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Hospitality tourism training initiative rolls out in East Africa

UGANDA (eTN) - The Kampala Serena Hotel will be East Africa’s leading hospitality group’s second property to host a new training initiative, first rolled out at the Polana Serena in Mozambique, wh

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

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

Marburg outbreak in Uganda should not be a threat to tourists

UGANDA (eTN) - Officials from the Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Uganda Tourist Board have gone on record yesterday in Kampala, trying to calm the jitters which have spread across the tourism secto

Double whammy as Yellow Fever outbreak joins Marburg Fever

UGANDA (eTN) - Uganda’s tourism industry is in jitters since the announcement that Marburg Fever has been identified as the cause of death of at least four people in the Kabale District in Southwest

Tourism stakeholders seek assurances over Uganda Tourism Board and Tourism Ministry

UGANDA (eTN) - Recent meetings of leading tourism stakeholders coming together to discuss the Ministry of Tourism’s sectoral review and strategize over the future of the sector and how to finally se

Uganda Ministry of Tourism to take fresh look at funding sources

UGANDA (eTN) - Details are beginning to emerge of how best to make operational certain provisions in the Tourism Act pertaining to the introduction of a levy, which could solve the perennial problems

Kenya’s tourism stakeholders livid over budget cuts for marketing

(eTN) - When a budget analysis was done in Kenya last Friday in a series of breakfast and lunchtime presentations by leading accounting, audit, and financial service consultancy firms, the stark reali

Stakeholders in Uganda call for meeting amid allegations of association failures

UGANDA (eTN) - Long-pending differences of opinion and a range of allegations towards the incumbent leadership of the Uganda Tourism Association (UTA) will come to a head this afternoon, after the Uga

Uganda stand comes in 3rd at ITB

UGANDA (eTN) - Winners this year for best African stand was, to the surprise of many Moroccans, which seemingly met the expectations of the judges when the votes were cast and counted, followed as run

Parliamentary greed adds to tourism funding woes for Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - News emerged from sources in the Uganda parliament that a controversial deal for new vehicles for members of parliament is apparently going ahead, worth over 100 million Uganda shilling

Uganda tourism funding cut to pay for electricity

UGANDA (eTN) - The chronic funding shortage for tourism marketing and the pathetic facilitation of the Uganda Ministry of Tourism, formed only 11 months ago following the general elections of 2011, ha

Dar es Salaam to spend 5 billion Uganda shilling for tourism...

UGANDA (eTN) - The government in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, launched yesterday an ambitious 5-year tourism development plan, thought to cost them a cool 5 billion shillings (a little over US$2 million)

Uganda tourism ministry finally gets Kanyeihamba report

UGANDA (eTN) - After four months of waiting, the Ministry of Tourism has finally received the Kanyeihamba report, giving the findings of the commission of enquiry, which has over the past year signifi

Uganda Tourism Minister opens new Heritage Museum

UGANDA (eTN) - The Uganda Minister of Tourism, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, lamented the lack of funding when opening a new privately-owned heritage museum in Mbarara just before Christmas.

Appoint new boards, Uganda Ministry told

UGANDA (eTN) - Pressure is growing on the Uganda Ministry of Tourism to appoint boards for various institutions under the auspices of the ministry, in particular for the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA

Wild skies over Kajjansi

UGANDA (eTN) - Uganda has many tourism attractions, some quite mundane and others quite unique, and yet others quite thrilling, like spending time with the rare mountain gorillas, racing quads through

Dissecting Uganda’s tourism problem: what is at stake?

Tourism has not developed as expected despite the country’s potential and tourism attractions.

National Museum to stay says new Uganda Minister

UGANDA (eTN) - Ahead in wisdom and intellectual capacity over his predecessor by miles, the new Minister for Tourism, Prof.

Will Uganda’s bureaucrats kill tourism and aviation?

UGANDA (eTN) - Only recently was it reported here, that not only did the international airlines express their dissatisfaction with the service levels provided by the international airport in Entebbe,

Kanyeihamba Commission calls former Uganda Minister for Tourism incompetent

UGANDA (eTN) - "Your submission indicates that you were incompetent as a minister," were the words used by controversial retired Supreme Court Justice George Kanyeihamba, after the immediate past Mini

Cobati launches Nubian village project in Bombo

UGANDA (eTN) - Last month saw the launch by another community tourism initiative by COBATI, the Community Based Tourism Initiative founded by Maria Baryamujura.

Uganda Finance Minister pledges help to tourism

UGANDA (eTN) - The opening of a tourism exhibition yesterday, organized by the kingdom of Buganda, brought the Minister of Finance from the Uganda government into play, when she visited the fair.

Absence of financial incentives for tourism rattles Uganda stakeholders

UGANDA (eTN) - "We shall lobby the East African Legislative Assembly now because our own governments do not listen to us," was the tenor of many stakeholders this correspondent was in touch with since

Uganda tourism workshops get hammered

UGANDA (eTN) - The annual budget reading yesterday provided a level of shock to the local hospitality industry, when the new Minister for Finance announced an across the board cut in government budget

Will the new budget change things for Uganda tourism?

UGANDA (eTN) - Tourism stakeholders are not holding their breath, and neither is the Uganda Tourist Board (UTB), when asked about the forthcoming annual budget speech soon expected to be read to the n

Uganda tourism gets own ministry back

UGANDA (eTN) - President Museveni has indeed re-constituted a separate Ministry of Tourism, leaving trade and industry behind as a stand-alone ministry again to the great relief of the entire industry

Ebola reportedly strikes again in Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - The Sunday Vision has confirmed rumors emerging late last week that a case of Ebola has been confirmed in Uganda.

Quo vadis Uganda tourism?

UGANDA (eTN) - Tourism and hospitality operators, under cover of strict anonymity for fear of repercussions and being potentially singled out for violent reactions by political "rent-a-hooligan" gangs

Uganda tourism backhanded by walk to work campaign

UGANDA (eTN) - The stage-managed and, as previously suggested, media-scripted events of recent days in parts of Kampala have now led to the main ring leaders being kept in remand, while awaiting their