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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary reopened to tourists

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has reopened Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district. UWA closed Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which sits on over 16,000 acres of land, and home to 33 endangered White Rhinos in mid-April this year with a message that no tourism activity would be …

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Spain opens doors to vaccinated visitors

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA |  Spain on Monday ended restrictions on travelers from outside of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen travel area who have a certificate to prove they have fully completed their vaccination procedure 14 days before travel. This follows the country’s earlier decision to lift restrictions …

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Ministry: Tourism sector steadily recovering

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bookings for tourism tripled between August 2020 and March 2021 since the industry was reopened resulting from increased demand by both foreign and local tourists. According to records, 83,464 bookings were made in the first quarter of the year by the end of March, up …

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Ministry of Tourism conserves for generations

  NRM MANIFESTO WEEK |  Tourism is making a significant contribution to Uganda’s Vision 2040 of transforming Uganda into a middle-income country. It has become a transformative force propelling and fueling economic growth of the country. Tourism has become an invaluable unifying force, bringing together people of different nationalities, religions, regions …

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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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Lack of qualified personnel limiting tourism growth

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of qualified personnel is hindering the growth of the tourism sector in the country despite the fact that Uganda is renowned for hosting a hospitable population. Players in the tourism and hospitality industry say this is one of the reasons Uganda’s uniqueness has remained unknown …

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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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UWA closes Ziwa rhino sanctuary following attack

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has closed Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district with immediate effect following a recent attack. The decision comes amidst bickering between Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranches (ZRWR), which owns the land hosting the sanctuary, and Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU), a non-governmental organization that …

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