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Uganda

UGANDA TOURISM BOARD IN ROADSHOW TO ATTRACT MORE TOURISTS FROM KENYA

Nairobi, Monday, May 23 2022 Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is seeking to partner with Kenyan tour operators to boost intra Africa tourism between the two East African countries with a focus on encouraging more tourists from Kenya to explore the natural, adventure, leisure, business and cultural attraction

NEW UGANDA DESTINATION BRAND SCOOPS THREE INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FILM AWARDS

  • The Explore Uganda Destination Film has made a grand mark on the global tourism scene with three awards at the International Tourism Film Festival Africa in Cape Town; Gold Award - International Tourism Destination Country, Gold Award - Tourism Africa Destination Award and the Grand Prix - Tourism Africa Award.
  • The film, which is part of Uganda’s refreshed brand identity seeks to increase arrivals in the destination as the global travel and tourism industry recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.

UGANDA TOURISM BOARD LAUNCHES NEW DESTINATION BRAND IN UAE AS A PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL TOURISM SOURCE MARKET

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Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) launches the new brand – Explore Uganda, The Pearl of Africa, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

On 30th March, 2022, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), the government of Uganda’s destination marketing organization, launched its new destination brand Explore Uganda, The Pearl of Africa, as part of a tourism and media launch event held at the Sheraton Jumeriah Beach Resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – a leading cultural, business and financial center of the world.

The launch is a follow up of the initiatives of His Excellency – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the start of the Dubai Expo in October 2021. The launch, presided over by Hon. Tom Butime - Uganda’s Cabinet Minister for Tourism, resulted in the United Arab Emirates becoming the first international market to experience the launch of Uganda’s new destination brand.  UAE and other Gulf States are part of the emerging tourism source markets for destination Uganda.

UTB MOVES TO PROMOTE DOMESTIC TOURISM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PRIVATE SECTOR AND ROTARY UGANDA

Adventure Vacation Safaris with support from Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), Private Sector Foundation (PSFU) and Uganda Tourism Association (UTA) will host a domestic Tourism promotional tour dubbed ‘’Fellowship on the Nile’’ between 25th – 27th March, 2022 at Murchison Falls National Park in Buliisa District. This is a unique opportunity to roll-out the new destination brand – ‘Explore Uganda’’

THE MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS (MAMA) IS HERE! THE ICONIC AWARDS TO SHOWCASE AFRICAN TALENT & CREATIVITY WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 20TH 2021 RE-IMAGINED VIRTUAL CELEBRATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UGANDA, THE PEARL OF AFRICA

Kampala, 25 November 2020: MTV Africa and MTV Base announced the return of the continental flagship award show in 2021. The Iconic MTV Base celebration, MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), which showcases the ultimate in African culture, music, and creativity, will be held in a re-imagined virtual format in partnership with Uganda, The Pearl of Africa on February 20th 2021. The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 will be broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130).

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS ARE REQUIRED TO ADHERE TO NEW HEALTH AND SANITATION PROTOCOL

OCTOBER 1, 2020 As of October 1, Uganda’s borders have reopened, and Entebbe International Airport (EBB) has resumed operations for international airlines following a 6-month closure during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of Uganda’s national parks are open to international visitors as well. The reopening signals a return to business for Uganda’s tourism industry as international travelers are permitted to enter the country for leisure and business travel.

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