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  • Miscellaneous

Construction of Uganda Tourism School nearly complete

The Uganda Tourism School is due to be handed over to the government following the completion of physical works which stand at 89 per cent, officials have said. Works on the Shs24b facility started in 2018.

"We are now focused on achieving practical completion of the project as soon as possible while maintaining the highest quality … read more

  • Flights

Airlink inaugurates Entebbe in Uganda

Intra-African flights are gradually returning to normality as travel restrictions are eased. With this momentum, Airlink, Southern Africa's leading regional carrier, is spreading its wings to the east of the continent.

Airlink, Southern Africa's largest regional carrier is gradually rebuilding its network. The airline inau… read more

  • Travel-tech

Tax Compliance critical for startup growth

For two years, Sam Kajubi (not real name) has run a web design company that builds e-commerce platforms. But in the period of operation, not once has the business paid its taxes. The business has never been registered with Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) and neither does its founder know where the process of paying one’s taxes … read more

  • Destinations

East Africa Tourism Platform calls for embracing regional single visa

The East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP), the umbrella body for the tourism sector in the region on Wednesday urged Tanzania, Burundi and South Sudan to embrace the East African tourist visa regime.

Frank Mugisha, managing director of EATP said that Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda are already part of the single regional tourist visa… read more

  • Flights

Air Arabia makes Uganda its 4th destination in East Africa

In 2016, Air Arabia had expressed interest in making Uganda one of its key markets in East Africa. 5 years later, the budget carrier is returning being more confident.

From October 10, Air Arabia will inaugurate its new service to Uganda. On that date, the low-cost carrier will now offer three flights a week between Sharead more

  • Miscellaneous

Tanzania to host first East Africa Tourism Expo

Tanzania will host the first East African Regional Tourism Expo (EARTE) 2021, in October. The tourism expo will be held in the northern tourist circuit of Arusha from October 9, to October 16, according to the statement from EAC headquarters.

EARTE 2021, which is the first of its kind to be held in the region, is aimed at pro… read more

  • Flights

Rwandair expanding its DR Congo network

RwandAir will expand its footprint in DRC this month through new routes of Kigali-Lubumbashi and Kigali-Goma, adding to the Kigali-Kinshasa one, which has been one of the busiest these past two years.

The Kigali-Lubumbashi route will be launched on September 29, followed by Kigali-Goma flights, as the airline moves to cement … read more

  • Flights

Uganda Airlines to fly to Dubai from October with A330neo

Last month, Uganda Airlines added its A330-800neo fleet to its Air Operator Certificate (AOC), which now allows it to build its transcontinental network.

Uganda Airlines will operate its inaugural flight to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in October, the airline announced on its Twitter account on Wednesday. This is its … read more

  • Miscellaneous

Karanja Ndegwa new EO of Jambojet

Kenya Airways subsidiary Jambojet has confirmed Karanja Ndegwa as the airline’s chief executive officer and managing director effective September 2, as per Business Daily Africa.

Ndegwa has held the post in an acting capacity since April 2020 after Allan Kilavuka joined its parent firm Kenya Airways as CEO.

Announcing t… read more

  • Destinations

Govt to open Lake Victoria Tourism Circuit to boost leisure industry

The government through the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is set to open Lake Victoria tourism circuit as a way of boosting the leisure industry.

This was revealed by the manager of the Education and Information Department at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Mr David Musingo while addressing the media this… read more

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