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Sheraton welcomes Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Guests at Sheraton Kampala will from today have the opportunity to earn loyalty program points that allows them to stay in any Marriott affiliated hotel in the World. Marriott International today unveiled “Marriott Bonvoy”, the new brand name of its loyalty travel program that will replace the …

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Japan starts $9 departure tax for travellers

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Japan on Monday started levying a 1,000 yen ($9.22) departure tax on each person leaving the country, a measure aimed at raising funds to further boost tourism. The International Tourist Tax will cover everyone regardless of nationality — from business people to holidaymakers older than …

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Miss Uganda to meet President Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism is planning a big welcome for miss Uganda Quinn Abenakyo, who returns Wednesday after a stunning performance that saw finish in the top five at the 68th Miss World contest in China. Abenakyo emerged 2nd runner up in a global contest …

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Uganda named as top destination to visit in 2019

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Fodor’s Travel, the internationally-recognized guidebook publisher and travel authority has featured Uganda on its annual Go List as one of the 52 destinations to visit in 2019, according to a press statement issued by Uganda Tourism Board on Dec.10. The Fodor’s website is published out …

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