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Thomas Cook collapses with 600,000 tourists stranded abroad

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British travel firm Thomas Cook collapsed into bankruptcy on Monday, leaving some 600,000 holidaymakers stranded and sparking the UK’s biggest repatriation since World War II. The 178-year-old debt-plagued group, which had struggled against fierce online competition for some time and blamed Brexit uncertainty for a …

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Ugandans thrill guests at JAMAFEST in Dar

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan delegation at the East African Community Arts and Culture Festival JAMAFEST put up a thrilling show of cultural dances on the first day of the regional fair taking place in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam. It’s the fourth time …

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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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