Archive for August 2nd, 2017

Training in Sustainable Tourism September 2017

STTA Kenya offers tailor made training about sustainability

Dear ATC Readers,

Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda will be conducting a series of trainings on sustainable tourism for hoteliers, tour operators, travel agents, destination managers and project managers from the 19th to the 21st of September 2017.

The trainings include;
Best practices in Sustainable Tourism and Developing Sustainability Standards
Effective Community Engagement in Sustainable Tourism
Documenting and Reporting Sustainability

To participate, kindly see attachment for more information or call 0705283658/0718127557.

Best regards,

STTA Team.
Putting Sustainability Into Practice

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Precision Air gears up for Serengeti flights


(Posted 02nd August 2017)

Tourists and locals alike can from October onwards fly with Precision Air from either Zanzibar or from Dar es Salaam to the heart of the Serengeti National Park with one of the airline’s ATR aircraft.
Convenient connections allow to link the Spice Island of Zanzibar with the Serengeti with a full baggage allowance of 23 kgs unlike other airlines which due to the aircraft size have to impose baggage and weight limitations on travelers.
Flights will initially operate every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Precision Air only a month ago launched flights again between Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro to Entebbe and will soon also launch services to Kahama in conjunction with Mwanza.

The new flights are already visible and can be booked through Precision Air’s presence on global distribution systems.

Precision Air was established in 1993 as a private air transport charter company has grown to become a well respected airline in East Africa.
Operating from Dar es Salaam Precision Air flies to Arusha, Bukoba, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Musoma, Mtwara, Mwanza, Tabora, Zanzibar, Nairobi and Entebbe. Precision Air is the only publicly quoted airline company in Tanzania, the only Tanzanian member of IATA and has been safety certified through IATA’s IOSA audits for over a decade now.

Blue Panorama returns to Mombasa ignoring election jitters


(Posted 02nd August 2017)

The coast tourism fraternity welcomed the return to Blue Panorama to Mombasa just days prior to the general and presidential elections in Kenya, saying it was a vote of confidence in the country, the destination and a sign that others should follow suit.
The flights link the northern Italian commercial hub of Milan with the Kenya coast and many of the tourists are expected to stay in Malindi and Watamu, besides hotels along the beaches both north and south of Mombasa.
It was Mohammed Hersi, Chairman of the Kenya Tourism Federation and recently appointed as Group CEO of Sun Africa Hotels who shared the news earlier in the day but other commitments prevented an earlier post in this regard.
112 passengers disembarked from the inaugural flight plus the crew which will be staying at the Kenya coast too before returning on the flight next week.
The Kenya Tourism Board too went on record to state that as long as the elections on August 08th, and the declaration of results, are conducted in a peaceful atmosphere, the country should see a swift return to a tourism boom for the coast where several charter airlines – inspite of generous incentives provided by the Kenyan government last year – have been holding back on request of tour operators over election jitters.
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Save the date for AVI AFRIQUE 2017

AVI AVRIQUE 2017 - Africa Aviation Innovation Summit
Dear ATC Readers,

Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS) is proud to
present the 6th annual AVI AFRIQUE Africa Aviation Innovation Summit.

This year’s Summit will explore the theme:

Save the date! 25 and 26 October 2017
In Africa. For Africa. By Africa. Enhancing aviation sustainability of the African market within the global space.
We are always looking for ways to improve each event and this year is no different – if you are looking to meet with a specific delegate during the Summit, you can now do so with our new feature: AVI Connect. So, save the date now to make sure you don’t miss out on the biggest aviation event in Africa.
25th and 26th of October 2017
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Convention Centre
Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria,
South Africa
We look forward to seeing you there.

Thabani Mthiyane


Corporate Council on Africa News Updates


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RwandAir Opens New Hub in Benin as Rwanda Builds New Airport KT Press
Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir on Tuesday launched its regional hub in Benin to effectively serve Western and Central Africa. RwandAir route to Cotonou-Benin… Read more>>

Congo-Brazzaville sets sights on becoming ecotourism destination Devex
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RwandAir enters African big league with launch of second hub in Cotonou


(Posted 02nd August 2017)

RwandAir the national airline of the Republic of Rwanda just announced that it has been granted the seventh freedom rights by the Government of Benin. The seventh freedom rights allow an airline to base its operations outside its home base and operate between its seventh freedom base and a third country without returning to its country.
RwandAir plans to position two Boeing 737s aircraft to Cotonou and begin operations in the near future from its new second hub. Furthermore, the Governments of Benin and Rwanda have signed a MOU to establish a Joint Venture airline owned by the two countries and based in Cotonou, Benin.

The launch of this hub will take air travel on our continent to the next level as RwandAir will be able to reach more countries in West and Central Africa with improved connections and more frequencies‘ said Yvonne Manzi Makolo, the Deputy CEO in Charge of Corporate Affairs of RwandAir.

The joint-venture airline plans to commence its initial operations providing air transportation for passengers and goods to Abidjan, Brazzaville, Douala, Libreville, Bamako, Dakar and Conakry.

This will enable us to achieve our plans for the country’s aviation industry in order to make Cotonou a hub for the sub-region. Our second dream will become reality with the establishment of the national carrier of Benin through the Rwandan experience thus contributing to the development of our aviation and tourism sector‘ said Honorable Herve Hehomey, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Benin.
I am pleased that our Rwandan brothers chose our national day to come and celebrate with us this cooperation which facilitates the creation of the Beninese-Rwandan airline by the end of this year’ said Honorable Aurelien Agbenonci, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Benin.
In the name of the Government of Rwanda, I would like to express my profound gratitude to the Government of Benin that has allowed this audacious and solemn economic initiative to materialize. I’m very pleased that the negotiations ended in this mutually beneficial partnership for both countries‘ said Honorable Louise Mushikiwabo, the Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister of Rwanda.

RwandAir will continue its operations from Kigali to Cotonou and provide seamless access to East and Southern Africa, the Middle East.Europe and Asia to the joint airline.

Just Released: UNWTO World Tourism Barometer

UN World Tourism Organization publishes the latest global
industry ‘Barometer’ giving key indicators of future growth

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