AUTO to Hold Public Forum as Part of its 20th Anniversary Celebrations

AUTO the Association of Uganda Tour Operators will be celebrating its 20th anniversary and these celebrations which were launched on World Tourism Day will include a number of activities that will lead up to December’s end-of-2015 grand celebrations. This year’s theme is AUTO@20.

Brian Mugume who is the chairman Steering Committee said that there will be other activities included in the event to make the celebration more appealing to people and these will include activities like participation in radio and television talk shows, getting involved in school outreach programs, carrying out familiarization trips to different tourism sites, carrying out career guidance to different tourism students and Wildlife Clubs in universities and schools. There will be tree planting & environmental awareness campaigns. Mugume added that students will be given the opportunity through quiz to win familiarization trips to different National parks or any other attraction site during the outreach programs.

27/October/2015, there will a public forum at Fair Way hotel during which they will discuss the 2015 World Tourism Day Theme: “One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities” so said AUTO’s Chairperson Babara Adoso Van Helleputte. They will discuss the achievements, the different challenges and the opportunities available to the industry. People from the private sector and some government officials are expected to be part of this forum to talk about (safaris in Uganda) tourism industry.

There will be a Grand Dinner at Speke Resort Munyonyo at the end of the year to crown the celebration. Members from different airlines, hoteliers, lodges owners and other dignitaries will attend.