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Uganda's Bwindi National Park - More than 'Just Gorillas'

Take a hike in Bwindi Forest Uganda's Bwindi National Park - More than 'Just Gorillas'

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

NKURINGO RISING

‘I was never so happy to see a Boda Boda’ …

Uganda's Bwindi National Park - More than 'Just Gorillas'

Take a hike in Bwindi Forest Uganda's Bwindi National Park - More than 'Just Gorillas'

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

NKURINGO RISING

‘I was never so happy to see a Boda Boda’ …

Uganda withdraws VAT exemption for hotel accommodation

Value Added Tax Uganda withdraws VAT exemption for hotel accommodation

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - Uganda’s Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka announced that the VAT exemption for hotel accommodation will be withdrawn.

Woman tourism leader in Uganda makes it into ADWTA Hall of Fame

Maria Baryamujura receives African Diaspora World Tourism Award Woman tourism leader in Uganda makes it into ADWTA Hall of Fame

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - The African Diaspora World Tourism Awards (ADWTA) ceremony is the first ever awards ceremony honoring trailblazers in black culture and heritage as an influence on tourism.

Uganda CAA annouces plans to remodel departure area of Entebbe airport

Entebbe International Airport Uganda CAA annouces plans to remodel departure area of Entebbe airport

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - Travelers using the Entebbe International Airport have for long been suffering the inconvenience of being made to walk long distances from the car parking to the main terminal, often ...

Controversial Uganda golf course project back in the news

Wildlife and environment agencies say no to golf course Controversial Uganda golf course project back in the news

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - When presiding over the passing out of over 400 new Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) rangers last week, President Museveni again let fly over his disappointment, if not outright ...

Uganda Hotel Owners Association gets new Executive Director

Uganda Hotels Uganda Hotel Owners Association gets new Executive Director

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) – Long-serving Executive Director of the Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA), Mr. Ishmael Sekandi, has stepped down and was last Tuesday formally replaced by Mr.

Skal Kampala elects new leadership

Annual General meeting Skal Kampala elects new leadership

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Skal Kampala Chapter 611 last night held the mandatory annual general meeting, and after serving twice as Club President, Kainembabazi Sabiti, has stepped down, making way for Miss ...

Uganda makes visiting national parks easier with cashless smart card

Uganda Wildlife Authority Uganda makes visiting national parks easier with cashless smart card

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Visits to any of Uganda’s ten national parks will soon be easier as the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is putting the final touches on the introduction of a cashless smart card ...

Uganda Tourism Association gets new leadership

Herbert Byaruhanga new president Uganda Tourism Association gets new leadership

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Information received over the weekend, albeit sketchy, speak of Herbert Byaruhanga, founder of the Uganda Safari Guide Association (USAGA) and the Uganda Bird Guide Association, ...

First and only European carrier with daily flights to Uganda

KLM announces daily service between Entebbe and Amsterdam First and only European carrier with daily flights to Uganda

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - In breaking news, KLM in Kampala has just announced that they will move to daily flights on the Entebbe–Amsterdam route, effective April 5 of this year.

ICTP welcomes Uganda travel company, Trek Africa Eco-Tours

International Coalition of Tourism membership continues to grow ICTP welcomes Uganda travel company, Trek Africa Eco-Tours

HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is pleased to announce Trek Africa Eco-Tours, Ltd.

Uganda government considering stake in Air Uganda

Aviation in Uganda Uganda government considering stake in Air Uganda

By Uganda government considering stake in Air Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - When some time ago a few individuals tried to make hay with their chatter to once again start up a national airline in Uganda – Air Uganda was liquidated in 2001 after several ...

Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute staff goes on strike

demanding payment for salary arrears Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute staff goes on strike

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Reports are coming in from Jinja that staff at Uganda’s national Hotel and Tourism Training Institute, located at the Crested Crane Hotel, have put down their tools and are ...

Routes publishes 2013 meeting program bringing Routes Africa to Uganda

aviation industry event Routes publishes 2013 meeting program bringing Routes Africa to Uganda

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Routes has just published the calendar of regional and global events taking place in 2013 across the word, bringing together the who’s who of the aviation industry.

