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Big gains at 2021 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | The 6th 2021 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) can easily be described as a success going by the numbers shared on Apr.29 when it ended. The organisers, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), said a total of 424 exhibitors were recorded, representing a 182% increase from …

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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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Body parts of killed lions recovered

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) and the police have recovered body parts of the lions that were killed in Queen Elizabeth national park last week. The lions were found dead on Friday evening, in Ishasha sector, Kihihi Sub County, …

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The 2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Tourism agency anticipates Shs12bn as earnings from the virtual event after a few years Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Suppliers of tourism related services and products will close and sign business deals worth Shs12.2billion during the 6th edition of the 2021 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo, according to Uganda …

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