Africa: Uganda appoints New Tourism Minister

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The Ugandan government has appointed Hon. Tom Butime as the new Minister of Tourism for the country. According to atcnews.org Butime takes over from former minister, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu who has now been moved to the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. Butime a former member of parliament for Mwenge County Central, Kyenjojo District and was previously serving as Minister […]

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Africa: Uganda Tourism Board Kicks Off ‘Back to the Source Tours’

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Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) on Wednesday kicked off “Back to the source tours” initiative as a way of promoting tourism. This initiative was kicked off at Murchison falls National Park in north-western Uganda. According to the UTB Public Relations Officer, Ms Sandra Natukunda, the initiative seeks to craft itineraries that speak to the African-American cultural, travel requirements as Uganda continues […]

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Tourism: 60% of Uganda’s Tourists arrivals are from Africa and Kenya supplies 29%.

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As Uganda continues to reap big from her tourism industry, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), the government agency responsible for marketing and promoting Uganda both in the region and internationally, has in the past three months registered a tremendous performance, projecting more development for the sector. This has Tuesday been revealed by the UTB Chief Executive Officer, Lily Ajarova while addressing […]

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Africa: Amended Gay Act Can’t Hurt Uganda’s Tourism

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With Uganda already finalizing plans to table an amendment to the 2014 Anti-Homosexuality Act, several international media and newswires have come up to suggest that the proposed amendment will hurt Uganda’s tourism sector. Uganda is proposing an amendment to the law that was passed in 2013, to include a death penalty as well as handle anyone involved in the promotion […]

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Akwaaba 2019: Uganda Brings African Perspective to MICE

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If the just concluded 2019 Akwaaba ATM was a football tournament, Uganda would have been described as the underdog prior to kickoff. Nobody would have given them a chance. But as we all know, underdogs can pull a surprise, and Uganda Tourism Board demonstrated this with a fresh new perspective. Soldier Go, Soldier Come Delegates who were hoping to see […]

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Tourism: Uganda ranked 7th African country with less restrictions for tourists

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Uganda has been ranked among the top 20 countries in Africa with less travel restrictions for tourists. According to the 2019 Hospitality Report Africa published by Jumia, Uganda, which is in 7th position, does not send away tourists who fail to fulfill visa requirements. In first position is Mauritius followed by Benin, Rwanda, Guinnea-Bissau, Togo, Cape Verde, Uganda, Mozambique, Sychelles […]

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Aviation: The many Struggles of East African Airlines as Uganda vows its planes will not be Seized like Air Tanzania

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The region’s national carriers have experienced a turbulent week. Hope seemed to dim further for Kenya Airways, which announced heavy losses—again —just as Air Tanzania grappled with the seizure of one of its aircraft in South Africa over a 37-year-old debt. For Uganda, whose relaunched flag carrier Uganda Airlines started commercial operations, the two events amplify the multiple perils it […]

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Africa: Lessons for Nigeria Air as Uganda revives national carrier

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Nigeria’s quest to float a new national carrier can draw some lessons from Uganda that has within a short period relaunched its national carrier. The Uganda Airlines was liquidated in 2001, some three years before Nigeria Airways also bit the dust. But the East African carrier has bounced back though slowly but with clear focus on the regional market that […]

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Africa: Gorilla population increases as Uganda takes UN Conventions chair

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The 3rd UN Gorilla meeting of parties hosted in Uganda ended with Uganda taking over the chairmanship. The chairmanship of the convention was handed over to Dr. Akakwasa Barirega Commissioner Wildlife in Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities. The convention was the Third Meeting of Parties to the UN Agreement on the conservation of gorillas and their habitats. The meeting […]

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