Lake Victoria Serena Resort, Kigo. Government is planning to either scrap or reduce taxes on hotel establishments so that they expand business. Photo by Micheal Kakumirizi
Currently, hotels in Uganda have an occupancy rate of 17 per cent. However, if taxes are scrapped, Mr Byamukama anticipates that the percentage will increase since many hotels will then invest in having better services to attract more tourists.
The UTA president, Mr Boniface Byamukama, said the development of the new products follows Uganda’s quest to be a leading tourism destination with the purpose of creating employment opportunities and increase revenue.