ATA Passport to Africa Newsletter – July 2016 Edition

Updates from the Africa Travel Association about events and meetings …

Read the July 2016 ATA Passport to Africa Newsletter

Welcome to ATA’s July Newsletter!

ATA Passport to Africa, our monthly newsletter, features the latest member and Africa travel industry news. If you are an ATA member and would like to share your stories, please email us. We look forward to hearing from you!


41st Annual World Tourism Conference

Registration is now open for the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, being held in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board. Details can be found on the conference website. More

A Discussion with Ethiopian Airlines on their Trade and Tourism Strategy

On Tuesday, June 28th 2016, CCA’s Ethiopia and ATA Tourism Working Groups hosted Nigusu Worku Wordofa, Ethiopian Airlines’ Regional Director for the Americas.
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Flyga Twiga Exclusive Partner with Kenyan Embassy in Seoul for KITS 2016

Flyga Twiga LLC has been asked to be the exclusive partner with the Kenyan Embassy in Seoul, South Korea for the Ilsan KINTEX’s Korea International Tourism Show (KITS) 2016.
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South African Airways Honored With Skytrax "Best Airline In Africa" Award For 14th Consecutive Year

The award was presented to SAA at the Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony during the annual Farnborough Airshow in Englandon July 11th. Read More

Membership Corner

Thanks to all of you who completed the member survey. We’ll be sharing the results of the survery and a summary of the feedback we received from the member calls shortly. Please be sure to check out the Members Only pages for curated content and insights.

Top Travel News

AU Endorses Hon. Walter Mzembi For UNWTO Secretary General

Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwean Tourism Minister and Hospitality Industry has been endorsed as Africa’s sole candidacy by the African Union [AU] to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization [UNWTO].
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Why Malawi is poised to be the next big safari destination

Malawi’s premier nature reserve has always had an impressive array of wildlife thanks to the Shire river…. Read More

What South Africa can expect from the Chinese tourism boom

The latest statistics presented by South African Tourismshows that the influx of Chinese tourists grew well over 60% between January and April this year…Read More

Op Ed: We can do a lot more to improve travel in Africa

So much has been said about the much hyped African passport that was launched at the recently concluded African Union summit held in Kigali, Rwanda.
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ATA Offers

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South African Airways is offering fall fares starting at $909 for roundtrip travel between JFK to JNB, JFK to CPT, and IAD to ACC.
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Speedbird Travel & Safaris – Masai Mara Annual Wildebeest Migration in Kenya

The Wildebeest Migration is one of the "Seven Wonders of the World", this is an exciting and a memorable experience never to be missed in Kenya.
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Events Corner

TRADE MISSION – Kenya & Ethiopia Join the delegation led by CCA’s President and CEO, Mr. Stephen Hayes to explore opportunities in agriculture, ICT, infrastructure and energy in Kenya and Ethiopia. 14-19 August, 2016

SAVE THE DATE: 11th Annual Presidential Forum on Africa Tourism, with New York University (NYU) Africa House at NYU, 19 September 2016. Details to Follow.

USAID Africa Missions Small Business Conference, South Africa: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is hosting a conference at Birchwood Hotel & O.R. Tambo Conference Centre, South Africa from November 1-2, 2016. Read More