Uganda has been named among the top 1,000 places to see before you die at the just concluded New York Times Travel Show.
The Pearl of Africa was listed by Patricia Schultz, a prolific and best seller travel writer.
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.
Uganda was presented by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) together with the country’s Market Destination Representative in North America (PHG Group) and eight local tour operators.
New York Times Travel Show is an ultimate travel and tourism event that aims at promoting the tourism industries worldwide. The event also sponsors more than 100 cultural presentations given by the professionals to promote their travel agencies and cultures.
Recently, while addressing the media in Kampala, Tourism Minister Godfrey Kwanda Suubi revealed that currently government is investing in International public relations and Destination Marketing representatives with the main focus on the USA market, German Speaking Europe, the UK and Ireland.
He said that the results of this strategy had not only been impressive but had also led to increase in the number of tourist arrivals to Uganda.