UTB Urges Tour Guides on Integrity

Steven Asiimwe the Uganda Tourism Board boss has advised the tour guides to be honest and disciplined at work in the effort to developed Uganda’s tourism industry considerably faster.

He included that Tourism is very vital and is one of the sectors that is developing rapidly, which he stated, will require tour guides to be well equipped by concentrating particularly on enhancing their conduct, hygiene, welfare and above all to stay well informed.

“Our aim is to guarantee that whoever handles visitors is professional enough and well prepared, in order to not lose the sense of the main purposes which is to ensure that visitors get the best stay,” said the UWA Boss.

“Tour guides ought to be of a good standard; to avoid gambling in the tourism industry. That is the reason we will keep supporting such training that furnishes our people with the best skills,” he added.

70 individuals were trained, of which 65 were Ugandans while 5 were from Rwanda. 15 of them were from the Tourism Police.

They were trained on how to handle tourists, discipline, wildlife identification, integrity, transparency and responsibility, client care, roles of a tour guide, cultural diversity, and state of mind.

The Uganda Safari Guides Association was established 20 years back thus far has 600 members.