Tourism: Going to East Africa? Try this for size

Going to East Africa? Try this for size Are you thinking about where the next 12 months will take you? Here are some of my favourite places … UGANDA – Kampala “KLA”- coffee, culture and chimpanzees! Denmark’s most popular newspaper, Politiken, asked me to recommend the Top Things To Do in Kampala for their Insider Guide. We agreed that Danish […]

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Africa: Kenya’s tourism industry loses ground

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Kenya’s tourism industry loses ground As the country’s tourism is facing the most difficult period decades, foreign visitors focus on regional destinations. One of the moments tourism industry in Kenya started to decline was when Western countries released a series of travel advisories cautioning their citizens about the threats the African country might impose. Besides, significant competition from cheaper wildlife […]

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Africa: Fresh news from Uganda as it reposition its Tourism offerings

Winston Churchill called Uganda “paradise on earth” when he visited in 1908. And now the Uganda ministry of tourism is working hard to ensure we can all share in his vision. A 10-year development plan undertaken by the Ugandan government is starting to pay dividends, minister of tourism Ephraim Kamuntu told me at WTM London last week. However, he said […]

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Africa: How Uganda reeled out her pearls at Akwaaba

The fairy-tale of Uganda dazzles anyone who visits the country for the first time. Caught by the terrestrial lustre of this small but mighty African country, young British explorer, Winston Churchill, became quite enthused about what he saw and wrote: “For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for […]

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Africa: Dubai Tourism, SAT, KTB win Best Stand Award at Akwaaba

By Friday Nwosu Dubai Tourism has emerged the winner of the overall Best stand award at the just concluded 12th edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market held at Eko Hotel, Lagos. The event which had 15 participating countries and over 50 travel organisations in attendance saw Dubai winning the award for the second consecutive time. Dubai became the darling of […]

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Tourism: Uganda Gears Up For Maiden African Birding Expo

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To say they are just birds is an understatement. The texture and color of their plumage is mesmerizing. It is done with such perfection. When they open their tender lips to sing, out comes a mix of daunting and soothing melodies that effortlessly rejuvenate our six senses. At the realization that we are having a long day, they never hesitate […]

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Tourism: Akwaaba African Travel Market Becoming Continent’s Most Influential Show

Travel and Tourism is the new frontier that plays a critical role in the world’s economy today and nowhere was this most obvious than the 3-day Akwaaba African Travel Market at Eko Hotel, Lagos.A robust and rich panel of industry stakeholders discussed the state of tourism and aviation in the continent with emphasis on Nigeria. The stakes were high and […]

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Uganda performs well at INDABA 2016

By Sebidde Kiryowa, Solomon Oleny Uganda has come third, winning the silver award in the category of best stall at INDABA 2016 tourism and trade fare in Durban, South Africa. The competitive award, whose platinum and gold awards were earned by Kenya Tourism Board and Rwanda Development Board respectively, is given to exhibitors with the most fascinating architectural design that. […]

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