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Uganda ready for return of tourists

Museveni Appeals To Tourists To Return After COVID-19 Disaster Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has made an appeal to the international community to embrace Uganda as a tourist destination again, after two years of low business. Launching a new Destination Uganda campaign, Museveni said that …

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Cancelled flights put damper on US holiday travel

New York | Xinhua |  The holiday season travel stress has only escalated amid the surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, with several airlines reporting staff shortages from the spread of the coronavirus, leaving passengers with delayed or cancelled flights. According to FlightAware, a flight-tracking site, 880 flights within, …

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Tour operator handed 3 year jail term for fleecing tourists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Godfrey Paul Mpamu, a tour operator from Wild Paw Safaris has earned himself a three-year jail term for conning tourists. The Entebbe Chief Magistrate Stella Akwong convicted Mpamu on his own plea of guilty. Court heard that on August 30th this year, Uganda Wildlife Authority …

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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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Uganda exports to UAE grow from $300M to $1,850Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s exports to the United Arab Emirates have grown from $300 million since diplomatic relations were established in 2009 to $1.85 billion in 2020. Exports are mainly precious minerals, high value crops and labour. President Yoweri Museveni today visited Uganda’s stall and pushed for more …

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