Kampala, Uganda, September 30, 2020. The Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon. Col. (Rtd) Tom R. Butime has inaugurated the 4th board of directors of the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB).
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.
Kampala, Uganda 18th Sept 2020 - The Uganda Tourism Board has today, flagged off Dominic Tugume who emerged out the 1st lucky winner for ‘’Take on the Pearl of Africa’’ digital led domestic tourism campaign to Mbale, Eastern Uganda.
Kampala, Uganda. August 3, 2020 - Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly promote “Destination Uganda” as a premier film and tourist destination.
Kampala - July 30, 2020 – The Kabale Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday sentenced Byamukama Felix to 11 years in prison for killing Rafiki the Silverback of Nkuringo Gorilla group and other wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Byamukama pleaded guilty to three counts of illegal entry into a protected area, killing a gorilla and a duiker. The Chief Magistrate His Worship Julius Borere sentenced him to 5, 6, and 5 years respectively to be served concurrently.
July 11, 2020. Kampala, Uganda. Uganda has been ranked the sixth most popular destination in Africa for hosting international conferences and events in the 2019 statistics report released by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). ICCA represents the world’s leading association for the global meetings, conference and events industry.
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.
In light of the presidential directive on the management of COVID-19, and as Uganda heightens her safety measures against the disease, it is of utmost importance that we take the necessary precautions as a country and as an institution.
Uganda Tourism Board will no longer receive any physical copies of documents and discourages physical visits to the office. Furthermore, measures to minimize physical visits and encourage social distancing have been put in place as follows;
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Kampala, Uganda. December 3, 2019. State Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda has today launched the Tulambule Christmas promotion 2019. Tulambule will this year traverse south western Uganda in areas of Kigezi including; Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda and Mgahinga National Park.
Speaking at the launch held at Ndere Culture Center in Kampala, Hon. Kiwanda announced Uganda’s readiness for the festive season and highlighted that Ugandans sharing their experiences online will open country to the world as many visit its iconic features.
Barcelona, Spain. November 20, 2019 – A team from Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) led by Ms. Susan Muhwezi the Vice-Chairperson of the Board, along with tourism and hospitality private sector are currently representing Uganda at the 32nd edition of IBTM World 2019. This is one of the leading marketplaces for the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) industry. Some of the attending private sector from Uganda include; Lake Kitandara Tours, Speke Resort, The Uganda Safari Company, Purposeful Incentives, MICE Uganda, Serena Hotels and Last Events; among others.