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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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AVIATION DIGEST: How Airlines decide where to fly

AVIATION DIGEST | JARED KALERA |  The country’s flag bearer Uganda Airlines has been revamped after many years of inactivity. After the launch, the airline first chose particular destinations in Africa. As of September 2021,Uganda Airlines has been doing Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar Es salaam, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Johannesburg, Bujumbura, Mogadishu, Kinsasha and …

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Tourism sector recovery disrupted by budget cuts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism has asked Parliament to exempt the tourism sector from budget cuts to enable the sector recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. During a meeting on Thursday between Parliament’s committee on Tourism, Trade, and Industry and officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife …

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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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COVID-19: New protocol out to protect Uganda’s gorillas

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Conservation organizations and the government of Uganda and Rwanda have adopted new guidelines to protect the mountain gorillas from catching the Covid-19 Virus. Under the guidance of the International Gorilla Conservation Program and Gorilla Friendly, updated gorilla trekking protocols have been issued to ensure …

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King Oyo rallies youth to embrace culture

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The King of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru IV has closed a three-day launch of a “Ekyooto ha Mpango”  with a call on his subjects especially the youth to embrace and value Tooro culture. The King disclosed that the Ekyooto (fireplace) concept for …

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