Uganda prepares for the World Tourism Day fete on the Ssese Islands


(Posted 13th September 2017)

World Tourism Day, commemorated every year on the 27th of September, is a global annual day of celebration where people the world over join together to reflect on the importance and benefits that stem from tourism.

In Uganda, the major celebrations this year will be held in Ssese Islands (Buggala) under the theme, “Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development”, with a week-long list of activities from 22nd to the 27th September, giving an opportunity to the people of Ssese, the greater Masaka area and the country at large to showcase the various tourism attractions & activities across these group of Lake Victoria islands.

This year’s event will be flagged off with Tulambule – Ssese Islands, a domestic tourism promotion campaign aimed at encouraging Ugandans to tour places around Uganda in order to become Uganda’s tourism ambassadors themselves.

The Uganda Tourism Board ( will work closely with the Ministry of Tourism to spearhead the preparations of World Tourism Day in collaboration with other tourism agencies including the Uganda Wildlife Authority (, the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre and the national Hotel and Tourism Training Institute among others. The private sector through its umbrella organization Uganda Tourism Association, will also play a major role in mobilizing the different private stakeholders and the tourism fraternity to actively participate in this year’s celebrations.


Find the draft programme for World Tourism Day celebrations from 17th – 27th September 2017 shown below:

More information about the venue can be found via:


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