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Egypt cleans up for return of tourists

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Hotels have ramped up hygiene, archaeological sites have been sanitised and beaches cleaned up — Egypt is gearing up to welcome back tourists kept away by the coronavirus pandemic. “We are laying the groundwork for tourists from around the world to find this destination … in …

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Lonely streets, empty beaches denote new normal for Entebbe

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entebbe municipality is gradually growing into a lonely neighbourhood as a result of the closure of beaches, hotels and all tourist attractions in the area. Located at Lake Victoria peninsula in Wakiso district, Entebbe municipality is home to charming attractions that lure merrymakers to …

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Latitude Hotels to open new property in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hotel chain, Latitude Hotels Group, plans to open up a new hotel facility in Kampala as it seeks presence in the East African region. This follows the opening of similar facilities in Malawi and Zambia in 2012 and 2014, respectively. While no official opening is …

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Serena Hotels expands to DRC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Serena Hotels is set to expand into the Democratic Republic of Congo with the opening of a new property located on the shore of Lake Kivu in Goma. Reports indicate that the new property consists of 100 rooms and suits. At the same time, …

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Sheraton Kampala at 50

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome: Sheraton – Half a centry to look back at while preparing for the future General Manager Jean-Phillippe Bittencourt has described Sheraton Kampala Hotel as “undoubtedly one of Uganda’s proudest hospitality resource and today still stands tall on the slopes of Nakasero Hill proudly marching towards …

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Kigali Marriott opens

The Kigali Marriott Hotel officially launched its operations on Oct.4 at a ceremony attended by the Marriott International President and Chief Executive Officer, Arne Sorenson. Following the hotel’s launch, Sorenson met with President Paul Kagame and discussed Rwanda’s hospitality industry and the hotel group’s interests in Rwanda. Sorenson said he was …

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