Hotel sector suffers losses amid coronavirus pandemic

Feel pinch. The chairperson Uganda Hotel Owners Association, Ms Suzan Muhwezi (left), speaks to some of the hotel and safari tour owners in Kampala yesterday. Photo by Abubaker Lubowa

What you need to know:

  • In the financial year 2018/2019, tourist arrivals grew by 7.4 per cent from 1,402 million in 2017 to 1,505 million, according to figures from Uganda Tourism Board.

Hotel occupancy in the country has slumped drastically following the global coronavirus pandemic.

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