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Kampala hotel festive bookings bounce back – slowly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoteliers in Kampala have registered improved guest booking this festive season compared to 2020, the worst year ever for the hospitality sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020, the hoteliers say holiday seekers and tourists, …

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Tourism ministry to construct hotels in protected areas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is to construct hotels in some of Uganda’s protected areas as a way of promoting domestic tourism, thanks to an agreement with the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA. State Minister for Tourism Martin Mugarra Bahinduka says that the high costs …

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Foreign nationals’ hotel bookings rise to 28% in Uganda

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There is hope for the hospitality industry and bookings in Uganda’s hotels start recovering from near zero during the months of the Covid-19 lockdown to well over a quarter of installed capacity today. Bradford Ochieng, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer Uganda Tourism Board revealed in …

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Uganda: Occupancy rate for hotels up to 28%

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Hotels in Uganda are recording an increase in occupancy rate, an indicator that the sector is recovering from the coronavirus crisis. According to Suzan Muhwezi, the chairperson of Uganda Hotel Owners Association and vice chairperson Board of Directors for Uganda Tourism Board, industry players recorded 28% …

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How hotels are surviving amidst COVID-19

Facilities have lost more than $320m since March 2020 due to the effects of pandemic Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Hotels in Uganda are operating in red since they resumed operations, but operators are optimistic that business will return to normalcy soon. The COVID-19 outbreak in the country in …

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Kalangala hotels cut prices to attract local tourists

Kalangala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Service providers in the hospitality industry in Kalangala district have slashed their costs to attract local tourists. There are over 100 hotels, inns and lodges spread on various islands in Kalangala district.  However, majority of the facilities are on Bugala and Bukasa island to their …

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