World Tourism Day, 27th September, is a global annual day of celebration where people world over join together to reflect on the importance and benefits that accrue from tourism. The event is promoted annually by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). In Uganda, the major celebrations will be held at Golf Course Grounds in Mbarara District (WesternUganda) under the theme, “Promoting Universal Accesibility”. The celebrations will be presided over by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic Uganda and this will give an opportunity to the people of Mbarara, Western Uganda and the country at large to showcase the various tourism attractions & activities in the region. This years event will be flaged off on 23rd September with the launch of Tulambule, Domestic tourism promotion campaign. Accessible Tourism for all is about the creation of environments that can cater for the needs of all of us, whether we are traveling or staying at home. May that be due to a disability, even temporary, families with small children, or the ageing population, at some point in our lives, sooner or later, we all benefit from universal accessibility in tourism. Which is why, we want to call upon the right for all of the world’s citizens to experience the incredible diversity of our planet and the beauty of the world we live in. On this year’s World Tourism Day help us spread the word of both the importance and immense benefits universal accessibility has and can bring to society at large. UTB will work closely with the Ministry of Tourism to spearhead the preparations of World Tourism Day in collaboration with other tourism agencies including UWA, UWEC, CAA, HTTI and the Private sector through its umbrella organization – UTA, which will also play a major role in mobilizing the different private stakeholders and the tourism fraternity to actively participate in this year’s celebrations. CONTACTS For More information please contact:

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