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UGANDA TOURISM BOARD RENEWS ITS FOCUS ON MOUNTAIN TOURISM AS AJAROVA LEADS FACT-FINDING HIKING EXPEDITION TO THE TOP OF MT. RWENZORI

KAMPALA, Uganda. December 28th 2020: In an effort to revamp mountain tourism in Uganda, UTB CEO, Lilly Ajarova, led a team of hikers on a 7-day fact-finding hike to Margherita Peak, Mt. Rwenzori's highest point measuring 5,109 metres (16,762 ft)) tall. 

 

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.

UGANDA MARKS WORLD TOURISM DAY IN FORT PORTAL TOURISM CITY; STAKEHOLDERS ROOT FOR INCREASED ROLE OF TOURISM IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Fort Portal Tourism City, Uganda. 28 September 2020 – Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International World Tourism Day on 27th September 2020, with a call for increased involvement of rural communities in the tourism value chain.

Held under the theme, “Tourism and Rural Development”, this year’s celebrations highlighted the benefits of including locals in tourism, especially the rural communities that host the various tourism attractions across the country.

UGANDA READIES FOR TOURISM RECOVERY AS UTB KICKS OFF INSPECTION OF TOURISM FACILITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Compliance inspection for tourism facilities in Uganda kicks off

Kampala, Uganda. June 23, 2020. Uganda Tourism Board has today kicked off the inspection of hotels to ensure compliance of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) put in place by the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities in the wake of COVID-19. 

IF WE CAN’T DO TOURISM FOR NOW, LET’S AT LEAST TALK TOURISM

In my opening address at this year’s 5th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) held in February, under the theme- Promoting Intra-African Travel, I told stakeholders that for Uganda to have a sustainable tourism sector, there was a need for us to rethink our tourism market with more focus on Africa and Uganda. Fast forward, around March, a month after POATE, Covid-19 spread across the world. Overnight, the tourism sector and economies across the world came to a halt.  

 

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