94 000 arrivals from the United Kingdom (UK) in the first third of this year, making the European country one of its biggest markets.

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15 July 2022

Delta and United Airlines both win cases to service Cape Town

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Major US airlines, Delta and United have both been allocated flights to South Africa after the two battled over the last remaining flight frequencies as part of the US- South Africa Air Transport Agreement.

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15 July 2022

Application for Membership - Experience Africa Safaris

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Experience Africa Safaris 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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14 July 2022

Seychelles moves closer to developing a National Tourism Satellite Account

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The Seychelles Island with the support and technical expertise of its international partners has moved a step closer to developing a National Tourism Satellite account.

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14 July 2022

Airlink adds daily flights, JNB-VFA

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Private carrier Airlink will launch daily direct return flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls from August 15, connecting the region’s main economic hub with the iconic tourism destination.

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13 July 2022

Tourist numbers from the UK to the Western Cape recover to pre-pandemic levels

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The UK has rediscovered its love for the Western Cape, with arrivals recovering to 98% of pre-pandemic levels. According to Stats SA, the number of visitors from the UK who arrived through Cape Town International Airport in April 2022 was 10,255, just 212 fewer than the 10,467 who came in 2019.

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13 July 2022

KZN South Coast launches tourism and investment enterprise

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KZN South Coast has launched the newly-formed South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise (SCTIE) which is set to attract investment and position the region as a prime tourism destination.

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12 July 2022

African airlines should pull together

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BOEING has predicted that Africa will need around 1 000 more aircraft by 2040 to meet demand, but the manufacturer believes it will take an “aviation eco-system” to properly support that level of passenger traffic.

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12 July 2022

Morocco launches e-visa to boost tourism sector

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Morocco has now launched its e-Visa system as it seeks to boost its tourism sector in a post-Covid-19 pandemic era. This is seen as an exciting news for international travelers who are seeking to visit the North African country.

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11 July 2022

Meeting travellers' expectations post Covid-19

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After a period of intense sensory deprivation and living life through the prism of a laptop screen for two years, people are experiencing a heightened need to renew their contact with the world.

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11 July 2022

New marathon to promote 'Mountains of the Moon'

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Uganda’s tourism sector is looking to promote sports in the wild to attract more visitors to the country. Now Equator Heights, a local organisation of tourism enthusiasts, is planning to introduce an annual marathon to draw global attention to the Rwenzori Mountains, one of the country’s biggest attractions.

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08 July 2022

Airlink adds more flights to St Helena Island

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Airlink’s scheduled flight service from Johannesburg to St Helena Island will increase from fortnightly to weekly, as of Saturday 8 October 2022.

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08 July 2022

Application for Membership - House of Safari

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House of Safari 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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07 July 2022

South Africa’s Travel & Tourism’s growth to outpace the national economy for the next 10 years

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LONDON, UK - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the South African Travel & Tourism’s GDP will drive the national economic recovery over the next decade.

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07 July 2022

Acsa wants more int’l routes

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AIRPORTS Company South Africa (Acsa) revealed its wish-list to Travel News at the recent AviaDev Conference in Cape Town.

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07 July 2022

Application for Membership - Niarra Travel

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Niarra Travel 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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06 July 2022

CPT to MRU direct!

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AIR Mauritius will resume non-stop flights between Cape Town and Mauritius on a seasonal basis toward the end of this year, scheduling two flights per week from November 16, 2022-January 15, 2023.

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06 July 2022

Zambia, African Parks deal progressive

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LAST Friday, African Parks and Government signed a US$20 million 20-year agreement in efforts to protect flora and fauna and the landscape of Kafue National Park through effective management of the wildlife sanctuary.

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05 July 2022

After 40 years of extinction, rhinos return to Mozambique

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Over four decades after they became extinct locally, rhinos are roaming again the wilds of Mozambique, which is bringing the endangered species from South Africa in efforts to breathe new life into its parks and boost local tourism.

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05 July 2022

Application for Membership - Marijani Beach Resort & Spa

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Marijani Beach Resort & Spa 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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04 July 2022

AviaDev Africa air connectivity discussions promising for aviation sector

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Wesgro and the Cape Town Air Access Team, alongside delegates from around the world, converged on the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town for the AviaDev Africa Conference from 29 June to 1 July 2022 to enhance air connectivity to, from, and within the Africa continent.

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04 July 2022

Application for Membership - Boschendal

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Boschendal 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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04 July 2022

Chennai gets direct flight to Africa

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This will be Ethiopian Airlines’ fourth Indian station, after New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru It was celebration on Sunday at Chennai airport when Tamil Nadu finally got one of its most awaited air links — a direct flight to Africa.

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01 July 2022

Application for Membership - Waybird

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Waybird 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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