Tourism is one of the lucrative sectors of the Ugandan economy that generates good returns in terms of revenue to the country’s GDP from those that undertake safaris and tours in Uganda. In fact, it is interesting to note that the sector was the leading chief export for the country in the last financial year surpassing the traditional lead revenue generators like coffee and remittances from abroad.
The Uganda safari tour undertakers who rose from 600,000 in 2006 to 1.3 in 2014 imply the growing need world over to encounter the Uganda’s beautiful attractions and impressive tourist activities that prompt them to undertake safaris and tours in Uganda.
The rise in the tourist arrivals that wish to undertake Uganda safari tours can be attributed to the Uganda’s favorable political climate and infrastructural improvement featuring both air and road. However, there is still need for more investments to enable Uganda tap into new markets like Korea, China, Arabian Peninsula, America and Europe.
The aspect of good connectivity is also an ideal opportunity that can be tapped to ensure increase in the number of travelers that plan safari tours to Uganda. Uganda has got over 22 airlines operating across Uganda while the domestic travel is expanding day by day with various low cost carriers increasingly showing interest in domestic and regional flights. For example the airfield in Kanungu handles four flights a day which is a promising trend.
The Uganda’s tourism Marketing and promotion body the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) of recent involved three public relations firms to enhance its efforts in UK, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Australia. These efforts are sought to enhance the number of travelers that undertake safaris in Uganda including gorilla trekking safaris and tours in Uganda.
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