Air Uganda gets IOSA certification

Uganda's first ever commercial jet operation to receive IOSA certification Air Uganda gets IOSA certification

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Information is now available on the IATA website that Air Uganda, the Pearl of Africa’s quasi-national airline, has been accorded the coveted IATA Operational Safety Audit ...

The mystery of the Mountains of the Moon

Uganda’s last wilderness frontier The mystery of the Mountains of the Moon

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - First mentioned by ancient Greek cartographer Ptolemaeus around 150 AD, though never conclusively answered how he got the information in the first place, the Mountains of the Moon, ...

More ferries for Uganda lakes and rivers

Lake Kyoga and River Nile to receive new ferries More ferries for Uganda lakes and rivers

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN)- Uganda’s Ministry of Transport has confirmed the acquisition of three additional ferries to provide for safe river and lake crossings at select points across the country.

National Geographic names Uganda in their global top 20 destinations

Uganda tourism National Geographic names Uganda in their global top 20 destinations

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - As 2012 is waning now, and with it Uganda’s accolade as the Lonely Planet Guide Books’ Number ONE Destination for the year, and the hype fades of reaching the half century mark ...

Kampala Aero club joins hands with Coastal to offer flights to Serengeti

Connecting Serengeti with Bwindi National Park Kampala Aero club joins hands with Coastal to offer flights to Serengeti

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) -Tanzania’s Coastal Aviation and Uganda’s Kampala Aero Club and Flight Training Center (KAFTC), aka Fly Uganda, will offer a unique link effective December 15, connecting the ...

Entebbe air show set for December 15-16

show case aviation event Entebbe air show set for December 15-16

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority is partnering to put together a show case aviation event on the weekend of December 15 and 16, bringing together the aviation industry to give ...

Uganda named THE birdwatching destination for 2013

ornithologists love Uganda Uganda named THE birdwatching destination for 2013

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - As 2012 is slowly getting ready to hand over to the next year in line, a new tagline will take over from the hype of this year, as “The Pearl of Africa” turned 50 and when the ...

Sixteenth COMESA Summit of heads of state and government convened in Kampala, Uganda

Enhancing Intra-COMESA Trade through Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Sixteenth COMESA Summit of heads of state and government convened in Kampala, Uganda

Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure represented President James Michel at the Sixteenth COMESA Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Kampala, Uganda.

Dr. Andrew Seguya appointed as new UWA CEO

Uganda Wildlife Authority Dr. Andrew Seguya appointed as new UWA CEO

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Dr.

8th COMESA Business Forum gets underway in Kampala

Africa’s Business Landscape 8th COMESA Business Forum gets underway in Kampala

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - An extensive program awaits participants of the 8th COMESA Business Forum which kicked off today at the lakeside resort convention center of Munyonyo, ahead of the upcoming 16th ...

Uganda Wildlife Authority launches mountain biking at Mt. Elgon

Tourism stakeholders pleased with news Uganda Wildlife Authority launches mountain biking at Mt. Elgon

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Tourism sources have expressed their satisfaction over news that the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is now permitting the use of mountain bikes at Mt.

Routes Africa announces Kampala 2013 dates

8th African Routes Development Conference Routes Africa announces Kampala 2013 dates

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - The international Routes organization has just announced the dates for the 8th African Routes Development Conference to be held in Kampala, Uganda, next year.

Fresh ebola outbreak hits Uganda

tourism stakeholders struggle to overcome negative perceptions Fresh ebola outbreak hits Uganda

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN0 - Tourism stakeholders, just returned from a successful World Travel Market (WTM) 2012 attendance in London, are facing up to stark news that ebola has yet again reappeared and ...

Marburg outbreak in Uganda should not be a threat to tourists

Drives to parks pass by but do not stop at affected area Marburg outbreak in Uganda should not be a threat to tourists

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Officials from the Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Uganda Tourist Board have gone on record yesterday in Kampala, trying to calm the jitters which have spread across the tourism ...

Double whammy as Yellow Fever outbreak joins Marburg Fever

Outbreak remote from tourist areas Double whammy as Yellow Fever outbreak joins Marburg Fever

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Uganda’s tourism industry is in jitters since the announcement that Marburg Fever has been identified as the cause of death of at least four people in the Kabale District in ...

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