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August 2015

Welcome to ATA's August 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 and find submission guidelines here

September 24, 2015: Attend ATA’s 10th Annual Presidential Forum on Tourism at New York University

Co-hosted by NYU-Africa House, ATA's 10th Annual Presidential Forum on Tourism will feature an Open Forum on African Tourism with special guests Hon. Phyllis Kandie, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, and Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Ghana Minister of  Culture, Tourism and Creative Arts. Read more...

Registration Open for ATA's 40th Annual World Congress

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Kenya Airways & Skyteam Partners Offer Special Rates for ATA Congress Delegates

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Join us Wednesday, August 19th, from 12:30-1:00 pm EST for the next #Africhat with the theme HOT in Africa with co-organizers: @rwsocial @beentoAfrica @StayAdventurous @thetravelword. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #Africhat. 

Two Ways to Earn with Starwood Hotels in Africa & Indian Ocean

Book groups for business or leisure and get rewarded. Explore the bustling souks of Morocco, the pyramids of Cairo or the beautiful beaches of Mauritius with Starwood Hotels in Africa & Indian Ocean. Read more...

Jet-Setter: Global Travels of Your Delta Airplane

Ever boarded a plane and wondered where it has just come from, or thought about where it’s headed to once you’ve arrived at your destination? The answer is: anywhere within the range of that aircraft. Read more...

Tanzania’s Empakai Crater: Hidden Gem Of Ngorongoro Conservation Area 

Located in the highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the pristine paradise caldera is flooded year round, but fills with flamingos from May thru June!  Read more...

Change is in the Air - Kenya Visa

The Government of Kenya has introduced the new online eVisa. There’s a two-month grace period through July and August when visas may still be applied for on arrival.  An eVisa is mandatory September 1, 2015 onwards.  Read more...

Africa Travel Academy at the Travel Industry Exchange - Orlando, Sept. 15

SoCalATA Board members Sylvia and Ron Mracky will present a condensed version of their “Africa Travel Academy” as a one hour “Preface to Selling Africa” travel agent training seminar. Read more...

Traveling? Save Lives Just by Stepping on a Plane 

Afya’s Luggage for Life program enables visitors to bring critically needed medical supplies to clinics, schools and orphanages worldwide. Read more...

Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the Cape Winelands

Mont Rochelle is our newest edition to the Virgin Limited Edition collection of properties, and with its stunning 22-bedrooms and very own vineyard, it really is a magical place to experience during the festive season.  Read more...

ACT Launches Ancient African Kingdom and Empire Tours

Africa Connection Tours is operating new inter-African tours focusing on the history of ancient African kingdoms and Empires. The first tour of 2015/2016 season is scheduled to start on September 2, 2015.  Read more...

Fox News Names Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater One of “The World’s Most Amazing Craters” 

The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world, is home to over 25,000 wildlife species—a Must-see safari destination! Read more...

FAM OFFER: Zohar African Safaris Announces Its First Travel Agent Fam Trips

Zohar, based in Arusha-Tanzania, is offering 6 day and 8 day FAM trips featuring a sampling of custom designed options: Wildlife Viewing, Cultural Interactions, Recreational Activities, Conservation Briefings & Community- Based project visits. Read more...

Africa Focus Travel Awards: Responsible Tourism & Culture UNESCO

The Africa Focus Awards for Responsible Travel and Tourism Culture UNESCO have been launched by L’Agenzia di Viaggi, ATA exclusive media partner. Deadline: September 6th. The awards will take place in Padua, Italy on September 19th.   Read more...

Serengeti In Tanzania Voted Africa’s Best Safari Park 

A study of more than 3,000 reviews from safari adventurists and industry experts all agree: Serengeti National park in Tanzania is the best in all of Africa. Read more...

Fez Travel Turkey, Local Expert Cultural Discovery

Year round guaranteed departure tours covering both Turkey and Greece with flexible itineraries are offered with FEZ’s escorted group tours. Our experienced team will design and prepare your tailor made itinerary.  Read more...

Curious on Tanzania Launches Tanzania Culture Fest in New York City 

On September 5, 2015 experience Tanzania in New York City with a cultural evening of food and live entertainment that will inspire and fulfill your curiosities about Tanzania.  Read more...

Stay at Mahali Mzuri and One Night is On Us

Book a three-night stay at Mahali Mzuri, Sir Richard Branson’s Kenyan Safari Camp, and get one night free! Read more...

Intore Is Giving Back By Taking Kids To The Parks – Rwanda

Intore Expeditions, a small family owned tour company in Rwanda, has created a program, Kids to the Parks – Rwanda, which takes underserved Rwanda youth to Akagera National Park. 
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Kids Go Free at Kasbah Tamadot

Up to two children travelling with one or more adults can stay at Kasbah Tamadot at no extra charge – saving MAD 1,120 (approx. $115) per child per night! Read more...

RETOSA and Sustainable Travel International Join Forces in Southern Africa

RETOSA has joined Sustainable Travel International’s 10 MILLION BETTER industry-wide campaign to monitor and scale up social, economic and environmental benefits from travel and tourism across Southern Africa. Read more...

Free Night Offer at Ulusaba for Stays Until Dec 21, 2015

Spend 4 nights on safari at Ulusaba for the price of 3! Or, stay for 5 nights at Ulusaba for the price of 4! Or, stay even longer and spend 6 nights at Ulusaba for the price of 5! Read more...

Flyga Twiga Gives Safari Talk in Seoul, South Korea

Amy Millican, owner of Flyga Twiga LLC will be speaking in South Korea at the Seoul International Women’s Association’s August meeting of their Working Women’s Network.  Read more...

JOB OFFER: Custom Travel Sales Specialist - Africa Tour Operator

Full time F.I.T. sales. Leads supplied. Strong communication skills. Design creative, detailed custom itineraries from scratch; confident, sharp, hit the ground running team player. Previous industry experience/Knowledge of Africa HUGE plus; I/O Sales. Pay: DOE.  Read more...

Need More Visitors or Customers? Food and Drink Can Help 

Join the world’s largest food and drink tourism study organized by the World Food Travel Association and build the foundation needed to package and promote your food and drink products the right way and attract more foodies. Deadline: September 15. 
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Exclusive ATA 2016 Travel & Adventure Show Series Discount

Located at each of the 7 events around the country, the African Pavilion is the premier marketing platform designed to facilitate high-engaging conversations, lead generation and most importantly, bookings, for your DMO, tour or service.  Read more...

Program Released for Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) 2015

This year, the conference turns the spotlight on "doing business" in the continent, using data and specially-commissioned research from a wide range of industry experts to illuminate both the challenges and the opportunities.  Register to attend now and save $300.  Read more...

WTM London Hosts More Than 1.1m On-Stand Meetings 

WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, facilitates more than 1.1 million on-stand business meetings which sees the event generate more than £2.5 billion in industry deals.  Read more...

PATA CEO Challenge - Apply to Win $500,000 Worth of Digital Marketing

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in an exclusive partnership with TripAdvisor is looking for new and emerging destinations to take part in the PATA CEO Challenge. Read more...

Register Now! Africa Golf Summit 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa

The Africa Golf Summit will run from the 9-11 September 2015 at the award-winning Serengeti Golf Club, Johannesburg. The Summit provides a platform for break-through opportunities of key players in the golfing, tourism, enterprise development, and sporting sectors. Read more...
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