The East African Community (EAC) popularized the use of a tourist visa card at the ITB Berlin tourism festival in Germany on Thursday.
The festival was attended by East African leaders and Ugandan officials in the tourism industry as they joined efforts to popularize the use of the single visa, and joint destination marketing.
Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda launched the single tourist visa at festival as they attracted global tourists in order to increase revenue in the countries.
EAC launching the tourist visa card at the ITB tourism festival
EAC launching the tourist visa card at the ITB Berlin tourism festival
Speaking at the festival, the State Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon Agnes Akiror said the visa card is, “more cost effective in terms of money, time and experience”.
Stephen Asiimwe, the Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), Stephen Asiimwe also said the Joint marketing initiatives will enable people maximize their stay in the countries.