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Refugees reap from hotel apprenticeship

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ninety five refugees have completed training in hotel and tourism management. This is part of on partnership on Inclusive Jobs and Education for Host Communities, Refugees, and other Forcibly Displaced Persons, a joint initiative of ILO, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), UNICEF, the …

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UTB resumes grading, classification of hotels

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Tourism Board has started a nationwide grading and classification exercise for hotels and other tourist facilities. This was revealed at a news conference held in Kampala on Aug.2 by Lilly Ajarova, the chief executive officer of UTB, Uganda Hotel Owners Association Chairperson and Vice …

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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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