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Uganda has beautiful sceneries and dense tropical rainforests-some of the few in Africa, which are a home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas.

Uganda Gifted by Nature : a perfest Safari destination

Uganda once called "the pearl of Africa" has recently been rebranded to "Uganda gifted by nature" The word " Gifted " in the brand tagline reflects Uganda's extraordinary natural richness and cultural diversity, as well as the talents and abilities of the people - all bestowed as a gift to the world. " Nature " is seen as the giver of Uganda 's uniqueness- dependent on human protection to preserve its uniqueness for future generations.

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Kenya: Britain Lifts Travel Advisory

[The Star]THE British government has relaxed the travel advisory against Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Pollution Risk to Lake Nakuru

[The Star]LAKE Nakuru National Park is facing increasing pressures from pollution, the KWS acting director general William Kiprono has said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Parents Slam Miss Tourism

[The Star]Parents of the 2013 Miss Tourism Kwale have accused Tourism executive Adam Sheikh and the county government for misusing their daughter. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: RDB Eyes U.S. $860 Million From Tourism

[New Times]As the world marked the World Tourism Day yesterday, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced plans to increase threefold, earnings from tourism to $860 million in the next two years. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kalonzo Woos Chinese Investors, Tourists During Beijing Forum

[The Star]Former VP Kalonzo Musyoka has made a passionate appeal to the Chinese entrepreneurs to choose Kenya as their preferred tourism and investment destination. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Wtd - Experts Task FG On Tourism Development

[Daily Independent]Some tourism experts on Friday, urged the Federal Government to show positive interest in the development of domestic tourism. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: TAA Staff to Train in Foreign Languages

[Daily News]IN a bid to overcome the language barrier, the Ministry of Transport plans to provide the Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA) staff with an opportunity to learn more international languages to strengthen service delivery to foreign passengers at the airports. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Simango Promises to Boost Tourism in Inhambane

[AIM]Maputo -The leader and presidential candidate of the opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM), Daviz Simango, promised on Thursday that, if elected, he will empower tourism in Jangamo district in the southern province of Inhambane. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Women Nobel Laureates Cancel Trip Over Dalai Lama Visa

[SAPA]Johannesburg -Women Nobel laureates have cancelled their trip to South Africa because the country has denied the Dalai Lama a travel visa, Sonke Gender Justice said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: British Diplomats Must Apply for Visas - Minister

[SAPA]Pretoria -Holders of British diplomatic and official passports must apply for visas before travelling to South Africa, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Cultural Tourism Stars Gaining Roots in Tanzania

[Daily News]Arusha -AN average of 70,000 foreign visitors per annum have sampled the country's cultural tourism packages in recent years but the figure, according to the coordinator of Tanzania Cultural Tourism, Mr Elirehema Maturo, is still relatively low. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Zanzibar Tourism Records Dramatic Growth

[Daily News]Zanzibar -AS countries mark the World Tourism Day (WTD) on Saturday, Zanzibar authorities say the number of tourists visiting the Islands has been admirably increasing. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: 'Tourism and Community Development' in Action

[Times of Zambia]SINCE 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation has celebrated the World Tourism day of September 27. This year is no exception with a fresh theme "Tourism and Community Development." (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: The CTA Warns About Constraints in the Tourism Sector

[AIM]Maputo -The Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA), in partnership with the Support Program for Economic and Enterprise Development (SPEED), a project funded by USAID, presented a study showing that corruption among police officers in the Republic of Mozambique is responsible for losses of 41 million Meticais in the tourism sector. The study was released at the seminar entitled "Tourism in Mozambique over the Growth of Natural Resources: Potential Macroeconomic Impact," and shows the current st (AllAfrica)

Morocco: 11th Edition of Morocco's Tourism Conference Slated for September 29

[Moroccan American Center]Focus on Building Local Tourism Capabilities (AllAfrica)

Gambia: 'Tourism the Fastest Growing Sector in Gambia'

[Daily Observer]Tourism, one of the lucrative and admiring sectors was described as the fastest growing sector in the economy of The Gambia. Presenting this before the crowd of students that gathered at the Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG) auditorium on Tuesday morning was the Director of Marketing, Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard). (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Liberia Observes World Tourism Day Saturday

[New Dawn]President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has declared tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2014 "World Tourism Day" to be observed throughout the Republic as a working holiday. The Foreign Ministry says this year's celebration is being held globally under the theme: "Tourism Day and Community Development". (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Animals On Parade in Mbale Tomorrow

[Observer]The Uganda Tourism Board has announced it will tomorrow join the rest of the world to celebrate the annual World Tourism day with an animal exhibition. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Exploit Uganda's Tourism Potential

[Observer]Tourism has overtaken remittances by Ugandans working abroad as the country's top export earner, according to Bank of Uganda's monetary policy statement for August 2014. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Zuma Used Chartered Flight to U.S.

[SAPA]Johannesburg -President Jacob Zuma used a chartered plane to travel to the United States, the defence department said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Angola: National Tourism Revenues Recorded Increase in 2013

[ANGOP]Luanda -The national tourism recorded an increase in 2013, achieving a business volume amounted at AKZ 119.1 billion, corresponding to USD 1.191 million. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Hoteliers Task Kwara On Development of Tourist Sites

[Daily Independent]Kwara State Hotel Owners Association has called on the state government to be more committed to development of tourist sites in the state to boost revenue profile and add more beauty to the state. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kazungu Seeks Sh90 Million for Beach Maintenance

[The Star]BEACH operations could soon be streamlined if a bill seeking Sh90 million funding for beach maintenance becomes law. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Lufthansa, UFO Agree On Growth, Safeguarding Jobs

[Guardian]LUFTHANSA and Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organiation (UFO) have reached an agreement on growth and the safeguarding of existing jobs on Lufthansa routes with a high proportion of leisure travellers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Stakeholders Seek Measures to Improve Safety of Air Transport

[Guardian]TRAVELLING by air worldwide has been considered as the safest and fastest means of transportation compared by any other movements from one destination to another. It is also the engine of economic development and growth of any nation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Helicopter Market Demand Rises Worldwide

[Guardian]THE demand for commercial and military helicopters worldwide have continued to grow, especially in the developing regions, according to a recent study carried out by Honeywell. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SA, Brazil to Expand Tourism Relations

[]South Africa and Brazil have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which seeks to coordinate efforts for sustainable promotion and expansion of tourism relations between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kwale Miss Tourism 2013 Will Not Defend His Title Because She Claims the County Abandoned Her

[The Star]MISS Tourism Kwale county Fatuma Khamisi has said she will not defend her title and accused the county government of abandoning her after her crowning. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ogun Plans World-Class Tourist Centre in Ipokia

[Daily Independent]Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has stated that arrangements have been concluded with a world-class tourist outfit to make Akere community in Ipokia Local Government Area first of its kind tourist centre in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Hotel Strike Enters Seventh Day

[New Era]Lüderitz -The strike involving ten workers at Protea Hotel - Sea View Zum Sperrgebiet in Lüderitz who want better wages and improved conditions of service, entered its seventh day yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Facebook, Twitter Users Asked to Promote Kenya's Tourism On Social Media

[The Star]The Tourism Recovery Taskforce is seeking to partner with active social media users to restore Kenya as the preferred regional and global tourism destination. (AllAfrica)

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