Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) together with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in a bid to promote tourism in the country have a launched a new campaign.
The new campaign dubbed #Tulambule was launched on Saturday evening at Hotel Africana. The Tour Uganda Weekend Escape (Mujje Tulambule) launch is aimed at creating awareness about the country’s tourist destinations and adventures. “Be part of this great team to tour our country, local tourism starts with us, we are the ones to tell our own story #Tulambuleug,” Hon Kiwanda Godfrey, State Minister for Tourism said.
The Tulambule campaign will kick off on 23rd September 2016 in Mbarara. Singer Desire Luzinda is the celebrated artist who has been chosen as the ambassador of the campaign. She was also at the launch event on Friday.
The Minister said by the end of the program, they shall have unlocked all the 10 National Parks, game reserves and other major tourism attractions of Uganda. “We shall be setting off for every destination from Uganda Museum on the last Fridays of the a month and return on Sundays”,.
UTB together with UWA shall organise an itinerary for every selected destination which covers the route and sites. For the safety of this program, government is partnering with private sector to manage transport, accommodation, security, entertainment and safety on the road.
Friday will be the tourism drive day guided by tourism police commandant for safety on the road with tour guided stopovers, Ugandans shall have an opportunity to be ushered in at the destination by the authorities who will include mayors, MPs, Ministers etc.
Saturday will be the destination tour where we shall visit national parks, Hotels, Universities, schools, cultural suites and interact with local community cluster. A destination visit covers the whole cluster, I therefore call upon UTB and UWA to ensure that all districts in a given cluster are covered within selected destination visited.
On Saturday evening there shall be a street bash where we shall be treated to great entertainment from both local and national artistes.
On Sunday, we shall hold an inter-denominational prayer in order to promote faith based tourism and pray for our country. We shall set off to Kampala in a guided drive by the tourism police commandant.
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