Uganda’s Tourism Board to participate in NewYork’s Times Travel show
SEE ALSO :US to sign free trade deal in ArgentinaAccording to Minister of State and Tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda, in 2017, the number of tourist arrivals increased by 6 percent to 1.4 million as compared to 2016. Kiwanda observed that the number of visitor arrivals to Uganda between 2013-2017, increased to 49,000. Uganda’s Market destination representative in North America (PHG Group) and eight tourist operators will also attend the travel expo alongside the UTB. Tourism industry contributes 10 percent of Uganda’s gross domestic product (GDP) which earns the country Sh142 billion annually and contributes 23 percent of export income. United States remains the biggest source of tourism to Uganda’s market.