Africa: With over 3400 Hotels and 700,000 Employed in Tourism, Ugandan Operators want more incentives

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Uganda’s tour operators are requesting government to offer them more tax incentives to boost investment in the sector even as trade experts say the move denies the economy of huge sums of money. Operators told The Independent during a reporting on tourism training held at Bugala Island in Kalangala District from June 25-28 that incentives related to tax and land […]

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Africa: Uganda opening tourism representative office in the UAE

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The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has appointed AVIAREPS, a global leader and expert in developing and shaping international tourism demand and spend, as the country’s tourism representative in the Gulf Countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The representation, which comes into immediate effect, will see AVIAREPS promote the Uganda’s tourist attractions, to travelers […]

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Africa: Rwanda reopens border with Uganda for two weeks

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Rwandan authorities have temporarily reopened the Gatuna border crossing with Uganda to allow heavy goods vehicles to cross. The Rwanda Revenue Authority commissioner general Mr Pascal Bizimana Ruganintwali has announced that the Gatuna border on the Rwandan side, shall be opened from June 10 to June 22 as they assess the operationalisation of construction works of the one-stop border point. […]

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Africa: Uganda Airlines to land in Nairobi on maiden flight

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Uganda Airlines has announced plans to commence the maiden flight on the Kenyan route, a move poised to raise competition on the Nairobi-Entebbe route. On its twitter account, the airline said it was making preparations to commence its first flight at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport following its revival recently. The move will come as the biggest challenge for Kenya […]

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News: Uganda urged to tap into African tourism market

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Uganda tourism stakeholders have been encouraged to promote the country to fellow Africans if they are to fully harness the potential of their tourist attractions. Ikechi Uko, a Nigerian travel business consultant, tourism development expert and organizer of the Akwaaba African Travel Market, the international travel fair in West Africa, while meeting tourism stakeholders last week in Kampala argued that […]

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Africa: Uganda Tourism Board CEO to Speak at Tropical Biology Association

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Uganda Tourism Board, Chief Executive Officer, Lilly Ajarova is billed to speak at the Tropical Biology Association (TBA), scheduled to hold at the Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Uganda. The Uganda Tourism boss has been invited by TBA as a Guest Speaker at the event taking place on the 2nd to 5th July 2019 Lily Ajarova will be sharing her experiences […]

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Africa: UTB Trains Tour Operators on Marketing Uganda to China

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The Uganda Tourism Board has trained Ugandan tour operators on how to market Destination Uganda to China. The training which was held in partnership with the Preferred Hospitality Group (PHG) consulting firm, Uganda’s Market Destination Representative in China, was aimed at showcasing the opportunities and key focus areas that are existent in the Asian nation’s outbound travel audience. According to […]

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Africa: Uganda Tourism Board Seeks to Tap Into Nigerian Market

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A recent study by Uganda Tourism Board has found that South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria were Uganda’s core markets for tourists in Africa. And with a population of more than 190 million and a GDP of 400B USD, Nigeria seemed to take the lions share. UTB Chief Executive Officer Lilly Ajarova says there are lots of opportunities to be explored […]

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