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Disputed Western Sahara becomes kitesurfing hotspot

Dakhla, Western Sahara | AFP |  In the heart of disputed Western Sahara, a former garrison town has become an unlikely tourist magnet after kitesurfers discovered the windswept desert coast was perfect for their sport. In Dakhla, an Atlantic seaport town punctuated with military buildings in Morocco-administered Western Sahara, swarms of kitesurfers …

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Ker Luo and Kwar Adhola start World Forum of Luo Kings

  Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nearly 500 years after the descendants of Adhola and Owiny separated in present day Tororo in Uganda, their descendants on Thursday November 7, 2019 signed a pact confirming their blood relationship, and agreed to reunite and work together. There was a brief cultural …

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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 showcasing faith-based tourism in Nigeria

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Uganda is showcasing  faith, adventure and film tourism at the Akwaaba Africa Travel Market in Nigeria which started on September 22 and ends today September 24, 2019, according to a media release distributed by Uganda Tourism Board dated Sept.20. Team Uganda is led by the Minister of …

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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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Tourism ministry fastracks Uganda Martyrs shrines redevelopment plan

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Uganda Martyrs continue attracting thousands of Christians from all over the globe, the Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Ministry is also fast-tracking the plans of redeveloping the shrines and the neighboring areas. In 2015, the catholic and Anglican churches embarked on the process …

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