Hon.  Ephraim Kamuntu, Uganda’s Minister of Tourism led a team from Uganda to participate in the Africa’s Travel Indaba, 2019 in South Africa-Durban. 

This included teams from ; UTB; UWA and were joined by Uganda High Commission Officials - led  by H.E Amb. Barbara Nekesa (High Commissioner), accompanied by Mr. Julius J. Kivuna (in charge: Economic Commercial Diplomacy) and Mr. Boikanyo Matshego (Trade Assistant).

There were at least 10 exhibiting companies including Abacus African Vacations; Asyanut Safari Incentives; Bantu Africa Travel; Gecko Safaris; Parkview Safaris; Speke Uganda Holidays; Uganda Safari Chapter, among others.

Uganda imaginatively captured organisers as the most creative of stands at the premium expo that brings together international hosted buyers, media and business personnel.

"Uganda has been recognized and given an award in the very competitive Indaba Travel show. This has come as a result of harmonized and sustained effort from the Ugandan team to promote and market Uganda as a preferred tourist destination. Uganda has a lot to offer on the international market. It is ranked by international platforms, from CNN, BBC, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides or National Geographic," explains Hon. Professor Ephraim Kamuntu, Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities.

It is the third time the Pearl of Africa is winning the gold award, having won it in 2015 and 2016 respectively.