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  • Rail

Rail Uganda Railways Approval franted for loan to refurbish Kampala-Malaba Railway

The Parliament has urged the government to expedite the renovation of the Kampala-Malaba metre gauge railway to boost trade and align Uganda with fellow East African Community member states.

This appeal was made after the House unanimously agreed on a report submitted by Hon. John Bosco Ikojo, Chairperson of the Committee on Nationa… read more

  • Opinion

AA WorldFlight Are high airfares grounding intra-Africa tourism?

The cost of intra-Africa travel has been a subject of much debate in recent years, with tourism professionals suggesting it is holding back the immense potential of Africa as a tourism destination.

As the BBC recently reported, flying from Berlin, the capital of Germany, to Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, might cost you around $150 for a … read more

  • Flights

Uganda Uganda Airlines Uganda Airlines to launch service to Mumbai on 7 October 2023

Uganda Airlines, which started operations in 2019, currently serves eleven destinations from Entebbe. Uganda's national airline plans to serve a further ten destinations, which it has already identified. These include Mumbai (India), whose inauguration date is now known.

  • Destinations

Kenya KTB Kenya's Tourism Earnings Surge 32% to U.S.$809 Million in First Quarter

Kenya earned a total of Sh116.2 billion from the tourism sector in the first half of the year to June, buoyed by a rising number of arrivals.

This represented a 32 percent jump from Sh152.6 billion during a similar period last year, according to the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB).

Arrivals from entry points such as the Jomo … read more

  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews The Africa Showcase Roadshow makes a return to North America in September

The highly anticipated annual Africa Showcase roadshow is set to return this September, offering an exceptional opportunity for travel industry professionals to connect with an extensive array of leading African suppliers. With an impressive lineup of African experiences and properties, the event promises a dynamic blend of networking, … read more

  • Flights

Ethiopian Ethiopian adds second London gateway

Ethiopian Airlines has opened reservations for a new route linking Addis Ababa and London Gatwick (LGW), marking its second London gateway alongside London Heathrow (LHR).

Flights are scheduled to commence from Nov. 21, operating three times per week using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The Star Alliance member la… read more

  • Destinations

Uganda UTB Tourism Board resumes classification, rating of hotels in Uganda

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has resumed the classification and rating of hotels around the country. Speaking on Wednesday, the UTB CEO, Lilly Ajarova said the exercise is in fulfillment of one of their mandates to carry out quality assurance of the tourism sector.

"UTB enforces and monitors standards as well as to register, in… read more

  • Attractions

Uganda Ikarenga Ikirenga Culture Tourism Festival set for second edition

With the aim of celebrating Rwanda's rich cultural heritage while embracing its diverse artistic expressions, captivating language and natural beauty, Ikirenga Art and Culture Promotion has announced the second edition of the Ikirenga Culture Tourism Festival, slated for August 26 to September 1, in Musanze District, Norther… read more

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