President Yoweri Museveni has urged cultural leaders in the country and the elite to audit cultural practices in society; identify those that can be retained and modernized. Continue reading Museveni commends Bamasaba for maintaining Imbalu as a symbol of unity
Gorilla Tourism in Uganda is primarily taking place in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. It is important to note that over 70% of the revenues from tourism in Uganda come from Gorilla Tracking permit sales.
This continuous flow of tourists to go gorilla trekking has been through a concerted effort from various players in the industry but more particularly the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO). However, Uganda Wildlife Authority who are expected to be the custodians of all National Parks did increase the cost of Gorilla Permits even after being advised not to do so. Continue reading UWA mess affecting tour operations in Uganda
As a travel professional, people are using social media to connect with others about shared-affinity topics. Learning how to find affinity groups and ways to provide value to ongoing conversations on Twitter can help generate leads, build brand awareness and assist with customer relations. Continue reading Twitter tips for tour operators and travel agents
Uganda’s plans for a standard gauge railway (SGR) are in disarray as the government must now choose between playing fair and surrendering to lobbyists’ interests. Continue reading Chinese firm in court over Uganda’s railway project
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Thank you. Please be seated. Well, good afternoon, everybody. To Mayor Bloomberg, thank you — not only for the kind introduction, but to Bloomberg Philanthropies as our co-host, and for the great work that you’re doing across Africa to help create jobs, and promote public health, encourage entrepreneurship, especially women. Continue reading Obama speaks at the US – Africa Business Forum
The widening Ebola outbreak in West Africa may have another impact — on tourism.
The tragic epidemic, passed on through contact with blood or bodily fluids of the infected, has no cure and a fatality rate of up to 90 percent, according to the World Health Organization. Continue reading How to Protect Yourself as the Ebola Outbreak Gets Dire in Africa
Tanzania and Kenya were eliminated from the qualifying competition for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco, but it was not all gloom for East African sides on Sunday, after Uganda won in Mauritania to reach the tournament’s mini-league phase, which kicks off next month. Continue reading Uganda rises in Cup of Nations as Tanzania, Kenya fall