Ministry of Tourism has unveiled the nomination list for 2019 Ekkula Tourism Awards, featuring the major contributors and sectors that promote Tourism.
Stiff competition is sighted in the Best Tourism Ambassador of the year category, as these nominations have positioned the reining Miss World Africa Quiin Abenakyo and socialite Zari Hassan in the same category.
These two have in 2018 received honors from Ministry of Tourism as Goodwill Ambassadors, because of their contribution towards Tourism industry Abenakyo (Miss World Africa 2018/19), Zari Hassan (Tulambule campaign).
Nominations were done in several sectors that contribute towards tourism like, Promotion section, tourism event section, transporters section, Accommodation and eating houses, Exceptional personalities.
According to organizers, Ekkula Tourism Awards are organized to recognize and appreciate the major contributors and stalk holders in the tourism section.
Voting in these awards will end on March 27, and the award night gala will take place on Friday March 29 2019, at Kampala Sheraton Hotel.
Here is the full list of nominations
Exceptional Social Media Promoter.
Best Tourism Photographer
Most Active Tourism Cluster.
Kigezi Tourism Cluster
Eastern Entrepreneurship Tourism Network
Acholi Tourism Cluster
Finest traditional Dance Troupe.
Best Private Wildlife Conservation Center.
Kavumba Wildlife Education Center.
Rhino Fund Ug-Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
The Crocodile Farm. (Camp Crocs)
Most User Friendly Tourism Association
Uganda Hotel Owners Asscoiation. (Uhoa)
Association Of Uganda Tour Operators. (Auto)
Uganda Safari Guides Association. (Usaga)
Uganda Community Tourism Association. (Ucota)
Tourism Events Section
Best Food Event Of The Year.
Roast And Rhyme
Best Cultural Promotional Event.
Ekyoto-International Cultural Fair
Imbalu Cultural Festival
Fashion Event Of The Year.
Kampala Fashion Week.
Abrayanz Style And Fashion Show.
Pearl Of Africa Fashion Awards
Hot Pink Cat Walk-Malengo
Overall Best Tourism Event 2018.
Nyege Nyege Festival
Blankets And Wines.
Remarkable Digital Transporter.
Best Airline Of The Year. (Domestic)
Kampala Executive Aviation.
Best Airline Of The Year-International (Economy Class.)
South African Airways.
Best Airline Of The Year-International (Business Class.)
Accommodation And Eating Houses
Exceptional Fast Foods Restaurant.
Best Ugandan Cuisines Restaurant.
Shaka Zulu Restaurant
Best Standard Service Hotel.
Nyange Resort And Marina
Wash And Wheels-Mbale
Best Eco Safari Lodge.
Serenada Eco Resort
Malakai Eco Lodge
Heritage Safari Lodge
Park View Safari Lodge
Outstanding New Hotel Of The Year.
Skyz Hotel Naguru
Best Service And Luxury Business Hotel.
Speke Resort Munyonyo
Young Tourism Achiever.
Enid Mirembe (Rolex Festival)
Nataliey Bitature (Protea/Skyz)
Naminya Saleh (Casa Del Tourista)
Owen Bigombe (Bakiga Nation)
Tourism Ambassador Of The Year.
Elma Chapel Challa (Miss Tourism Ug’18)
Quin Abenakyo (Reigning Miss World Africa)
Oshua Kiprui Cheptegei (Olympic Gold Medalist)
Zari Hassan (Socialite,Goodwill Ambassador)
Tourism Personality Of The Year.
Hon Kiwanda Godfrey Suubi
Lifetime Tourism Achiever (To Be Announced And Unveiled On The Awards Night)