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Air Uganda takes delivery of third CRJ-200

Air Uganda today took delivery of its third Bombardier CRJ-200 from GECAS USA. The 50-seater has been acquired on a long-term lease and joins Air Uganda’s current fleet of 50-seater jets and MD 87.

Hospitality tourism training initiative rolls out in East Africa

UGANDA (eTN) - The Kampala Serena Hotel will be East Africa’s leading hospitality group’s second property to host a new training initiative, first rolled out at the Polana Serena in Mozambique, wh

Uganda Hotel Owners Association gets new Executive Director

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.

Ssese island tourism businesses complain about lack of ferries from Kampala

UGANDA (eTN) - Anger and disappointment are spreading among travelers to and from the Ssese Islands but also the business owners, in particular those offering accommodation services to visitors, that

Marburg outbreak in Uganda should not be a threat to tourists

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 secto

Tourism stakeholders seek assurances over Uganda Tourism Board and Tourism Ministry

UGANDA (eTN) - Recent meetings of leading tourism stakeholders coming together to discuss the Ministry of Tourism’s sectoral review and strategize over the future of the sector and how to finally se

Uganda Ministry of Tourism to take fresh look at funding sources

UGANDA (eTN) - Details are beginning to emerge of how best to make operational certain provisions in the Tourism Act pertaining to the introduction of a levy, which could solve the perennial problems

Uganda President blasts tourism board

UGANDA (eTN) - President Yoweri Museveni used a meeting held at State House Entebbe earlier in the week to discuss his presidential tourism initiative to lay heavily into the strategy and mindset of t

Gulf Air’s restructuring and cost-cutting sees Entebbe axed

UGANDA (eTN) - When Gulf Air returned to Uganda on December 5 with 4 flights a week, much hope and expectation was raised in Ugandan aviation circles that new options had opened up, for visitors comin

Parliamentary greed adds to tourism funding woes for Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - News emerged from sources in the Uganda parliament that a controversial deal for new vehicles for members of parliament is apparently going ahead, worth over 100 million Uganda shilling

Air Uganda now goes twice a day to Juba

UGANDA (eTN) - A new schedule has taken effect between Entebbe and Juba, as Air Uganda has now commenced twice work daily flights between the t2 airports, offering a morning and afternoon departure an

Gulf Air returns to the Ugandan skies

UGANDA (eTN) - Yesterday saw the long-awaited return to Uganda of Bahrain’s national airline, Gulf Air, when the inaugural flight touched down on time at 1545 hours at Entebbe International Airport,

Civil Aviation Authority licensing meeting set in Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - The upcoming licensing committee meeting of the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) Board of Directors will hear applications from 12 airlines on November 24, when one of the rare meetin

Dissecting Uganda’s tourism problem: what is at stake?

Tourism has not developed as expected despite the country’s potential and tourism attractions.

New CEO for Air Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Hugh Fraser, Air Uganda’s (U7) Chief Executive, is reportedly set to leave the airline at the end of October.

Uganda Wildlife Authority lacks funds to play tourist

UGANDA (eTN) - A range of rather unprintable comments were received overnight when it became known that members of the commission of enquiry publicly lamented the lack of funds from the tourism minist

Will Uganda’s bureaucrats kill tourism and aviation?

UGANDA (eTN) - Only recently was it reported here, that not only did the international airlines express their dissatisfaction with the service levels provided by the international airport in Entebbe,

Getting US travel visa just got even more difficult in Africa

(eTN) - "Do you know what life in the USA is like" may be the next question added to the already complex catalogue of "grilling" applicants for a visa to the United States have to answer, as yet more

Uganda Finance Minister pledges help to tourism

UGANDA (eTN) - The opening of a tourism exhibition yesterday, organized by the kingdom of Buganda, brought the Minister of Finance from the Uganda government into play, when she visited the fair.

Ebola scare over in Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - The 41-day time window for the discovery of new Ebola cases, after the outbreak of May 12, is expiring today in Uganda allowing the Ministry of Health to declare the country once again

Absence of financial incentives for tourism rattles Uganda stakeholders

UGANDA (eTN) - "We shall lobby the East African Legislative Assembly now because our own governments do not listen to us," was the tenor of many stakeholders this correspondent was in touch with since

Will the new budget change things for Uganda tourism?

UGANDA (eTN) - Tourism stakeholders are not holding their breath, and neither is the Uganda Tourist Board (UTB), when asked about the forthcoming annual budget speech soon expected to be read to the n

Uganda tourism gets own ministry back

UGANDA (eTN) - President Museveni has indeed re-constituted a separate Ministry of Tourism, leaving trade and industry behind as a stand-alone ministry again to the great relief of the entire industry

Uganda minister at it again over museum

UGANDA (eTN) - On the very day that the new parliament, after swearing in all newly-elected members of parliament was formally constituted, the outgoing Minister for Tourism, Trade, and Industry, the

Ebola reportedly strikes again in Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - The Sunday Vision has confirmed rumors emerging late last week that a case of Ebola has been confirmed in Uganda.

Quo vadis Uganda tourism?

UGANDA (eTN) - Tourism and hospitality operators, under cover of strict anonymity for fear of repercussions and being potentially singled out for violent reactions by political "rent-a-hooligan" gangs

Egypt Air getting back on course

UGANDA (eTN) - A regular source at the Egypt Air Kampala office was excited over the weekend, telling news that the airline had just taken delivery of a 6th brand new Boeing B777-300ER, which was orde

Uganda calm in spite of isolated incidents

UGANDA (eTN) - Stage-managed and apparently media-scripted events in recent days have portrayed Uganda as a country "in problems" but far from it.

New Uganda tourism master plan in the offing

UGANDA (eTN) - The Uganda Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Tourism, Ambassador Onen, has spoken out on the sectoral development, which in the recent past was marred by discontent and squabb

Uganda tourism to be separated from trade and industry

UGANDA (eTN) - Long-standing demands by the Uganda tourism industry to revert to a stand-alone ministry dedicated to tourism and related areas finally seem to have fallen on fertile ears.