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COVID-19 CRISIS: Ruparelia Foundation Donates Shs10m Towards Saving Chimpanzees

The Ruparelia Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ruparelia Group of Companies today donated Shs10m to Chimpanzee Trust to help save the starving animals during COVID-19 lockdown. The Cheque was handed over to Chimpanzee Trust management by Ruparelia Foundation Executive Valentina Ajay. The Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust Executive

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INTERVIEW: Hotel Owners Boss Says Hospitality Industry To Lose Shs6Trn This Year As 400k Staff Sent On Leave

The Executive Director of Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA), Jean Byamugisha has revealed how COVID-19 has hit hard Uganda’s hospitality industry.  She says hotels in Uganda have so far furloughed over 400,000 staff. A furlough is a temporary leave of employees due to special needs of a company or employer,

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COVID-19 Response: 96% Of Global Destinations Impose Travel Restrictions- Report

The scale of disruption caused by COVID-19 to global tourism is shown in a comprehensive new report on travel restrictions from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The landmark report, published at a time of unprecedented disruption for the sector, shows that almost all global destinations have imposed restrictions on travel

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International Tourism Arrivals Could Fall By 20-30% In 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released its updated assessment of the likely impact of the COVID-19 on international tourism. Taking into account the unparalleled introduction of travel restrictions across the world, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism expects that international tourist arrivals will be down by 20% to

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Opportunity For Innovators To Develop New Solutions To Accelerate Tourism Recovery

In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new solutions to help the tourism sector recover from COVID-19. With millions of jobs at risk as the pandemic hits tourism

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Ugandan Elected Vice President Of Global Wildlife Conservation Body

Dr. Barirega Akankwasah (pictured), Ag Commissioner Wildlife Conservation at Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities has been elected Vice President of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species of wild animals (CMS). As Vice President, Akankwasah will deputise the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change of India.

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