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Entebbe Road madness

One of the temporary inconveniences that are making branding Uganda more complicated Amos Wekesa, arguably the face of Uganda’s tourism industry and self-confessed ‘brand ambassador’ for the country, rarely, if ever, makes negative comments about his country in public. He travels around the world marketing the country in his ‘I’m …

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TOURISM: Tanzania, like Uganda, faces new VAT battle

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome Tanzania’s tourism industry may be in for a rough year ahead should proposals for adding Value Added Tax (VAT) on tourism services be sanctioned by parliament. The 18 percent tax, if implemented, would apply for any service rendered, from park fees to transport and …

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Budget to unlock Uganda’s Tourism potential

Matia Kasaija, the nominee to head the Ministry of Finance, has highlighted the importance of tourism to the Uganda economy, outlining new measures to enhance performance in the sector. In his Uganda budget speech on Wednesday, Kasaija revealed that government is allocating Sh188.8 billion to the sector next financial year …

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Chimp news and more from Uganda …

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome On 26th-28th May 2016, Chimpanzee Trust organized a Wildlife Art Exhibition ”Jewels of the Jungle” as a fundraising platform for the Chimp medical ward at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. This was a collaborative creative process with artists, Taga Nuwagaba (UG), Barbara Hollweg an American …

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New York names street ‘Muhammad Ali Way’

New York, United States | AFP | New York City on Tuesday renamed a street outside Madison Square Garden “Muhammad Ali Way” after the late boxing legend who headlined a string of fights at the iconic sports arena. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the temporary renaming of West 33rd Street …

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CNN lists Ugandan ‘rolex’ top African food

CNN’s African Startup has featured Uganda’s rolex a must-eat African delicacy. Listed as one of African foods finally taking off, the article reads: In Uganda, for example, a dish called “the Rolex” — a rolled chapatti containing a fried egg and vegetables — is wildly popular, but little known outside …

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Green Summit East Africa rapidly approaching now

The 2nd Regional Green Tourism Summit, hosted by the Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda (STTA) is less than two weeks away now. The summit has attracted thought and opinion leaders in sustainable tourism and Green Development from Eastern and Southern Africa. The summit will host among other heavyweights the CEO …

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