The Pearl
of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) opened its event on a high this year. The event
is happening at the Speke Resort in Kampala. POATE certainly set its standards
high this year with their grand day one. POATE is a three-day event that promotes
Uganda to the world through buyers and selected media within Africa and
Internationally that are within the tourism and travel industry. This year is
the 5th year the event has been running and every year they strive
to bring in something different and more buyers.

The programme
kicked off with some spectacular crane dance performances from the Kampala’s talented
youths called the Crane Performers. The performances were to showcase their culture
and heritage through their performances and costumes.

The opening
ceremony proceeded with Rt. Hon. Gen (Rtd.) Moses Ali the First Deputy Prime
Minister and Deputy Leader of Government Business in Parliament and various
speakers welcoming and addressing the theme of this year’s event which is
promoting Intra Africa Travel for Leisure and business.  

The opening ceremony concluded with a ribbon-cutting and the day officially started.

Day one
included business to business (B2B) meeting and two seminars which tackled the
following topics;

  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Sustainable tour operations and accommodation

Day one ended with a night around Kampala where the hosted media and buyers were taken around the city in a Kampala sight bus. The evening included a tour of Kampala on the bus and there were drinks and food served on the bus.

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Source: Nomad Africa Magazine