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The 2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Tourism agency anticipates Shs12bn as earnings from the virtual event after a few years Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Suppliers of tourism related services and products will close and sign business deals worth Shs12.2billion during the 6th edition of the 2021 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo, according to Uganda …

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Deal sealed to promote Uganda as a film and tourist destination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly promote “Destination Uganda” as a premier film and tourist destination. The MoU enjoins the two parties to collaborate and jointly market Destination Uganda, and to improve Uganda’s brand …

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2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

A big opportunity for Uganda, African economies Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Tourism players from across Africa gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo located approximately 20 kilometers southeast of Kampala City starting Feb.4-6 to discuss the industry’s future prospects. This was the 5th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) organized …

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Growing tourism sector

UTB strengthens marketing and quality of service Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Tourism Board is gearing up regulating tourism facilities, travel agents and tourist guides countrywide to support growth of the sector. In an interview with The Independent on Oct.15 at Protea Hotel during the agency’s quarterly media …

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Uganda drops six places in latest Tourism Competitiveness Index rankings

❇ TTCI Rankings 2019 ❇ In 2015 ➡ 114 ❇ In 2017 ➡106 ❇ In 2019 ➡112 👉Visitor arrivals 1,402,400 👉 Inbound receipts $937.3 million 👉Receipts per arrival $668 Top African countries 🇲🇺 Mauritius 54 🇿🇦 South Africa 61 🇸🇨 Seycheles 62 🇪🇬 Egypt 65 🇲🇦 Morocco 66 🇳🇦 Namibia 81 🇰🇪 Kenya 82 🇹🇳 Tunisia 85 …

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Fury over Murchison Falls

Govt proposal to build a sixth power dam on the Nile kicks up storm Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Murchison Falls, one of River Nile’s remaining spectacular waterfalls tops the “bucket list” of iconic sceneries in Uganda that hundreds of thousands of tourists covet when they visit the country. …

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Uganda explores dark tourism potential

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has identified dark tourism as a product it believes will not only help diversify Uganda’s tourism product offerings but also help the younger generation understand the journey of their country. Kampala, Uganda | The Independent | Dark tourism is one that involves travel to places historically …

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