World Tourism Day 2018

September 6 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm

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World Tourism Day celebrations 2018

September 6 @ 8:00 am – September 28 @ 5:00 pm

World Tourism Day, 27th September, is a global annual day of celebration where people world over join together to reflect on the importance and benefits that accrue from tourism. The event is promoted annually by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

In Uganda, the major celebrations this year will be held at the Source of River Nile in Jinja under the theme“Tourism and the Digital Transformation”, with a month-long activities starting from 6th – 27th September 2018, providing an opportunity to different tourism stakeholders and the country at large to recognize and embrace the importance of digital technologies in tourism

This year’s event will be flagged off with: –

  • Uganda Hotels and Restaurants Expo from 6th – 8th September at Hotel Africana,
  • Tourism forums and workshops,
  • Smart Youth Conference
  • Sports gala and dinner,
  • Tulambule – Busoga region, a domestic tourism promotion campaign aimed at encouraging Ugandans to tour places around Uganda
  • Cultural and trade exhibition
  • Tourism Night and,
  • World Tourism celebrations

Uganda Tourism Board will work closely with the Ministry of Tourism to spearhead the preparations of World Tourism Day in collaboration with other tourism agencies including UWAUWECCAAHTTI and the Private sector through its umbrella organization – Uganda Tourism Association (UTA), which will also play a major role in mobilizing the different private stakeholders and the tourism fraternity to actively participate in this year’s celebrations.


Click here to download and view the draft programme for World Tourism Day celebrations from 6th – 27th September 2018.


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