AUTO PRO Jonathan Ahabyona receives AUTO's award at the Ekkula Tourism Awards event

Hotel Africana, Kampala

On the evening of 10th February 2017 several persons and institutions in Uganda’s tourism industry met at Hotel Africana to celebrate the Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards, an annual event held to recognize institutions and individuals who have exhibited excellent performance in the tourism industry.

AUTO, the Association of Uganda Tour Operators was among the nominees for the award of “Most User Friendly Tourism Association” in Uganda alongside other private sector associations; UHOA (Uganda Hotel Owners Association), TUGATA (The Uganda Association of Travel Agents), USAGA (Uganda Safari Guides Association) and UCOTA (Uganda Community Tourism Association).

We are glad to have won this award, and thank all AUTO members, partners, and friends of AUTO for the continued support.

We continue to stand for professionalism as a key component of our values, while we carry on service in the interest of members through advocacy and lobbying on sector issues, train and uphold professional and ethical standards for sustainable tourism development in an effort towards becoming a leading and valued association of tour operators in Africa.