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Uganda has been elected to serve on the World Heritage Committee by the 21st General Assembly of the State Parties to the World Heritage Convention. The hotly contested election that took place on November 14 by the 193 state parties at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris saw twelve (12) new members appointed to the World …

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Bird enthusiasts spot birds at Mabamba bay, one of Uganda's best bird habitats

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has announced that the much anticipated annual Birding Day will take place this Saturday, November 11 in different bird sanctuaries across the country. Uganda is a renowned birding destination given the fact that it is home to over 1,000 bird species including the most rare ones. Bwindi Impenetrable, and Murchison Falls …

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Manager Edwin Muzahura has resigned his position at the agency that promotes Uganda’s tourism. Muzahura who has been at the helm of the Marketing department for the last ten years handed in his resignation this week. This is contained in a letter he wrote to UTB’s CEO Stephen Asiimwe dated November 2. Muzahura confirmed the …

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Watamu paradise north of Mombasa. Photo courtesy of Holiday Dealers

Britain has cautioned its citizens intending to travel to Kenya against going to the west of the country. The latest travel advisory warns of rising protests which are likely to result into violence. The advisory comes at the backdrop of heightened political tension and uncertainty which dominated months leading to the contested repeat Presidential election. …

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The Rwanda Development Board on Thursday announced the introduction of the tourism operating license to support regulation of tourism entities while at the same time grant grades to hotels that have already filled all the required procedures. During the ceremony, 67 tourism entities including 50 hotels, 8 tour operators and 9 tour guides were awarded …

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Nineteen year old Challa Elma Kapel from Karamoja in Northern Eastern Uganda has been crowned the new Miss Tourism Uganda 2017 at a glamorous event that tipped the long nationwide search. The newly crowned queen that will represent Uganda’s natural beauty was announced on Sunday at Kampala Serena Hotel. Challa Kapel won 11 other contestants …

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The British government has lifted travel restrictions earlier given to its citizens intending to travel to Uganda. On Monday, the United Kingdom (UK) reduced the travel advisory to the lowest level following months of negative cautions to British travellers regarding the insecurity in neighbouring countries like South Sudan and DRC. The clearance is contained in …

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The western town of Fort Portal is readying for the maiden Tourism and Cultural Festival slated to begin on October 26. The Fortfest which will be an annual event seeks to showcase cultural heritage and tourism attractions that the Tooro subregion boasts of. The fest is organized by NYK Logistics Ltd in partnership with Uganda …

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Sheraton Hotel Kampala this week climaxed its celebrations to mark 50 years of existence in Uganda, in an event presided over by President Yoweri Museveni. Standing tall in upper Nakasero, the five star hotel that opened its doors in 1967 as Apollo Hotel is currently among the most notable leisure and hospitality facilities in Kampala. …

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Rwanda was crowned Africa’s leading toursim destination at the World Travel Awards Africa Gala which took place last night at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. “We are so proud to receive this award on behalf of Rwandans. Special thanks to President Paul Kagame for the vision in developing tourism ecosystem,” …

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