More than 150 major travel agents, 10 carriers and 5 media companies in Guangdong region met at the Garden Hotel in Guangzhou in a evening of event named ‘Uganda Tourism Night”
The tourism promotion event was arranged by the Uganda Embassy in Beijing and Uganda Consulate in Guangzhou under the topic: “The Pearl of Africa: Awesome Land, Awesome People and Awesome Destination”
As per coordinators, the fundamental target of the event was to make and construct awareness of Uganda as one of the favorite tourist destination on the planet given the copious natural attractions and positive worldwide ratings.
Notwithstanding the enthusing honors as a top traveler destination, Uganda was among the first African nations to get an Approved Destination Status by the Government of China in 2005.
China is believed to the main market for outbound tourism with about 123 million tourists a year ago. Held as a major aspect of Government’s efforts to promote commercial and economic diplomacy, such efforts by the Missions in China are gone for taking advantage of the China market and attracting more tourism arrivals to Uganda.
An agent from the Administration of Tourism of Guangdong Province, Mr. Liang Yongzhong lauded the good bilateral relations between the two nations and welcomed the activity as a positive step in increasing the number of Chinese tourists visiting Uganda.
He also advised the travel agents from Guangdong region to use the event to further work together with Uganda. He later invited the Uganda Tourism Sector to take part in the “Guangdong Tourism Fair’ on eighth September 2017.
Amb. Solomon Rutega, the Consul General also talked on the event, “We plan to give a platform to market Uganda’s differing tourist attractions and acquire more knowledge into the present trends in the Chinese outbound travel sector from major tourism agencies, including references for outbound Chinese travelers.”
Ms. Safie Ali speaking to the Uganda Tourist Board and Boss of the Uganda Tourism Association Mr. Boniface Byamukama, encouraged Chinese travel agents to also introduced safari packages to different interesting tourist destinations in Uganda and vowed bolster in recognizing potential regions of partnership in the tourism value chain. They likewise offered to plan a familiarization tour dedicated to the China market.
The tourism-related occasions are being organized in main towns crosswise over China, particularly to create mindfulness and promoting Uganda as a perfect tourist destination. The next event is booked to be held on eleventh April 2017 in Shanghai city.