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Luo Council of Elders plan historic visit to Uganda

Tororo, Uganda | Louis Jadwong | Members of the Luo Council of Elders from Siaya County in western Kenya will visit Uganda on a three-day cultural exchange starting on Tuesday. The Jopadhola Prime Minister (Jago)  Richard Josel Obbo confirmed preparations for the visit are in an advanced stage, saying he will …

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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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Kadaga slams tourism board for snubbing miss tourism pageant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has expressed displeasure with Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) over its failure to facilitate the Miss Tourism Uganda for the International competition in Malaysia.   Kadaga said that the Board’s action was disadvantaging the promotion of Uganda’s tourism sector and frustrating …

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Development dilemma as eastern Greenland eyes tourism boost

Kulusuk, Denmark | AFP | Kayaking past blue-white icebergs drifting along near a pristine harbour, wandering around colourful houses or trekking in the snow-capped wilderness: July and August are high season for tourists in eastern Greenland. Many of the 85,000 tourists who visit each year head to the west coast, but …

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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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