Uganda organizes the 5th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) 2020

Published on : Saturday, February 8, 2020

The 5th Annual Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) 2020 kick-started on February 4, 2020. It’s a three day business-to-business and business-to-customer engagement event among all the prime Ugandan and regional players of tourism with the chosen tourism wholesalers from Africa and other foreign tourism markets.

 

POATE, which was arranged at the Speke Resort in Munyonyo on the coast of Lake Victoria, has drawn more than 57 overseas hosted buyers and 140 domestic and regional tourism operators, along with international and domestic media.

 

The expo is currently running under the theme, “Promoting Intra-Africa Travel” in a bid to lift the unexplored potential presented by the rising African travel markets.

 

At the official opening ceremony of the event, Gen Rtd Moses Ali, Uganda first Deputy Prime Minister represented President Yoweri Museveni.

 

Museveni applauded the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) for arranging the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo, explaining that it would go a long way in “expanding business opportunities in the tourism sector in Uganda and the entire East African region.”

 

President Museveni informed the delegates to the expo that Uganda had considerably invested in creating “peace and stability, good road networks, enough electricity supply, better telecommunications networks and internet” and these investments would facilitate the tourism sector of Uganda to be competitive.

 

“Without investment in this critical infrastructure, tourism cannot flourish,” he said, adding, “The government has restored Uganda Airlines to attract tourists to Uganda, because [with] the many planned direct routes to Uganda, tourists and business people alike will have faster and more affordable travel to Uganda, making us a competitive destination.”

 

Related Posts

Tags: ,

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 06 MALT-Congress 2020
  • 13 digitaltravelapac 2020
  • 15 Digital Travel EU 2020
  • 20 GWS-2020
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. MEETINGS AFRICA 2020

      February 24 - February 26
    2. MALT CONGRESS

      February 25 - February 26
    3. JTTX10

      February 26 - February 28
    4. TTE – TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY EUROPE 2020

      February 26 - February 27
    5. VITRINA TURISTICA ANATO 2020

      February 26 - February 28
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com