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Atta Launches a Photography Competition

Atta ~ The African Travel & Tourism Association has launched its first ever photograph competition, aimed at exhibiting the talents of Atta members, promoting Africa, and getting a number of different takes of what “Africa in the New Year” means to each of their members.

Launched on the 20th of January, voting is taking place via an album on Facebook, where the photos are collecting ‘likes’. The winner will be announced on the 31st of January 2014 and will host a live webinar to tell the story of their African product.

By hosting this competition on a social networking site, Atta aim to fulfill their mission statement by creating a positive image of Africa and a greater awareness of Africa as a travel destination . Atta also hope to increase dialogue between the experts and the general public.

Entrants and their captioned photographs are (to view the original images visit the Atta Competition Facebook page HERE):

26 Sunset Avenue - Monkey's Wedding Sunset - bringing in the new year!

26 Sunset Avenue – Monkey’s Wedding Sunset – bringing in the new year!

Campi Ya Kanzi - Let's focus on the elephants; in order to save this continent.

Campi Ya Kanzi – Let’s focus on the elephants; in order to save this continent.

Flatdogs Camp - New Year always brings new life with baby elephants, baby impalas and baby birds such as these Crowned Cranes.

Flatdogs Camp – New Year always brings new life with baby elephants, baby impalas and baby birds such as these Crowned Cranes.

Great Plains Conservation - Scanning the plains for the next wave of the Great Migration.

Great Plains Conservation – Scanning the plains for the next wave of the Great Migration.

Marasa Africa - As the sun sets on 2013 we went for a final cruise to the Delta area of Murchison Falls National Park close to Paraa Safari lodge.

Marasa Africa – As the sun sets on 2013 we went for a final cruise to the Delta area of Murchison Falls National Park close to Paraa Safari lodge.

Ol Malo - Dressed in beads and Kikoys so as to fit in, two young guests walk out with their guide Hussein to experience the walk that the Samburu school children make to school each day through the African bush.

Ol Malo – Dressed in beads and Kikoys so as to fit in, two young guests walk out with their guide Hussein to experience the walk that the Samburu school children make to school each day through the African bush.

Premier Safaris - A vulnerable gorilla over the festive period, looking towards conservation in 2014.

Premier Safaris – A vulnerable gorilla over the festive period, looking towards conservation in 2014.

To Escape To - A New Year a New Legacy - Fulfilling the Mandela Dream.

To Escape To – A New Year a New Legacy – Fulfilling the Mandela Dream.

Turtle Bay Lodge - Turtle Bay plans to host more African themed weddings in 2014, supported by a group from the iconic Maasai tribe.

Turtle Bay Lodge – Turtle Bay plans to host more African themed weddings in 2014, supported by a group from the iconic Maasai tribe.

Zambezi Safari and Travel Company - Its detox time - we're eating the green stuff!

Zambezi Safari and Travel Company – Its detox time – we’re eating the green stuff!

About the Atta

Atta ~ The African Travel & Tourism Association is a trade association that promotes tourism to Africa from all corners of the world. Recognised as the Voice of African Tourism, Atta serves and supports business leaders in Africa representing the elite buyers and suppliers of tourism product across 22 African countries. With over 530 members, Atta acts as Pan-Africa’s largest network of tourism product covering not only accommodation, transport and travel specialists in Africa, but a formidable selection of tour operators, representation and PR companies in Europe, USA and worldwide promoting tourism to Africa.

Tourism Tattler is proud to be an accredited Media Partner to the African Travel & Tourism Association.