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.

19 August 2022

Direct flights between UK and South Africa set to pass 2019 levels

The number of direct flights between the UK and South Africa is set to exceed pre-pandemic levels from November.

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18 August 2022

Kili Internet Services A Laudable Developmen

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Advertising is drifting from traditional ways. Rapidly changing technology is sending everything digital. The technological shift seemingly leaves no untouched and Tanzania, which boasts an abundance of natural tourist attractions, has no option but to keep apace.

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18 August 2022

Tanzania records 62.7 pct rise in tourist arrivals in seven months

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The number of foreign tourists that visited Tanzania from January to July this year rose by 62.7 percent year on year, the east African nation's statistics watchdog said on Wednesday.

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17 August 2022

Tourism and the metaverse: Towards widespread use of virtual travel?

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The metaverse can be defined as a set of virtual shared spaces that are indexed in the real world and accessible via 3D interaction.

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17 August 2022

Ethiopia aspires to attract more Chinese tourists with help of digital technology

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In Oromia, Ethiopia's largest regional state, local and Chinese tourism experts are collaborating to promote hidden gems attractions to make the region worth visiting.

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16 August 2022

Emirates boosts connectivity to Mauritius with third daily flight

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Emirates has announced plans to up frequencies to Mauritius starting 1 October 2022. The additional evening frequency which will operate up till 31 January 2023 is in response to increased travel demand to and from Mauritius and will boost connectivity to the island nation.

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16 August 2022

New airline to launch in Lesotho

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Lesotho-based airline operator, Mohahlaula Airlines, has announced plans to launch a local Lesotho airline within the next year.

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15 August 2022

Dates confirmed for Indaba 2023

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In a communique sent today by the organisers of Africa's Travel Indaba the dates have now been confirmed for the 2023 edition of the show and this will run from 09 - 11 May 2023 with an additional BONDay (Business Opportunity Networking) being held on 08 May 2023

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15 August 2022

Cheetahs released on Babanango for the first time in 200 years

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The newly established Babanango Game Reserve recently welcomed two male cheetahs onto the 19 000 hectare property. This is the first time in approximately 200 years that this predator would have roamed the landscape of Babanango.

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15 August 2022

World Tourism Business Africa high-level WTN Participation

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An African platform was created where tourism, hospitality, travel, and business meet to use strategies for post covid 19 solutions.

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15 August 2022

Application for Membership - Nkuringo Safaris

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Nkuringo 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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12 August 2022

Application for Membership - Sunbird Hotels & Resorts

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Sunbird Hotels & Resorts 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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12 August 2022

Tourists support trophy hunting ban

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International tourists and South African citizens want to see an end to trophy hunting, in favour of wildlife-friendly experiences, new research reveals.

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11 August 2022

Namibia launches digital campaign to promote tourism

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Namibia on Wednesday launched a tourism digital marketing campaign to rebuild consumer confidence and drive travel recovery post-COVID.

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10 August 2022

Uganda: Unlocking Pian UPE Wildlife Reserve

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The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and conservation non-profit, Space for Giants, have entered into a co-management partnership agreement to revive and promote Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve as one of East Africa's premier game parks.

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09 August 2022

Chad and Zambia join Unesco’s World Biosphere Network

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The Sena Oura National Park in Chad and the Kafue National Park in Zambia have joined the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) World Biosphere Network. The addition of Chad and Zambia to the Unesco biosphere network this year brings the number of African reserves in the world network to 89.

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09 August 2022

Five Southern African Countries Kick-Start Elephant Census

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Five southern African countries, with more than half the continent's elephants, are conducting a first-ever aerial census to determine the elephant population and how to protect it.

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08 August 2022

Ethiopian launches tour and activities services in partnership with GetYourGuide

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Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with the globally leading online booking platform GetYourGuide, to offer passengers an unforgettable travel experience.

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08 August 2022

Airlines still scrambling to fill the gap after Comair's departure

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It's been over two months since Comair closed its doors, leaving domestic carriers, the likes of FlySafair, Lift Airlines and Airlink with almost 40% fewer available seats. Since then, SA airlines have been frantically adding routes and increasing their fleets to steer away from inevitable price hikes and shortages.

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08 August 2022

Sudan seeks to shed its image of conflict to boost tourism industry

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Sudan is often viewed as a place of conflict but the country also boasts unique attractions, from the confluence of the Blue and White Nile rivers, to ancient temples and pyramids.

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05 August 2022

Frankfurt-Kruger Park flights will be year-round

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Lufthansa has announced that its Frankfurt-Mbombela Kruger National Park (KNP) service, initially envisaged as a purely seasonal route, is to be a year-round service for 2023.

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05 August 2022

Malawi Government Gives K462m for Tourism Matching Grants

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Minister of Tourism Michael Usi has presented matching grants to 18 successful Tourism operators totalling over K400 million.

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04 August 2022

MALAWI: Lilongwe promotes eco-tourism and reintroduces 263 elephants to Kasungu

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The Malawi authorities have just completed a major transfer of wildlife from Liwonde National Park to Kasungu National Park. The operation, which resulted in the reintroduction of more than 263 elephants, was carried out jointly by several organisations involved in the management of protected areas in Malawi.

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03 August 2022

Zambia and Tanzania to sign bilateral tourism agreements

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Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema arrived in Tanzania on Tuesday for a 2-day state visit that will see him holding bilateral talks with Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan and later witness the signing of transport, logistics, and tourism agreements between Tanzania and Zambia.

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03 August 2022

Application for Membership - Intle Boutique Hotel

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Intle Boutique 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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02 August 2022

Emirates, CemAir broaden interline deal

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Emirates has now updated its interline agreement with CemAir. This marks the next stage of interline partnership between the two airlines, and allows the convenience of single-ticket itineraries for Emirates passengers, with onward bookings and baggage transfers.

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02 August 2022

SA National Parks Week dates announced

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South African National Parks (SanParks) will be launching its 17th annual SA National Parks Week from 11 to 16 September 2022. This initiative in partnership with Total South Africa and First National Bank is in line with SanParks vision statement of "A Sustainable National Park System Connecting Society".

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01 August 2022

Seychelles tourist arrivals in Q3 exceed 2021 figures

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The number of visitors to Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, has surpassed figures for the whole of 2021 during the third quarter (Q3) of 2022, demonstrating tourism recovery in the country.

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01 August 2022

South African travel trends in a post-pandemic world

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We’ve seen the numbers and the devastating effect that Covid-19 has had on tourism. But things are finally looking up. Leaders in the industry are feeling optimistic after Statistics SA reported that there was an 86.6% increase in income for tourist accommodation for the year ending May 2022.

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01 August 2022

Airlink pioneers direct Cape Town-Maputo flights

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Airlink continues to build its regional network into a web of great connections across the entire region. The carrier has now announced it will launch direct flights between Cape Town and Maputo starting from August 31.

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