The Uganda Tourism Board has announced it will tomorrow join the rest of the world to celebrate the annual World Tourism day with an animal exhibition.
igraveIts purpose is to foster awareness among communities on the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic impact,icirc a statement from the board said. UTB is the government’s tourism marketing and promotions agency and, as part of its mandate, it aggressively promotes domestic tourism across the country.
In Uganda, World Tourism day celebrations are rotated on an annual basis across the regions of the country, to encourage equitable participation and visibility. This year’s celebrations will be held in the eastern region at Mbale stadium, under the theme: “Tourism and Community Development.”
Throughout this week, there have been several events in Mbale town and the stadium, including exhibitions depicting the region’s culture, natural and historical attractions, heritage, dance, drama and music, leading to the climax tomorrow. The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre will showcase some of its animals such as lions, leopards, ostriches, peacocks, monkeys, bushbucks, pythons and crocodiles.
A hot air balloon, manned by Balloon Tours Limited, a local company, started flights over Mbale area yesterday through to Sunday this week.
Source : The Observer