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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

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

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019 19:00

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, the earliest traces of human ... Read More

Air Uganda takes delivery of third CRJ-200

editor editor- May 6, 2013 20:11

Air Uganda today took delivery of its third Bombardier CRJ-200 from GECAS USA. The 50-seater has been acquired on a long-term lease and joins Air Uganda’s current fleet of 50-seater ... 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 Hotel Owners Association gets new Executive Director

editor editor- April 1, 2013 01:17

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. Read More

Ssese island tourism businesses complain about lack of ferries from Kampala

editor editor- March 23, 2013 02:57

UGANDA (eTN) - Anger and disappointment are spreading among travelers to and from the Ssese Islands but also the business owners, in particular those offering accommodation services to visitors, that 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

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

Uganda President blasts tourism board

editor editor- April 28, 2012 02:29

UGANDA (eTN) - President Yoweri Museveni used a meeting held at State House Entebbe earlier in the week to discuss his presidential tourism initiative to lay heavily into the strategy ... Read More

Gulf Air’s restructuring and cost-cutting sees Entebbe axed

editor editor- February 10, 2012 06:05

UGANDA (eTN) - When Gulf Air returned to Uganda on December 5 with 4 flights a week, much hope and expectation was raised in Ugandan aviation circles that new options ... 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

Air Uganda now goes twice a day to Juba

editor editor- January 6, 2012 05:51

UGANDA (eTN) - A new schedule has taken effect between Entebbe and Juba, as Air Uganda has now commenced twice work daily flights between the t2 airports, offering a morning ... Read More

Gulf Air returns to the Ugandan skies

editor editor- December 6, 2011 09:52

UGANDA (eTN) - Yesterday saw the long-awaited return to Uganda of Bahrain’s national airline, Gulf Air, when the inaugural flight touched down on time at 1545 hours at Entebbe International ... Read More

Civil Aviation Authority licensing meeting set in Uganda

editor editor- November 9, 2011 03:10

UGANDA (eTN) - The upcoming licensing committee meeting of the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) Board of Directors will hear applications from 12 airlines on November 24, when one of the ... 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

New CEO for Air Uganda

editor editor- October 18, 2011 07:02

UGANDA (eTN) - Hugh Fraser, Air Uganda’s (U7) Chief Executive, is reportedly set to leave the airline at the end of October. Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority lacks funds to play tourist

editor editor- August 18, 2011 07:34

UGANDA (eTN) - A range of rather unprintable comments were received overnight when it became known that members of the commission of enquiry publicly lamented the lack of funds from ... 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

Getting US travel visa just got even more difficult in Africa

editor editor- July 13, 2011 05:02

(eTN) - "Do you know what life in the USA is like" may be the next question added to the already complex catalogue of "grilling" applicants for a visa to ... Read More

Uganda Finance Minister pledges help to tourism

editor editor- June 29, 2011 07:04

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 ... Read More

Ebola scare over in Uganda

editor editor- June 18, 2011 05:36

UGANDA (eTN) - The 41-day time window for the discovery of new Ebola cases, after the outbreak of May 12, is expiring today in Uganda allowing the Ministry of Health ... Read More

Absence of financial incentives for tourism rattles Uganda stakeholders

editor editor- June 11, 2011 04:32

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 ... Read More

Will the new budget change things for Uganda tourism?

editor editor- June 7, 2011 02:34

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 More

Uganda tourism gets own ministry back

editor editor- June 3, 2011 03:02

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 ... Read More

Uganda minister at it again over museum

editor editor- May 20, 2011 03:02

UGANDA (eTN) - On the very day that the new parliament, after swearing in all newly-elected members of parliament was formally constituted, the outgoing Minister for Tourism, Trade, and Industry, ... Read More

Ebola reportedly strikes again in Uganda

editor editor- May 16, 2011 06:14

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

Quo vadis Uganda tourism?

editor editor- May 13, 2011 05:42

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 Read More

Egypt Air getting back on course

editor editor- April 19, 2011 03:34

UGANDA (eTN) - A regular source at the Egypt Air Kampala office was excited over the weekend, telling news that the airline had just taken delivery of a 6th brand ... Read More

Uganda calm in spite of isolated incidents

editor editor- April 16, 2011 00:39

UGANDA (eTN) - Stage-managed and apparently media-scripted events in recent days have portrayed Uganda as a country "in problems" but far from it. Read More

New Uganda tourism master plan in the offing

editor editor- April 15, 2011 02:12

UGANDA (eTN) - The Uganda Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Tourism, Ambassador Onen, has spoken out on the sectoral development, which in the recent past was marred by ... Read More

Uganda tourism to be separated from trade and industry

editor editor- April 14, 2011 05:35

UGANDA (eTN) - Long-standing demands by the Uganda tourism industry to revert to a stand-alone ministry dedicated to tourism and related areas finally seem to have fallen on fertile ears. Read More

Cuckoo land hotel back in headlines

editor editor- April 7, 2011 23:59

UGANDA, Africa (eTN) - The problem-riddled and never-completed hotel complex along Entebbe road, conceived by the late Joseph Behakanira is back in the headlines once again. Mr. Read More

Bank of Uganda seizes Libyan shares in Tropical Bank

editor editor- March 28, 2011 03:51

UGANDA (eTN) - No sooner had the formal announcement been made that Uganda would fully comply with the UN resolution to freeze the assets of Libya’s faltering dictator Gadaffi et ... Read More

Lone elephant settles in Katunguru

editor editor- March 22, 2011 03:59

UGANDA (eTN) - Tourists and Ugandan travelers alike are reportedly now able to greet a lone elephant who has made it a habit to come out of Queen Elizabeth National ... Read More