ATA Passport to Africa News

News updates from the Africa Travel Association

Read the March-April 2017 ATA Passport to Africa Newsletter

Welcome to ATA’s March-April Newsletter!

ATA Passport to Africa 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!


President’s Message

As most of you know, I began my new role as the third President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) on January 23rd. To me, CCA presents a unique, exciting opportunity to work in one of the most dynamic places today: Africa. I am honored to have been chosen by the board of directors and especially eager to work with you all. More
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New Tourism Conference Dates Announced

We happily announced our new confirmed tourism conference dates for 28-31 August 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. Please visit the conference website,, for details and ongoing updates.

11th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, D.C.

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host its flagship Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit on June 13-16, 2017 in Washington, DC. The 2017 U.S.-Africa Business Summit will be CCA’s 11th Summit and first major conference under the leadership of new President and CEO, Florizelle Liser. More


Ethiopian Airlines launches new route to Victoria Falls

When its Boeing 737 touched down on 26 March 2017, Ethiopian Airlines became the first new international airline to launch flights into the new Victoria Falls International Airport which opened last November.
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South African Airways Adds Capacity on Victoria Falls Route with the Introduction of Wide-Body Aircraft

With the expansion of the Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe, South African Airways has increased capacity between Johannesburg and the popular leisure destination of Victoria Falls.
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Special Offer: SkiftEDU Travel PR Course

ATA has partnered with Skift to offer you a 20% OFF discount to their online learning course on travel PR. This SkiftEDU course is a self-paced workshop, designed so that you can complete it in an intense series of days or experience it over multiple weeks, depending on your goals.
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World Travel Market Africa takes place April 19-21, 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa. Please contact us at <a href="mailto:members to find out how we can showcase your business offerings for FREE!!

Events Corner
UGANDA CULTURE & CUISINE in WASHINGTON DC: April 18-19, 2017. Officials from the Uganda Tourism Board and the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities will join the World Bank to celebrate a “Taste of Uganda.” Ugandan chefs based in the D.C. area will offer a traditional lunch served from noon until 2:30 p.m. in the main dining room of the World Bank (1818 H St., NW). Reservations are required in advance and can be made by contacting uganda by April 13, 2017.
WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA Registration is open for one of the leading global travel trade events! In 2016, WTM Africa saw almost 5,000 travel professionals network and conduct business. WTM Africa will take place from April 19-21, 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa. Register for free today on to attend this top travel trade show.
NY TRAV FEST: NY Trav Fest takes place April 20-23, 2017 in New York City. Whether you’re a travel industry professional(or would like to be), content creator or justsomeone who loves to travel, NY Trav Fest is a place where you will feel welcome.