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Tourism Boards of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda move closer

The emergence of the “Coalition of the Willing” last year saw the launch of such tourism-related initiatives like the introduction of the common tourist visa and the use of joint exhibition spaces

Airline’s new home launches new age

At 9 am local time in Doha, Qatar Airways (QR) will move to the new Hamad International Airport as well as commence flight operations into the brand spanking new mega airport, which was built to accom

Uganda’s Bwindi National Park – More than ‘Just Gorillas’

NKURINGO RISING ‘I was never so happy to see a Boda Boda’ …

Uganda’s Bwindi National Park – More than ‘Just Gorillas’

NKURINGO RISING ‘I was never so happy to see a Boda Boda’ …

Uganda withdraws VAT exemption for hotel accommodation

(eTN) - Uganda’s Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka announced that the VAT exemption for hotel accommodation will be withdrawn.

Woman tourism leader in Uganda makes it into ADWTA Hall of...

UGANDA (eTN) - The African Diaspora World Tourism Awards (ADWTA) ceremony is the first ever awards ceremony honoring trailblazers in black culture and heritage as an influence on tourism.

Uganda CAA annouces plans to remodel departure area of Entebbe airport

(eTN) - Travelers using the Entebbe International Airport have for long been suffering the inconvenience of being made to walk long distances from the car parking to the main terminal, often subjected

Controversial Uganda golf course project back in the news

UGANDA (eTN) - When presiding over the passing out of over 400 new Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) rangers last week, President Museveni again let fly over his disappointment, if not outright anger, f

Uganda Hotel Owners Association gets new Executive Director

UGANDA (eTN) – Long-serving Executive Director of the Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA), Mr. Ishmael Sekandi, has stepped down and was last Tuesday formally replaced by Mr.

Skal Kampala elects new leadership

UGANDA (eTN) - Skal Kampala Chapter 611 last night held the mandatory annual general meeting, and after serving twice as Club President, Kainembabazi Sabiti, has stepped down, making way for Miss Mona

Uganda makes visiting national parks easier with cashless smart card

UGANDA (eTN) - Visits to any of Uganda’s ten national parks will soon be easier as the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is putting the final touches on the introduction of a cashless smart card based

Uganda Tourism Association gets new leadership

UGANDA (eTN) - Information received over the weekend, albeit sketchy, speak of Herbert Byaruhanga, founder of the Uganda Safari Guide Association (USAGA) and the Uganda Bird Guide Association, having

First and only European carrier with daily flights to Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - In breaking news, KLM in Kampala has just announced that they will move to daily flights on the Entebbe–Amsterdam route, effective April 5 of this year.

ICTP welcomes Uganda travel company, Trek Africa Eco-Tours

HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is pleased to announce Trek Africa Eco-Tours, Ltd.

Uganda government considering stake in Air Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - When some time ago a few individuals tried to make hay with their chatter to once again start up a national airline in Uganda – Air Uganda was liquidated in 2001 after several failed

Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute staff goes on strike

UGANDA (eTN) - Reports are coming in from Jinja that staff at Uganda’s national Hotel and Tourism Training Institute, located at the Crested Crane Hotel, have put down their tools and are demanding

Routes publishes 2013 meeting program bringing Routes Africa to Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Routes has just published the calendar of regional and global events taking place in 2013 across the word, bringing together the who’s who of the aviation industry.

Air Uganda gets IOSA certification

UGANDA (eTN) - Information is now available on the IATA website that Air Uganda, the Pearl of Africa’s quasi-national airline, has been accorded the coveted IATA Operational Safety Audit certificati

The mystery of the Mountains of the Moon

UGANDA (eTN) - First mentioned by ancient Greek cartographer Ptolemaeus around 150 AD, though never conclusively answered how he got the information in the first place, the Mountains of the Moon, toda

More ferries for Uganda lakes and rivers

UGANDA (eTN)- Uganda’s Ministry of Transport has confirmed the acquisition of three additional ferries to provide for safe river and lake crossings at select points across the country.

National Geographic names Uganda in their global top 20 destinations

UGANDA (eTN) - As 2012 is waning now, and with it Uganda’s accolade as the Lonely Planet Guide Books’ Number ONE Destination for the year, and the hype fades of reaching the half century mark of i

Kampala Aero club joins hands with Coastal to offer flights to...

UGANDA (eTN) -Tanzania’s Coastal Aviation and Uganda’s Kampala Aero Club and Flight Training Center (KAFTC), aka Fly Uganda, will offer a unique link effective December 15, connecting the great mi

Entebbe air show set for December 15-16

UGANDA (eTN) - Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority is partnering to put together a show case aviation event on the weekend of December 15 and 16, bringing together the aviation industry to give Uganda

Uganda named THE birdwatching destination for 2013

UGANDA (eTN) - As 2012 is slowly getting ready to hand over to the next year in line, a new tagline will take over from the hype of this year, as “The Pearl of Africa” turned 50 and when the Lonel

Sixteenth COMESA Summit of heads of state and government convened in...

Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure represented President James Michel at the Sixteenth COMESA Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Kampala, Uganda.

8th COMESA Business Forum gets underway in Kampala

UGANDA (eTN) - An extensive program awaits participants of the 8th COMESA Business Forum which kicked off today at the lakeside resort convention center of Munyonyo, ahead of the upcoming 16th Summit

Uganda Wildlife Authority launches mountain biking at Mt. Elgon

UGANDA (eTN) - Tourism sources have expressed their satisfaction over news that the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is now permitting the use of mountain bikes at Mt.

Routes Africa announces Kampala 2013 dates

UGANDA (eTN) - The international Routes organization has just announced the dates for the 8th African Routes Development Conference to be held in Kampala, Uganda, next year.

Fresh ebola outbreak hits Uganda

UGANDA (eTN0 - Tourism stakeholders, just returned from a successful World Travel Market (WTM) 2012 attendance in London, are facing up to stark news that ebola has yet again reappeared and already cl