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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

New chief at Air Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda - Air Uganda is pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Cornwell Muleya. Mr.

Controversial Uganda golf course project back in the news

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 anger, f

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

Air Uganda set to reveal new CEO on April 1

(eTN) - Usually well-informed sources have indicated that after a 6-month gap at the top, Air Uganda will reveal the name of a new CEO on April 1, 2013.

National Geographic names Uganda in their global top 20 destinations

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 of i

Air Uganda takes fight to the market

UGANDA (eTN) - With presently three flights a week between Entebbe to Mombasa and on to Zanzibar, Uganda’s quasi-national airline, U7, is clearly intent to fill those 50 seats in the CRJ 200 they us

Dallas and Seattle next for Emirates’ Uganda travelers

UGANDA (eTN) - A regular source had, during my absence, left a text message on my phone, none of which were inexplicably roaming in Bahrain in spite of my home operators assurances to the contrary, th

Dar es Salaam to spend 5 billion Uganda shilling for tourism...

UGANDA (eTN) - The government in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, launched yesterday an ambitious 5-year tourism development plan, thought to cost them a cool 5 billion shillings (a little over US$2 million)

Uganda tourism ministry finally gets Kanyeihamba report

UGANDA (eTN) - After four months of waiting, the Ministry of Tourism has finally received the Kanyeihamba report, giving the findings of the commission of enquiry, which has over the past year signifi

Amuka Lodge now open for business

UGANDA (eTN) - Uganda’s latest addition to the safari circuit, the Amuka Lodge on the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, is now open for business, it was learned, as Johan Genade welcomed his first guests.

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.

Airline news: Emirates boosts connectivity

UGANDA (eTN) - Information received from the local Emirates office confirmed that it will expand its connectivity across the board by adding more destinations and increasing frequencies, as demand for

Rhino Sanctuary decides to maintain 2010 rates

UGANDA (eTN) - The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary has decided to maintain most of its current rates for 2010, effective with immediate effect.

Aviation news: Brussels Airlines carries more traffic in 2010

UGANDA (eTN) - In spite of the problems in 2010 with the Icelandic ash cloud and the severe winter snow storms in December, Brussels Airlines (SN), the Belgian national airline, carried overall 4.4 pe

Uganda tourism minister under renewed pressure

UGANDA (eTN) - The Attorney General’s Office last weekend published advice sought by government over initial plans to install a caretaker board, following the sacking of the majority of board member

Aviation agreements with UAE and other Gulf states biased

UGANDA (eTN) - African aviation sources have, in communications with this correspondent, pointed out that the ongoing rollout, by Emirates in particular, was not necessarily in the best interest of th

Uganda ferry out of service until next year

UGANDA (eTN) - The latest information obtained from the Uganda Ministry of Works and Transport about the hugely important lake ferry connecting Entebbe with the Ssese Islands, is that it will now take

Aviation news: Air France set for Uganda?

UGANDA (eTN) - It is understood that pre-operations surveys have been and are being carried out by Air France in Uganda, for the purpose of commencing flights between Paris and Entebbe sometime in 201

Precision Air to go first six then seven

UGANDA (eTN) - The Ugandan travel trade and business community were last week invited to a corporate dinner hosted by Precision Air of Tanzania in the presence of CEO Alfonse Kioko and the Acting High

Kasubi Tombs fire inquiry reveals conflict within royal family

UGANDA (eTN) - The caretaker of the burned down UNESCO World Heritage Site and key cultural monument of the Buganda Kingdom has, in his capacity as a witness before the commission of inquiry into the

Uganda Wildlife Authority woes far from over as donors wade into...

UGANDA (eTN) - Key development partners and donors of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) have now formally written to the government of Uganda, demanding that UWA return to proper management and over

Fly 540 leases DC9 aircraft to bridge gap

UGANDA (eTN) - Information was received last weekend that the regional low-cost carrier, Fly 540, has leased two DC 9 aircraft, for the first time offering business class seats in any of their fleet a

Aviation news: Uganda air traffic controllers next exodus targets

UGANDA (eTN) - International airlines, especially those based in the Gulf region, have in the past made it almost a habit to snap up trained pilots, cabin crew, and technical personnel from carriers i

Air service license meeting in Uganda receives major objections

UGANDA (eTN) - The recent 34th Air Service Licensing Committee meeting in Uganda conducted the business of receiving applications from a range of new applicants, many of whom are located in neighborin

Uganda Wildlife Authority acting executive director under fire

UGANDA (eTN) - Comments attributed to the acting executive director of UWA, Mark Kamanzi, to the effect of "what is wrong with a golf course in the park" have raised a storm of outrage across conserva

Aviation news: Uganda and Congo DR sign new bilateral air services...

UGANDA (eTN) - Last week saw pen put to paper in Kampala, when the long drawn-out negotiations over a new BASA were finally concluded.

Another Shimoni looming in Uganda?

UGANDA (eTN) - Following the disastrous decision some years ago to throw out the Shimoni Primary School pupils and teachers and uproot the Shimoni Teachers Training College from their premises in reco

Uganda president denounces greed and breach of contract

UGANDA (eTN) - A controversial letter in mid-August by the board of the Uganda Wildlife Authority to the Madhvani Group’s Marasa Limited – the hospitality arm of the diverse industrial, agricultur

Uganda golf course controvery reloaded

UGANDA (eTN) - The grand opening last week of the Chobe Safari Lodge also brought about renewed controversy, when the Chief Executive of the Madhvani Group, Mr.