Uganda welcomes 250 Israelites to the Pearl of Africa

A chartered plane from Israel under El Al airlines, jets into Entebbe this afternoon (13th February) with 250 tourists. /AT Photo
By :
Geoffrey Baluku

Kampala, Uganda: Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) today welcomed 250 tourists mainly from the Israeli largest firm Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal. The tourists came aboard a direct flight from Israel to Uganda, the EL AL flight. They will be touring the country till Saturday.

Tali Yativ, the team leader of the Israelites tourists says she is excited to be in Uganda. “I love the people of Uganda and the nature Uganda has.” She said.

Mr Stephen Asiimwe, Uganda Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer at Old Entebbe Airport

They toured the 1976 building at the Airport that was under siege during Amin’s government.

Mr. Stephen Assimwe, the UTB CEO said that this is very good for the tourism industry.

“This is a visit that will attract more people from Israel and also the rest of the world,” he said.

They will be touring and visiting the national parks, visit the Jewish community in Mbale, the source of the Nile and other cultural places across the country.

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UTB board has been doing a lot of promotions on tourism outside Uganda.

This has been as a result of the meetings held between Hon Ephraim Kamuntu and the Israel Ministry of Tourism

The minister of Tourism Prof Ephraim Kamuntu is currently leading a contingent from UTB that includes some private sector players in Tel Aviv, Israel where they are participating in the (ITTM) International Mediterranean Tourism Market, Tel Aviv-Yafo.

Israel has a population of about 8.712 million people and a GDP of $400 billion and per capita income of about $40,270.25.

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