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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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West Africa: KQ, Ministry Assure Travellers Amid Ebola in West Africa

[Capital FM]Nairobi -Even as Liberia shut its borders to curb the further spread of the Ebola virus and Nigeria's largest airline, Arik Air, suspended its flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone after flying a Liberian man infected with the virus into Nigeria last week, Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia and Kenya Airways have allayed fears among Kenyan travellers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NPC to Offer Technical Support to Boost Nigeria's Tourism Sector

[Vanguard]In a bid to develop the Nigerian tourism sector, the National Planning Commission, NPC says it will offer technical support in the area of training, data collection and capacity building to the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Hala Extend Tentacles to Local Market

[The Herald]Hospitality concern, Hotels and Leisure Africa (HALA) said yesterday it will invest a combined $18,5 million in its operations this year until the end of 2015 as it seeks to extend its tentacles on the local market. The group, established by a group of local hoteliers, is operating seven hotels locally and has also established regional operations. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Malanje Gets Six New Hotels This Year

[ANGOP]Malanje -Six new hotels with more than 400 rooms will be built in the capital of the northern Malanje province this year to minimize the shortage experienced in the region. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Roberts Intl. Airport Puts Ebola Preventive Measures in Place

[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -In the wake of the increase in deaths from the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Liberia the Roberts International Airport the Nation's only international Airport says it is putting in place measures to help prevent the spread of the Virus. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Munya Enters Deal With KWS

[The Star]The county government has partnered with the Kenya Wildlife Service to boost tourism in the region. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Official Urges Kisumu to Value Tourism

[The Star]THE Kisumu government has been urged to take tourism sector seriously. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Insurance Cover for Mombasa British Tourists

[The Star]Tourism players at the Coast will tomorrow launch an insurance cover for British tourists who defy their travel advisory and visit the country. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Tourism Sector Says Ktb Out of Touch With True Situation

[The Star]Tour operators have joined Serena Hotel group in slamming the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) for downplaying the dire situation facing Kenya's tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Transport Workers Issue 14-Day Ultimatum

[Daily Trust]The Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) has issued a fresh 14-day ultimatum to the federal government to appoint a substantive director-general for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NAHCON Assures of Improved Accommodation

[Daily Trust]The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has assured intending pilgrims that based on the stringent pre-hajj inspection policy commenced last year, steps have been taken to ensure that they have comfortable stay in Saudi Arabia. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NPC Pledges Support for Tourism Development

[This Day]The National Planning Commission (NPC) has pledged technical support in the area of training, data collection, monitoring and evaluation and capacity building to the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) in an effort to drive the development of the tourism sector. The secretary to the commission, Mr. Ntufam Fidel Ugbo, made the pledge at the weekend in Abuja during a courtesy visit to the NPC by the management of NTDC. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Ministry Quizzed

[The Herald]The Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry bought six second hand cars worth US$60 000 in 2011 in contravention of laid down Government procedures on the procurement of vehicles. Apart from that, the ministry also spent US$5 271 in servicing one car only once, without getting adequate quotations to prevent prejudice to Treasury, while US$11 000 in overtime allowances was paid to 12 employees without proper records on the dates and time they worked. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ebola Virus - NCAA Suspends Asky Airline Operations to Nigeria

[Independent]Lagos -The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended ASKY Airline operations to Nigeria with immediate effect. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Immigration Hikes Cost of International Passport

[Daily Trust]Lagos -Effective from August 1, 2014, Nigerians seeking to obtain international passports will have to pay more as the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has reviewed the cost, Daily Trust gathered. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Karume - 'We Need More Tourism Police in Kenya'

[Deutsche Welle]Kenyan police have confirmed that a German woman has been shot dead in Mombasa, bringing the number of foreign tourists killed in the town this month to two. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Rising Sea Drowns Tourism

[IPS]Kribi -Pierre Zambo is a hotel manager in Kribi, a sea resort town in Cameroon's South Region. In the past his hotel would have "more than 100 tourists each week. But today if I manage to have 50 people registered into my hotel weekly, then it's good business." (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: MPs Blast Tourism Ministry Over Car Purchases

[New Zimbabwe]THE tourism ministry on Monday came under criticism from Parliament for purchasing second hand vehicles for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly in violation of government policy, and for failing to submit annual reports to the Auditor General. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Spain Downgrades Egypt Travel Warning

[Egypt Online]Spain has lifted a travel advisory on Egypt's resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Abuja Airport Expansion Project to Be Completed in December

[Guardian]Abuja -Hope for better airport services in the country was rekindled on Monday when the Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo--Iweala told an inspection team that the construction of the ongoing Abuja Airport terminal expansion project would be completed and opened for use come December, 2014. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Serena Hotels Says Kenya 'Must Be Joking' About Tourism Figures

[The Star]A leading Kenyan hotel chain has disputed official figures for tourist arrivals, saying violent attacks by militant Islamists have scared away far more tourists than the authorities admit. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Mystery Behind the Annual Migration

[Daily News]THE amazing annual migration in Serengeti National Park attracts tourists from all over the world. This magnificent wonder has made Serengeti National Park very popular. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kwale Eyes Tourism and Mining for Growth

[The Star]The Kwale County investment forum is expected to attract Sh4 billion shillings of investment over a two to three year period, according to governor Salim Mvurya yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Bicuar National Park to Have Tourists Village

[ANGOP]Lubango -Six Tourists Village will be under construction as of August this year, in the National Park of Bicuar, southern Huila Province, in a joint action of the Ministry of Environment and the provincial government, said on Saturday the provincial director of agriculture and rural development, fisheries and environment, Lutero Campos. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Minister Urges Tourists to Sample Out Malawi's Beauty

[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -Minister of Information, Tourism, Culture and Civic Education, Kondwani Nankhumwa, urged international tourists to visit Malawi and enjoy maximum pleasure provided by the country's tourism sector. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Maasai Mara Feels Pinch of Low Tourist Arrivals

[The Star]LOW foreign tourist arrivals occasioned by insecurity and travel advisories has forced some hoteliers in Maasai Mara in Narok county to send home some of their staff due to low business. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: CAA Explains Airlines Grounding

[EA Business]On June 17th 2014, Uganda's air transport industry managers Civil Aviation Authority withdrew Air Operator Certificates (AOC) for three airlines that were registered in Uganda and operating international flights. East African Business Week's PAUL TENTENA talked to Mr. Ignie Igunduura the CAA's Public Affairs Manager to find out what exactly happened. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Country Safe for Tourism

[EA Business]Kampala, Uganda -The government and the tourism fraternity last week swiftly moved to refute allegations that the country was not safe for visiting. (AllAfrica)

Africa: African Navigators Plan Radar Exit

[EA Business]Kampala, Uganda -Air navigation experts from across the continent have agreed to shift to satellite systems to monitor aircraft movements. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Hoteliers Defy Travel Advisories

[CAJ News]Nairobi -HOTELS in the coastal towns of Kenya have come up with an ingenious way to attract tourists who wish to travel to the country from the United Kingdom despite the travel advisories issued by the European country. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Employers Keen On Holiday Tax Incentive - Kandie

[Capital FM]Nairobi -East Africa Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie has announced a positive uptake of the tax rebate offered to employers who pay for their employees' vacations domestically. (AllAfrica)

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