Uganda has been named among the top 1,000 places to see before you die. Uganda was listed by acclaimed and best seller travel writer Patricia Schultz at the just concluded New York Times Travel Show in New York, USA.
New York Times Travel Show is an ultimate travel and tourism event that aims at promoting the tourism industries worldwide.
The Show is also considered as the biggest travel show in North America and brings together over 550 exhibitors from over 170 destinations making it an opportune event in which to market Uganda to the US.
The event also sponsors more than 100 cultural presentations given by the professionals to promote their travel agencies and cultures.
The show that took place from 25 to 27 January 2019 in New York City brought together more than 500 exhibitors from over 170 destinations and the Pearl of Africa Uganda was number 12 on the list, making it to the August calendar.
At the show, Uganda was represented by a delegation of representative from Uganda Tourism Board led by the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Tourism Board, Mr Asiimwe, Uganda Market Destination Representatives in North America (PHG Group) and some 8 Uganda tour operators.
Excitedly commenting on the same, UTB outgoing CEO, Mr. Stephen Asiimwe said, “That is a breakthrough. Out of the 1,000 Uganda made it the top 12 in the calendar. We are steadily positioning Uganda as a preferred tourist destination in Africa and soon we will have a bigger share of international tourists visiting Africa.”
Meanwhile at the end of last year the Pearl of Africa was listed among the four African Destinations by the National Geographic Travelers.
In this 2019, the same National Geographic Travelers in UK has listed 19 destinations set to hit the headlines and only in Africa its Uganda mainly for its Gorillas, Zimbabwe, Eritrea and South Africa.