Uganda

UTB flags off 1st winner for ‘’Take on the Pearl of Africa’’ Digital Campaign to Mbale

Kampala, Uganda 18th Sept 2020 - The Uganda Tourism Board has today, flagged off Dominic Tugume who emerged out the 1st lucky winner for ‘’Take on the Pearl of Africa’’ digital led domestic tourism campaign to Mbale, Eastern Uganda.

RAFIKI KILLER SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS IN JAIL

Kampala - July 30, 2020 – The Kabale Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday sentenced Byamukama Felix to 11 years in prison for killing Rafiki the Silverback of Nkuringo Gorilla group and other wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Byamukama pleaded guilty to three counts of illegal entry into a protected area, killing a gorilla and a duiker. The Chief Magistrate His Worship Julius Borere sentenced him to 5, 6, and 5 years respectively to be served concurrently.

UGANDA RANKS 6TH AS MOST POPULAR AFRICAN DESTINATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

July 11, 2020. Kampala, Uganda. Uganda has been ranked the sixth most popular destination in Africa for hosting international conferences and events in the 2019 statistics report released by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). ICCA represents the world’s leading association for the global meetings, conference and events industry.

IF WE CAN’T DO TOURISM FOR NOW, LET’S AT LEAST TALK TOURISM

In my opening address at this year’s 5th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) held in February, under the theme- Promoting Intra-African Travel, I told stakeholders that for Uganda to have a sustainable tourism sector, there was a need for us to rethink our tourism market with more focus on Africa and Uganda. Fast forward, around March, a month after POATE, Covid-19 spread across the world. Overnight, the tourism sector and economies across the world came to a halt.  

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: GUIDELINES TO ACCESS OF UGANDA TOURISM BOARD OFFICES AS UGANDA TAKES PRECAUTION AGAINST COVID-19

In light of the presidential directive on the management of COVID-19, and as Uganda heightens her safety measures against the disease, it is of utmost importance that we take the necessary precautions as a country and as an institution.

Uganda Tourism Board will no longer receive any physical copies of documents and discourages physical visits to the office. Furthermore, measures to minimize physical visits and encourage social distancing have been put in place as follows;

1. General inquiries

TULAMBULE CHRISTMAS PROMOTION 2019 KICKS OFF

Kampala, Uganda. December 3, 2019. State Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda has today launched the Tulambule Christmas promotion 2019. Tulambule will this year traverse south western Uganda in areas of Kigezi including; Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda and Mgahinga National Park.

Speaking at the launch held at Ndere Culture Center in Kampala, Hon. Kiwanda announced Uganda’s readiness for the festive season and highlighted that Ugandans sharing their experiences online will open country to the world as many visit its iconic features.

UGANDA POSITIONS AS MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES DESTINATION AT IBTM WORLD

Barcelona, Spain. November 20, 2019 – A team from Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) led by Ms. Susan Muhwezi the Vice-Chairperson of the Board, along with tourism and hospitality private sector are currently representing Uganda at the 32nd edition of IBTM World 2019. This is one of the leading marketplaces for the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) industry. Some of the attending private sector from Uganda include; Lake Kitandara Tours, Speke Resort, The Uganda Safari Company, Purposeful Incentives, MICE Uganda, Serena Hotels and Last Events; among others.

UGANDA HEADS TO KENYA FOR TOURISM SHOWCASE

Kampala, Uganda – September 30, 2019. Team Uganda comprising of 18 tour operators and led by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is set to showcase Uganda’ tourism offerings at the 8th edition of the Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) to be held from the 2nd -4th October 2019, at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

The annual expo will attract over 170 exhibitors and 180 hosted buyers registered from 20 countries around the World; offering an attractive platform for Uganda to showcase.

ROGUE TOUR OPERATOR ARRESTED AS UGANDA TOURISM BOARD TIGHTENS ON QUALITY ASSURANCE WITHIN THE SECTOR

Kabale, Uganda. August 12, 2019 – Tourism police have today arrested a rogue tour operator accused of fleecing tourists of $21,500. Richard Tusasibwe, director of Gatatu Safaris Limited in Kigezi was today taken into custody after he was arrested by police at Arcadia Cottages in Kabale; near Lake Bunyonyi; where he had taken other tourists for a trip.

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