Uganda tourism Board lacks enough money to carry out the classification of the hotels in Uganda. This project is to be carried out by all the East African community members in order to develop uniform criteria throughout East Africa. This will certainly help in improving safaris in East Africa.
This exercise of classifying the hotels will certainly help in placing the hotel in classes according to standards, which will help in easing the movement of tourists who come for safari tours to East African countries. However, the government has not yet released the money to carry out the exercise.
The Hotels are classified according to stars and these include; five star, four star, three star, two star and one star, this helps in placing the hotels and lodges in levels. This will help the clients to easily get accommodation of their class of safari.
Uganda Tourism Board is a government body responsible for marketing of tourism in Uganda, so the agency cannot do this without a grading system. This has affected the tourism sector in the way that the projects have not been achieved therefore affecting safari visits in East Africa.
Hotel classification is considered to be a good tool for marketing the country’s tourism sector in the region. if this exercise is not carried out, the country will lose foreign exchange from tourism since the tourists need information concerning the standards and the grades of the hotels for the purpose of safety. This will help in increasing the number of safaris to Uganda.
Uganda Safaris/ Uganda Safari News
Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours updates 2013