Archive for May 16th, 2017

Sheraton Kampala Golf Challenge set for this weekend

KAMPALA’S SHERATON HOTEL SPONSORS MAJOR GOLF EVENT

(Posted 16th May 2017)

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Sheraton Kampala Hotel is returning to the Uganda’s golfing scene with the Sheraton Golf Challenge, organized together with partners happening this weekend on Saturday 20th May 2017.

DStv, Pepsi Cola and Nile Breweries are joining Sheraton in their traditional Golf tournament which will take place in the Sheraton Gardens in the format of a ‘fun’ amateur golf tournament. This year’s theme is celebrating the heritage of Uganda as Sheraton Kampala Hotel formally known as Apollo Hotel celebrates its Golden Jubilee.

Sheraton is very passionate about sports as we have done in the past. We have participated in very many sports events; hosted guests form some of the most sought after sports events like the recently concluded IAAF World Cross Country Championships and partnered with Uganda Golf Union to sponsor various corporate and professional competitions. This mini golf tournament is to enable us break from our hectic schedule and have fun as we play golf with our associates and partners. This year we have brought on board three major partners and that is Nile Breweries, DSTV and Pepsi. We believe this partnership will be very fruitful and we also hope to work more together even on other projects‘ explained the General Manager of Sheraton Kampala Hotel Mr. Jean Philippe Bittencourt .

On Saturday, the tournament will start with players being treated to a light breakfast to get them ‘powered up‘ for the day’s activities then followed with a tee off from 7.30am. There will also be a ‘Club House‘ available with all day snacks and beverages courtesy of Sheraton, Nile Breweries and Pepsi.

The tournament will be crowned with a prize giving ceremony at the Lion Center Terrace in the evening where the best female and best male golfers will be rewarded with prizes from categories with prizes from our partners as Michael Kitanda serenades the evening with soft jazz ballads.

We thank all our partners for hearing our calls to support this event and responding in kind with their various contributions‘ concluded Mr. Bittencourt.

The hotel also thanked some of the Pro’s that have been working with them behind the scenes to get the course in the Sheraton Gardens ready in time despite the rains, especially Sadi & Dr. Okullo.

MTN Bushfire Festival Rocks Swaziland once again

Swaziland Tourism Announces Next Bushfire Festival

MTN Bushfire Festival Rocks Swaziland once again

Every year, more than 20 000 people gather together to experience what has been called one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see”. MTN BUSHFIRE is Swaziland’s internationally acclaimed music & arts festival that celebrates creative expression whilst promoting social responsibility, stimulating the economy and drawing talent and tourists from across Africa and around the world.

The 3-day event is renowned for its eclectic and multi- dimensional programming rooted in the world of music including a compelling line-up of theatre, poetry, dance, art exhibits & installations, story-telling, puppetry, film, and themed workshops. A vibrant handcraft market, family-friendly performances & KidZone as well as the recently introduced interactive art and dialogue space, The Barn, all combine to create a magical experience for all!

Taking place from 26th to the 28th of May at the House-on-Fire, in Malkerns Valley, Swaziland is the place to be for this not-to-be missed event!

For more information on the festival, and where to buy tickets, visit http://www.bush-fire.com or https://www.facebook.com/MTNBUSHFIRE

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Visitor arrivals to Seychelles up by 21 percent over 2016

SEYCHELLES ON THE WAY FOR NEW ARRIVAL RECORD IN 2017

(Posted 16th May 2017)

Arrivals to the Seychelles, as of the end of last week, have in comparison with last year risen from 106.623 visitors (by air and cruises) to 128.827, a rise of 21 percent.
Leading tourist source countries remain France and Germany, joined by the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Britain and Russia.
The massive increase comes on the back of additional flights to Mahe, the archipelago’s main island and home to the international airport, after Qatar Airways launched daily flights late last year. Also flying to Mahe now is Turkish Airlines while Austrian is due to commence flights later this year.
National airline Air Seychelles has also increased frequencies to key destinations and launched flights to the German city of Duesseldorf to make vacationing on the islands easier for German travelers.
Meanwhile is the Seychelles’ tourism private sector still in shock over their government’s withdrawal of the endorsement for Alain St. Ange to run for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO and it is understood that legal action may be brought to compel the government to compensate St. Ange.
St. Ange, and his winning team at the Seychelles Tourism Board and later at the Ministry for Tourism and Culture are widely credited as having initiated the boom for Seychelles’ tourism industry while at the same time empowering locals to take a greater stake in the sector.

For more information on Destination Seychelles click on www.seychelles.travel

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