Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo attracts many
The Pearl of Africa Tourism expo (POATE) attracts many. POATE is organized by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) scheduled for February 17th to 19th 2017 at Sheraton Gardens. The purpose of the expo is to market Uganda as a tourism destination in the region. Uganda is a landlocked country endowed with beautiful attractions like the snow capped mountains, impenetrable forests, fresh water lakes, rivers, various wildlife attractions like mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. The unique hospitable cultures of its people. Uganda is Kenya’s top market in the region.
The expo has attracted 65 host buyers and international media who are already on a week long familiarization trip to some of the national parks like Bwindi impenetrable, Murchison falls, Kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth, Semuliki national park and Kidepo valley national park.
POATE is a continental event that offers a unique opportunity for tourism business operators to meet new clients and network. About 65 hosted buyer and media, most the hosted buyers are from US, UK, and Germany. The tourism expo in Uganda has greatly improved with various exposures from the magical Kenya tourism expo.
The launch of the East Africa Tourism portal to promote tourism among member states. According to CEO Uganda Tourism Board Stephen Asiimwe. The President of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) confirmed his presence at the expo.
Tourism Excellence Awards will climax the expo, hard work and success in the tourism industry will be recognized.