The latest ATTA News – and more reasons to join

The Africa Travel and Tourism Association, arguably Africa’s leading private sector platform aimed to promote travel to Africa and avail sound factual information for members and those who should be members, has just published their latest newsletter.

Enjoy all the updates – and click on their website link and sign up for membership, if you are not yet one of them.

Atta News

Ethiopian Airlines resumed flights to Niamey Ethiopian Airlines has resumed flights between Addis Ababa (ADD) and Niamey (NIM) in the Republic of Niger. On 20 November the airline began serving the 4,030-kilometre route with four weekly flights. Niamey thus becomes the airline’s 47th destination in Africa

Zimbabwe Tourism Update The Government of Zimbabwe has identified tourism as one of the key enablers to the growth of the sector and will soon avail a $200million loan facility to recapitalise the tourism industry and rehabilitate infrastructure.

Indaba joins forces with We Are Africa Press Release from South African Tourism & Beyond Luxury Media INDABA and We Are Africa join forces in the most significant development ever in African tourism A meeting of minds redefining tourism in Africa. Introducing “TWO SHOWS ONE AFRICA”, as INDABA and We Are Africa change the face of travel trade shows on the continent.

Uganda scraps VAT on key tourism services The introduction of an 18 percent VAT charge on upcountry safari accommodation in Uganda had been scrapped.

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to establish common currencyThe presidents of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda met to sign a protocol for the creation of a monetary union to be established in 10 years.

Commercial News from Africa A report detailing key commercial and political activity in Africa for private equity investors by DCE Partners, UK Private Equity advisors to Atta The Rwandan real estate sector.

Single Passport for EAC by 2015 Citizens of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda will be travelling using the new generation East African Passport. The five presidents agreed to launch the new passport by November 2015.

Zimbabwe and Mozambique Sign Joint Marketing Agreement Zimbabwe and Mozambique have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on tourism co-operation that will result in a dual marketing strategy for their products.

Rwanda tourism launches Musanze Cave Experience ‘Musanze Cave Experience’ is being launched in Rwanda and opens up two of several caves for tourism purpose. The Musanze caves offer an insight and better understanding of the geological history and development of the earth and in particular in this part of Rwanda with its prehistoric volcanic past.

Microsoft billionaire to fund Pan African elephant survey One of the founders of Microsoft, Paul Allen, has expressed his grave concern for the fate of Africa’s elephants by adding his financial weight to their protection.

Kenya: President Launches Construction of Kenya’s New International Airport Terminal KTB Press Release: Thursday 5th December 2013, London – President Uhuru Kenyatta has commissioned the construction of a new 55.5 billion Kenya Shillings (£400 million GBP) terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) that will give the airport an extra handling capacity of 20 million passengers annually and enhance its status as a world-class regional hub.

New Markets for Zanzibar A new promotional drive involving public and private sectors have been launched to lift up Destination Zanzibar as more than sun, sand and sea destination.

Visa Survey shows Asia-Pacific travellers keen on Africa Visitors from the Asia-Pacific region are most likely to visit Africa in the next year, according to a Visa survey.

"Made in Chelsea" goes on Safari MADE IN CHELSEA GO ON SAFARI TO JEMBISA Jembisa Private Bush Home in South Africa recently played host to the cast of Made in Chelsea whose safari adventures were broadcast for the first time last night on UK’s E4 channel.

Changes coming to INDABA 2014 to sharpen its relevance and usefulness as a business platform INDABA 2014 will be condensed into three days and take place from May 10 – 12.

New Atta Partnership – PROFiT and FIN Atta has teamed with Prevention of Fraud in Travel (PROFiT) and Fraud Intelligence Network (FIN) to offer our members the best advice in fraud prevention within the travel industry.

The Cape Leopard Trust "Miles for Cats" Appeal From Atta’s Responsible Tourism Advisor Helen Turnbull Are you an individual or corporate company with a surplus of Air Miles credits and no chance to use them?

BA increases Cape Town flights From May next year British Airways will increase its services between Cape Town and London by three flights a week during the South African winter, adding 657 seats a week on the route and increasing capacity by 30% to 1200 seats each way.

Atta Member News

Zimbabwe’s Luxury Travel Collection uncovered Zimbabwe is renowned for its amazing hospitality and its diverse tourism offerings. There are many hotels, lodges, B&Bs, ground handlers, activity providers and suppliers to the tourism industry that passionately forge ahead tirelessly to ensure that they are providing the very best products and services to compete effectively on an international stage.

Loisaba Launches a new bush camp We are delighted to share some great news with you: Loisaba will be launching a Tented Bush Camp on 15 December 2013. The new bush camp will be set up below the lodge escarpment, with stunning views over the Spring Dam and salt lick, a great site always frequented by game.

Modern Malawi Rock Art at Chongoni Just an hour drive away from Lilongwe, lies a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Chongoni Rock Arts. The Chongoni Rock Art Area is about 80 km south-east of Lilongwe near the town of Dedza. It is an area of forested hills with numerous granite outcrops and kopjes, protected as Forest Reserves.

Atta wine sponsor, a vintage performance Our Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2010 has been selected by The Wine Enthusiast Magazine- one of the top wine publications in the USA in its list of the top 100 wines of the year.

Wilderness Safaris Celebrates 30 Years of Changing Lives May 2013 marked Wilderness Safaris’ 30th anniversary as Africa’s leading ecotourism and conservation company. From humble beginnings, the company has grown considerably over the last 30 years, both in size and in its ability to positively impact Africa.

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Best regards

Coranda Berry

Membership & Exhibitions Manager
African Travel & Tourism Association

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