World Tourism

World Tourism Day 2023 Celebrations in Uganda.

Why celebrate World Tourism Day in Uganda?

World Tourism Day, also known as International Tourism Day, is an annual event established by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 1980 to raise awareness about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, economic, and environmental impact.

The purpose of World Tourism Day is to promote tourism as a means of fostering cultural understanding, economic development, and international cooperation. Various activities and events are organized on World Tourism Day by governments, tourism organizations, and businesses around the world. These activities can include conferences, workshops, seminars, cultural performances, exhibitions, and more. The day serves as an opportunity to highlight the significance of tourism in generating income, creating jobs, and supporting local communities, as well as encouraging responsible and sustainable tourism practices.

The World Tourism Day celebrations this year will be held in Hoima city in Uganda under the theme Tourism and Green Investments, a place that boasts a rich culture and is undoubtedly a cradle of the history of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom. Apart from the infrastructure tourism that is booming in the Bunyoro region, thanks to the Oil discovery and subsequent development ventures around the same.

Tourists can learn about the intriguing histories of Bunyoro by visiting sites like; Mparo Royal Tombs, a burial site of Omukama Kabalega who reigned in the late 19th century, and several other kingdom royals.

The event programme is to kickoff on the 14th September 2023 with the tertiary student engagements organized by the Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities.

There is definitely so much to explore in Bunyoro including the 12-Stair White Monument outside the Mparo Tomb Yard, a milestone of the day Sir Emin Pasha and Omukama Kabalega met, and the days spent trying to convince the latter to accept the British Colonial rule, which he refused.

In conclusion

As the world continues to recover from the challenges of the past, Uganda’s shining moment in 2023 serves as a beacon of hope for the future of global tourism, emphasizing the importance of responsible and community-centered travel experiences. Uganda has truly proven that it is a world-class destination, ready to welcome travelers with open arms and boundless hospitality.

4 thoughts on “World Tourism Day 2023 Celebrations in Uganda.”

  1. NTUMA ROBERT September 11, 2023

    Bunyoro its a perfect place for this years celebrations due to its cultural history and the road to INDEPEDANCE the kingdom played.

  2. Kapimpina Moris September 11, 2023

    I love the themes that UNWTO tend to organize for the International Tourism Days.”Tourism and Green Investment for 2023″.

    They really promote the sector depending on the 3 pillars of Sustainable Tourism for inclusive economic growth.

    Thanks Canine Safaris Ltd for such an interesting article/blog.

    • Thank you for the appreciation Moris. There is more to discover on our blog section, hope you find it of use.

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World Tourism

World Tourism Day 2023 Celebrations in Uganda.

Why celebrate World Tourism Day in Uganda?

World Tourism Day, also known as International Tourism Day, is an annual event established by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 1980 to raise awareness about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, economic, and environmental impact.

The purpose of World Tourism Day is to promote tourism as a means of fostering cultural understanding, economic development, and international cooperation. Various activities and events are organized on World Tourism Day by governments, tourism organizations, and businesses around the world. These activities can include conferences, workshops, seminars, cultural performances, exhibitions, and more. The day serves as an opportunity to highlight the significance of tourism in generating income, creating jobs, and supporting local communities, as well as encouraging responsible and sustainable tourism practices.

The World Tourism Day celebrations this year will be held in Hoima city in Uganda under the theme Tourism and Green Investments, a place that boasts a rich culture and is undoubtedly a cradle of the history of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom. Apart from the infrastructure tourism that is booming in the Bunyoro region, thanks to the Oil discovery and subsequent development ventures around the same.

Tourists can learn about the intriguing histories of Bunyoro by visiting sites like; Mparo Royal Tombs, a burial site of Omukama Kabalega who reigned in the late 19th century, and several other kingdom royals.

The event programme is to kickoff on the 14th September 2023 with the tertiary student engagements organized by the Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities.

There is definitely so much to explore in Bunyoro including the 12-Stair White Monument outside the Mparo Tomb Yard, a milestone of the day Sir Emin Pasha and Omukama Kabalega met, and the days spent trying to convince the latter to accept the British Colonial rule, which he refused.

In conclusion

As the world continues to recover from the challenges of the past, Uganda’s shining moment in 2023 serves as a beacon of hope for the future of global tourism, emphasizing the importance of responsible and community-centered travel experiences. Uganda has truly proven that it is a world-class destination, ready to welcome travelers with open arms and boundless hospitality.

4 thoughts on “World Tourism Day 2023 Celebrations in Uganda.”

  1. NTUMA ROBERT September 11, 2023

    Bunyoro its a perfect place for this years celebrations due to its cultural history and the road to INDEPEDANCE the kingdom played.

  2. Kapimpina Moris September 11, 2023

    I love the themes that UNWTO tend to organize for the International Tourism Days.”Tourism and Green Investment for 2023″.

    They really promote the sector depending on the 3 pillars of Sustainable Tourism for inclusive economic growth.

    Thanks Canine Safaris Ltd for such an interesting article/blog.

    • Thank you for the appreciation Moris. There is more to discover on our blog section, hope you find it of use.

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