18 Sep 2019

The 10th Annual Tourism Sector Review conference 2019

The MTWA 10th Sector Review Conference 2019 presided by The Prime Minister Rt. Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda and our very own Minister of Tourism Wild life and Antiquities Hon Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu at Hotel Africana 

HIGHLIGHTS OF TOURISM SECTOR PERFORMANCE FACTS.

  1. Tourist arrivals grew from 1.42mn in 2017 to 1.505Mn in 2018
  2. Foreign exchange earnings grew from US$1.45Bn in 2017 to US$1.6Bn in 2018
  3. GDP contribution in 2018 stands at UGx 8.4Trillions (7.7%).

  4. Tourism contributed 667,600 jobs (6.7% of total employment).

  5. Protected Area visitation grew by 13.9% from 285,671 in 2017 to 325,345 in 2018.

  6. UWEC visitation grew by 9.8% from 331,625 visitors in 2017 to 364,121.

  7. Source of the Nile visitation by 59.4% from 102,324 visitors to 163,117.

  8. MICE revenue in 2018 at US$1,191,715

  9. Hotel Room occupancy for 2018 stands at 50.9% with lodged posting up to 75%.

  10. To manage human wildlife conflicts, 50.9 km of new trenches and maintenance of 210 Km of old trench, 8 Km of electric fence and 1,435 beehives.

  11. A total of 3,208 schools reached with conservation education message.

  12. Enrollment at UHTTI stands at 278 and UWRTI at 100.

  13. Over 1,613 tourism service providers trained in service standards in 2018.