The Uganda Tourism Awards was held yesterday at the Kampala Serena Hotel during Uganda’s second annual Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo.
The Guest of Honour Hon. Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, assured the tourism industry that the Ugandan government was more than ready to invest in the sector, which, while making great progress in previous years, has been poorly facilitated and currently overtaxed.
The overall winners were
The best digital media were Charlotte Beauvoisin as best Ugandan travel blogger for her publication ‘Diary of a Muzungu’,
The best print media award went to Uganda’s leading newspaper, the New Vision
In the airline category local favourite Brussels Airlines took the honours,
Red Chilli, a budget accommodation provider in Kampala and at the Paraa Ferry crossing, took the trophy home for Best Budget Hotel.
In the mid range was it the Bunyonyi Overland Resort
the best luxury lodge was Chobe Safari Lodge in Murchisons Falls National Park.
Congratulations to all the winners in the various categories, those not named here for lack of space included.