Sarah Kagingo nominated for tourism award

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Sarah Kagingo

Sarah Kagingo, the founder of SoftPower Communications, has been nominated for annual Ekkula tourism awards.

Kagingo is up against Amos Wekesa, Jonathan Bennah and Geofrey Baluku in the exceptional social media promoter category.

Kagingo is one of those Ugandans who have been actively promoting tourism through on their social media platforms.

Also nominated is State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda in the tourism personality of the year category.

Ekkula awards meant to appreciate players in the tourism industry.

In the 2019 Ekkula awards, Minister Kiwanda has been nominated in the tourism personality of the year category.

This year’s edition of the Ekkula Tourism awards will run under the theme, “sharing our cultural diversity through the digital transformation for bigger tourism numbers.”

Kagingo

Voting ends on March 27 via the official Ekkula website www.ekkulatourismawards.org. The awards ceremony will be held at Sheraton hotel on March 29.H

EKKULA TOURISM AWARDS 2019 OFFICIAL NOMINEES.

PROMOTERS SECTION

  1. EXCEPTIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTER.
  2. JONATHAN BENNAH
  3. BALUKU GEOFREY
  4. SARAH KAGINGO
  5. AMOS WEKESA

                      2. BEST TOURISM PHOTOGRAPHER                                                        

     3. MOST ACTIVE TOURISM CLUSTER.

  • KIGEZI TOURISM CLUSTER
  • WESTNILE
  • EASTERN ENTREPRENURSHIP TOURISM NETWORK
  • ACHOLI TOURISM CLUSTER

                     4. FINEST TRADITIONAL DANCE TROUPE.      

·         CRANE PERFORMERS

·         KIKA DANCE TOUPE

  • MIZIZI ENSEMBLE

ROCKIES TROUPE

    5. BEST PRIVATE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CENTER.

  • REPTILE VILLAGE
  • KAVUMBA WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTER.
  • RHINO FUND UG-ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY
  • THE CROCODILE FARM. (CAMP CROCS)

                   6. MOST USER FRIENDLY TOURISM ASSOCIATION

  • UGANDA HOTEL OWNERS ASSCOIATION. (UHOA)
  • ASSOCIATION OF UGANDA TOUR OPERATORS. (AUTO)
  • UGANDA SAFARI GUIDES ASSOCIATION. (USAGA)
    • UGANDA COMMUNITY TOURISM ASSCIATION. (UCOTA)

TOURISM EVENTS SECTION

                         7. BEST FOOD EVENT OF THE YEAR.

  • ROAST AND RHYME
  • FISH FESTIVAL
  • ROLEX FESTIVAL
  • MUCHOMO FESTIVAL
  • BEST CULTURAL PROMOTIONAL EVENT.
  • EKYOTO-INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FAIR
  • BAKIGA NATION
  • ACHOLI FESTIVAL
  • IMBALU CULTURAL FESTIVAL
  • FASHION EVENT OF THE YEAR.      
  • KAMPALA FASHION WEEK.
  • ABRAYANZ STYLE AND FASHION SHOW.
  • PEARL OF AFRICA FASHION AWARDS
  • HOT PINK  CAT WALK-MALENGO
  1. OVERALL BEST TOURISM EVENT 2018.
  2. BAKIGA NATION
  3. ROLEX FESTIVAL
  4. NYEGE NYEGE FESTIVAL
  5. BLANKETS AND WINES.

TRANSPORTERS SECTION

  1. REMARKABLE DIGITAL TRANSPORTER.
  2. QUICK TAXI
  3. SAFE BODA
  4. UBER
  5. TAXIFY
  1. BEST AIRLINE OF THE YEAR. (DOMESTIC)
  2. EAGLE AIR
  3. AEROLINK
  4. KAMPALA EXECUTIVE AVIATION.
  1. BEST AIRLINE OF THE YEAR-INTERNATIONAL (Economy Class.)
  2. EGYPT AIR
  3. ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES
  4. QATAR AIRWAYS
  5. SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS.  
  1. BEST AIRLINE OF THE YEAR-INTERNATIONAL (Business Class.)
  2. BRUSSLES AIRLINES
  3. KLM
  4. ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES
  5. EMIRATES

ACCOMODATION AND EATING HOUSES

  1. EXCEPTIONAL FAST FOODS RESTAURANT.
  2. JAVA HOUSE
  3. KFC
  4. CHILLIES RESTAURANT
  5. CAFÉ JAVAS
  1. BEST UGANDAN CUISINES RESTAURANT.
  2. AFRICAN POT
  3. SHAKA ZULU RESTAURANT
  4. 2K RESTAURANT
  5. KEMBABAZI’S RESTAURANT
  1. BEST STANDARD SERVICE HOTEL.
  2. NYANGE RESORT AND MARINA
  3. WASH AND WHEELS-MBALE
  4. BOMA HOTEL-GULU
  5. HOTEL TRIANGLE
  1. BEST ECO SAFARI LODGE.
  2. SERENADA ECO RESORT
  3. MALAKAI ECO LODGE
  4. HERITAGE SAFARI LODGE
  5. PARK VIEW SAFARI LODGE
  1. OUTSTANDING NEW HOTEL OF THE YEAR.
  2. MESTIL
  3. HOTEL TRIANGLE
  4. SKYZ HOTEL NAGURU
  5. GOLDEN TULIP
  • BEST SERVICE AND LUXURY BUSINESS HOTEL.
  • IMPERIAL ROYALE
  • SHERATON HOTEL
  • SPEKE RESORT MUNYONYO
  • SERENA HOTEL.

EXCEPTIONAL PERSONALITIES

  • YOUNG TOURISM ACHIEVER.
  • ENID MIREMBE (ROLEX FESTIVAL)
  • NATALIEY BITATURE (PROTEA/SKYZ)
  • NAMINYA SALEH  (CASA DEL TOURISTA)
  • OWEN BIGOMBE (BAKIGA NATION)
  • TOURISM AMBASSODOR OF THE YEAR.
  • ELMA CHAPEL CHALLA(MISS TOURISM UG’18)
  • QUIN ABENAKYO (REIGNING MISS WORLD AFRICA)
  • JOSHUA KIPRUI CHEPTEGEI (OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST)
  • ZARI HASSAN (SOCIALITE,GOODWILL AMBASSADOR)
  • TOURISM PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR.
  • AMOS WEKESA
  • HON KIWANDA GODFREY SUUBI
  • BARBRA ADOSO
  • MARIA BARYOMUJURA
  • LIFETIME TOURISM ACHIEVER.

             (TO BE ANNOUNCED AND UNVEILED ON THE AWARDS NIGHT)

VOTING STARTS ON 6TH MARCH AND ENDS ON 27TH March 3, 2019.

On the official website   www.ekkulatourismawards.org

AWARDS NIGHT GALA WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 29TH March 2019. AT SHERATON HOTEL.

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