Articles tagged “uganda”

Uganda Deals With Bad Publicity After U.S. Tourist Abduction

Uganda Deals With Bad Publicity After U.S. Tourist Abduction

Fred Ojambo, Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s effort to score domestic political points with Twitter-based diplomacy makes addressing the problem of traveler security and kidnappers demanding ransoms more difficult by antagonizing foreign leaders, rather than wooing them.

7 months ago

Uganda to Borrow From Overseas to Revive National Airline

Uganda to Borrow From Overseas to Revive National Airline

Fred Ojambo, Bloomberg

Maintaining a national carrier has already proven too difficult in some parts of Africa. Hopefully Ugandan Airlines can learn from the success of competitors like Ethiopian Airlines.

1 year ago

Geography Ignorance Keeps Ebola-Fearing Tourists Out of Africa

Geography Ignorance Keeps Ebola-Fearing Tourists Out of Africa

Sarah McGregor and Tshepiso Mokhema, Bloomberg

Who's the president of Africa? Exactly.

5 years ago

6 years ago

The Trends That Are Driving 2014’s ‘Top Travel Destinations’ Lists

The Trends That Are Driving 2014’s ‘Top Travel Destinations’ Lists

Robert Reid, Skift

Are anniversaries and events over-stressed on these lists? It’s refreshing not to see Brazil, in its World Cup, an automatic inclusion of all lists – even if it’s an understandable entry. But would anyone plan a trip to Cape Town just because it’s the World Design Capital?

6 years ago

Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda to Launch Joint Visa Scheme to Boost Tourism

ETurboNews

The joint visa will cost $100, and besides being cheaper and more efficient than the current scheme, will boost the tourism economies in East Africa in a big way. Tanzania is missing out.

6 years ago

Solar Eclipse Leads To Uganda Tourism Boom

Solar Eclipse Leads To Uganda Tourism Boom

AllAfrica.com

It's nice when everything comes together -- the moon and the sun, that is -- to get some tourists traveling, some hotels filled, and some safaris running on overdrive.

6 years ago

East African tourism ministers fed up with negative images

David Muwanga, East African Business Week/AllAfrica

East Africa is less troubled than some of its Western and Northern neighbors but despite smart moves by Tanzania, the region has taken steps back in recent years, from political unrest in Kenya to rampant corruption and offensive politics in Uganda.

7 years ago

CDC warns travelers of Marburg fever outbreak in commonly visited areas of Uganda

CDC warns travelers of Marburg fever outbreak in commonly visited areas of Uganda

Travelers in the area need only practice basic hygiene and common sense when coming in contact with animals; practices that should be used even in areas without an active outbreak.

7 years ago

Uganda sets higher standards for tour guides to improve country’s image

Uganda sets higher standards for tour guides to improve country’s image

AllAfrica.com

Whether it's Uganda or New York City, guides serve as a country's brand ambassadors, represent local residents, and make a lasting impression on foreign tourists, and they're often an afterthought at best at tourism boards.

7 years ago

Why more tourists aren’t choosing Uganda for their exotic getaway

The author laments the fact that little has been done to build up accommodations surrounding Lake Victoria, but perhaps this is precisely what has kept is an “amazing body of water.”

7 years ago

Uganda has the fastest growing tourism industry in Africa

Kenya’s secretary of tourism attributed an influx of tourists from Asia combined with a relatively stable safety record for fueling the 25 percent growth of the tourism sector in Uganda.

7 years ago