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Ministry: Tourism sector steadily recovering

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bookings for tourism tripled between August 2020 and March 2021 since the industry was reopened resulting from increased demand by both foreign and local tourists. According to records, 83,464 bookings were made in the first quarter of the year by the end of March, up …

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Ministry of Tourism conserves for generations

  NRM MANIFESTO WEEK |  Tourism is making a significant contribution to Uganda’s Vision 2040 of transforming Uganda into a middle-income country. It has become a transformative force propelling and fueling economic growth of the country. Tourism has become an invaluable unifying force, bringing together people of different nationalities, religions, regions …

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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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