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100-year-old Charles Njonjo tracks mountain gorillas at Mt. Mgahinga National Park

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 20, 2020 23:15

Charles Mugane Njonjo, Kenya's first post-independence Attoney General under President Jomo Kenyatta, turns a hundred on January 23, 2020. To commemorate this milestone, the centenarian chose to celebrate it in ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... Read More

Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 05:13

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country should yet not consider canceling. A widely published case of ... Read More

African Tourism Board to become the Voice for Africa: Interview on Good Morning Seychelles

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 11, 2019 09:03

Talking Tourism, the African Tourism Board was the talking points on the Seychelles Television "Good Morning Seychelles' (Bonzour Sesel) program with Barbara Hoareau. The very popular and loved "Good Morning ... Read More

Friendliest Travel Country on Earth Joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 3, 2019 05:16

Uganda is the latest country joining the African Tourism Board as a member. For Ugandans welcoming all nationalities is an intrinsic part of the culture, and residents are quick to ... Read More

Uganda Tourism pushing their culture as key tourism USP

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 2, 2019 02:21

"The Alur Jonam Cultural Festival at Uganda Museum, Kampala, brought together the Alur and Jonam together to celebrate their culture. The foods, the dances and all the stories reminded Ugandans ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Chief: Kidnapped American tourist is safe – rescue completed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019 17:45

An excited Lily Ajarova, CEO of the Uganda Tourism Board told eTurboNews late afternoon she had very good news. " The rescue of the kidnapped American Tourist and her driver is ... Read More

FBI involved in US tourist kidnapping in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019 08:56

An American tourist and her Ugandan driver were kidnapped at gunpoint in Uganda's most known national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park on Tuesday. "We will leave no stone unturned until the ... Read More

American Tourist Kidnapped in Uganda: African Tourism Board in action with expert Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 21:14

Not only leopards were roaming Queen Elizabeth National Park today, but criminals who kidnapped an elderly American tourist in the park today, and put the well-organized travel and tourism industry ... Read More

Source of The Nile Bridge part of Global Greening for St. Patrick’s Day

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- March 16, 2019 18:14

The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda, in partnership with the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and the Uganda National Roads Authority, illuminated the "Source of the Nile" Bridge green ahead of ... Read More

Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust hand over to Dr.Joshua Rukundo

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- March 10, 2019 19:38

On 4th March 2019, the long-serving Executive Director of Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Ms Lilly Ajarova handed over to Dr Joshua Rukundo who will be the Acting Executive ... Read More

“Tour operator” fleeces US tourists of $20K, arrested by Uganda’s Tourism Police

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 26, 2019 17:20

Tourism Police on the morning of Friday, January 25, arrested a quack tour operator who had fleeced a family of American tourists that had paid for a 15-day safari in ... Read More

Uganda makes top 3: Must Photograph for 2019

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 22, 2019 01:25

A global survey of Facebook posts, commissioned by Huawei on the occasion of launching their latest smart phone, brought about some astonishing results. Uganda, often referred to as the Pearl ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Board appoints first female CEO

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 10, 2019 22:46

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), the government body in charge of promoting and marketing tourism, has appointed its first female CEO. Read More

Uganda Tourism Board searching for a new CEO

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 18, 2018 08:53

Uganda Tourism Board CEO job is up for grabs as Stephen Asiimwe bows out after four years at the helm. Read More

Uganda needs comprehensive tourism visibility strategy

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 10, 2018 16:16

Google about Uganda and only the bad things will appear, every bad thing about Uganda appears on the net and we only hear about Lake Victoria when there is a ... Read More

Hospitality tourism training initiative rolls out in East Africa

editor editor- April 18, 2013 02:59

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 ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Association gets new leadership

editor editor- March 11, 2013 07:31

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 Read More

National Geographic names Uganda in their global top 20 destinations

editor editor- December 4, 2012 07:57

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 ... Read More

Marburg outbreak in Uganda should not be a threat to tourists

editor editor- October 25, 2012 11:31

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 ... Read More

Double whammy as Yellow Fever outbreak joins Marburg Fever

editor editor- October 22, 2012 06:41

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 ... Read More

Tourism stakeholders seek assurances over Uganda Tourism Board and Tourism Ministry

editor editor- October 9, 2012 03:21

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 ... Read More

Uganda Ministry of Tourism to take fresh look at funding sources

editor editor- September 17, 2012 09:11

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 ... Read More

Kenya’s tourism stakeholders livid over budget cuts for marketing

editor editor- June 20, 2012 09:37

(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 ... Read More

Stakeholders in Uganda call for meeting amid allegations of association failures

editor editor- June 8, 2012 06:33

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 ... Read More

Uganda stand comes in 3rd at ITB

editor editor- March 21, 2012 08:33

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 ... Read More

Parliamentary greed adds to tourism funding woes for Uganda

editor editor- February 7, 2012 09:17

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 ... Read More

Uganda tourism funding cut to pay for electricity

editor editor- February 3, 2012 05:58

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 ... Read More

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

editor editor- January 17, 2012 09:53

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 ... Read More

Uganda tourism ministry finally gets Kanyeihamba report

editor editor- January 14, 2012 01:44

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 ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Minister opens new Heritage Museum

editor editor- December 28, 2011 06:50

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. Read More

Appoint new boards, Uganda Ministry told

editor editor- December 8, 2011 08:18

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 ... Read More

Wild skies over Kajjansi

editor editor- November 18, 2011 02:49

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 ... Read More

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

editor editor- October 31, 2011 08:08

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

National Museum to stay says new Uganda Minister

editor editor- September 17, 2011 05:19

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

Will Uganda’s bureaucrats kill tourism and aviation?

editor editor- July 25, 2011 11:55

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, Read More

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