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The Government of Uganda recognizes tourism’s potential and continues to prioritize tourism as one of the country’s growth sectors. To better understand the tourism development potential and monitor changes in tourism, two Tourism Expenditure and Motivation Survey (TEMS) were conducted in 2012 and 2019.2 This report compares the two surveys through statistical analysis (Section 2) focused on the high season and an economic analysis centered on all of 2012 and 2019 (Section 3). Main findings from these analyses and additional research in the form of literature reviews and stakeholder feedback lead to policy recommendations for further tourism development that can be implemented in the short and medium-term (Section 4). Click the image to view and download: Statistical and Economic Analysis of Uganda’s Tourism Expenditure and Motivation Survey 2019.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions in the global economy. By the end of June 2020, the pandemic had brought international travel to an abrupt halt and significantly impacted the tourism industry.
In Uganda, the Tourism Sector is a major source of employment, government revenue and foreign exchange earnings. Without this vital sector, the economy may experience a dramatic contraction in GDP and a rise in unemployment. In 2018, Tourism was the number one foreign exchange earner generating over US$ 1.6 billion in forex and employing close to 700,000 men, women and youth. Since tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing industries globally, it is expected to play a significant role in regaining the socio-economic stability after the Covid-19 shock. Click the image to view and download: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Tourism Sector in Uganda - July 2020