UGANDA’S PEARL OF AFRICA TOURISM EXPO GETS UNDERWAY WITH FAMILIARISATION TOURS
(Posted 02nd February 2017)
Hosted buyers and international travel media are starting to arrive this week in Uganda ahead of the third edition of the annual ‘Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo‘ due to be staged at the Sheraton Kampala Grounds between the 17th and 19th of this month.
Special arrangements are being made by staff of the Uganda Tourism Board to welcome their guests at the Entebbe International Airport on arrival before transferring them to nearby hotels within the municipality.
On the evening of the 06th of February will UTB then host a cocktail function at the Best Western Premier Hotel before the following morning those signed up for fam trips across the country will depart to the various national parks. Three different routings have been designed by UTB to showcase Uganda’s best known and most popular national parks, before all hosted buyers and travel media personnel then together explore Jinja, East Africa’s adventure capital. There will a wide range of activities await the guests, from white water rafting to bungee jumping, from horse riding to quad biking and more.
Earlier today did UTB make available the detailed programme for the event and also confirmed that the venue has been moved from the Kololo Independence Grounds to the Sheraton Kampala Hotel.
Events Schedule POATE 2017
|Hosted Buyers/media Arrival||4, 5 & 6 February||–||Protea Entebbe, Best Western Premier & Lake Heights hotels|
|Hosted Buyers/Media welcome cocktail||6 February||7:30 PM||Best Western Premier Hotel|
|FAM trips: 1 & 2||7 – 12 February||–||Uganda’s National Parks|
|Fun day activities by the R.Nile||13- 15 February||–||Jinja|
|Site Inspection + Cultural night||15 – 16 February||–||Kampala hotels/Ndere cultural Centre|
|POATE 2017 Business Days||17 – 19 February||09:00 – 1700hrs||Sheraton Kampala Hotel|
|POATE Press Engagement+ launch of East African Tourism Portal||17 February||09:00 – 11:00hrs||Sheraton Hotel: Victoria Ball Room|
|Tourism is Everybody’s business Workshop||17 February||14:00 – 16:00hrs||Sheraton Hotel: Victoria Ball Room|
|Official Opening POATE 2017||17 February||18:00 – 22:00hrs||Sheraton Hotel: Victoria Ball Room|
|Ministers Roundtable meeting||18 February||10:00 – 12:00hrs||Sheraton Hotel: Meeting Room 1 (Forest Room)|
|Tourism & MICE||18 February||10:00 – 12:00hrs||Sheraton Hotel: Victoria Ball Room|
|L. Victoria Sun downer Cruise||18 February||17:00 – 21:00hrs||L. Victoria|
|Best Stand and Tweet Warrior Awards ceremony||19 February||15:00 – 16:00hrs||Sheraton Hotel: POATE grounds|
|Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards Dinner & Performances||19 February||18:00 – 22:00hrs||Sheraton Hotel: Victoria Ball Room|
Guests are warmly welcomed to Uganda for the duration of their stay and it is hoped they will all enjoy their time in the country and become tourism ambassadors for the Pearl of Africa.