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Tanzania: Tourist arrivals from China rise three-fold

Tanzania’s share of Chinese tourists has grown steadily to reach 13,000 last year, thanks to vigorous campaign to sell tourism to the world’s second biggest economy. The number of tourist arrivals from Beijing in 2012 was put at around 5,000, but effort to market attractive tourists area paid off and the [...]

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    Sigh of relief for hoteliers as bed occupancy picks up

Sigh of relief for hoteliers as bed occupancy picks up

Coast, Kenya: Prospects for Easter Holidays in most star rated hotels at the Coast have gone up with bed occupancy expected to rise to between 70 per cent to 90 per cent. According to the Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers Coast branch Executive Officer Sam Ikwaye, some hotels have given discounted [...]

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    Uganda embassy in Washington DC boosts tourism

Uganda embassy in Washington DC boosts tourism

Uganda’s Embassy in Washington DC has partnered with National Tour Association (NTA) in North America to boost tourism in Uganda. “Uganda’s share of North American tourism market is set to expand following the partnership with the National Tour Association (NTA), a leading player in the travel industry in North America,” Oliver [...]

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Future Tourism destined to Eastern Uganda

  Future Tourism destined to Eastern Uganda

Talk about tourism in Uganda triggers thoughts about gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kidepo Valley National Park in North Eastern Uganda and the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains. But the ministry of [...]

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Uganda to attract Nordic tourists

Uganda’s embassy in Denmark is to hold a tourism forum to promote Uganda as a competitive destination for investment and tourism opportunities. The forum will take place on May 23rd at [...]

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Uganda shines at Berlin tourism exhibition

  Uganda shines at Berlin tourism exhibition

Uganda was the fifth best exhibitor at the just concluded ITB Berlin tourism exhibition among 10 African countries. The Uganda’s stall in Berlin measuring 120 square meters was the biggest ever [...]

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Five Things Kenya must do to promote Tourism

  Five Things Kenya must do to promote Tourism

Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries and its importance for economic development is widely acknowledged. What makes tourism different from many other services is that the supplier [...]

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UN agency warns of challenges facing global tourism industry

  UN agency warns of challenges facing global tourism industry

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has highlighted challenges to be addressed by the global tourism sector in order to keep advancing as one of the world’s leading economic [...]

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We intend to quadruple tourists numbers – new UTB boss

  We intend to quadruple tourists numbers – new UTB boss

Endowed with national parks, birds, primates, geographical features, the new executive director of Uganda Tourist Board (UTB) Steven Asimwe has promised to take tourism to greater heights, boost the numbers [...]

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