World-wide-web portal introduced to market regional tourism

By Isaac Ssejjombwe

The East Africa Tourism System (EATP) has announced the East Africa Spot web portal as portion of its joint regional tourism advertising and COVID-19 restoration attempts. As a result of the portal, tourists can prepare and reserve tourist offers and presents from service companies of the region’s different vacationer sights in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.

The East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP) is a regional non-public sector human body for tourism in East Africa, set up with the support of Trade Mark East Africa in 2011 just after intensive consultations with tourism stakeholders to aid active and focused engagement of the Non-public Sector in the East African Community (EAC) Regional Integration method.

The portal has a My Trip-Planner functionality that will allow holidaymakers to verify for tour deals and operators to present quotations for selected deals. Tourists can also find info on this portal, and can effortlessly utilize for the East Africa Single Tourist Visa.

Established under the stewardship of the countries’ tourism boards, the shared system was put in place to allow tourists to have entry to credible journey info on products and services to the area and also for vacation trade operators to spot their multi-nation packages marketing the East Africa area as a one vacationer destination.

Above 830 regional tour operators and travel brokers are already registered on the platform as the region joins attempts to get well from the Covid-19 pandemic. Much more vacation operators are welcome to sign up for the platform at no expense by registering via their respective place tour associations.

Talking on the system launch, the EATP Chairperson, Mr Fred Odek, explained: “The introduction of the portal will let regional stakeholders to sector to domestic, regional and international guests specifically. We are in discussions with a lot more stakeholders from the other EAC nations to be a part of the platform.”


Mr. Odek also mentioned that the platform will be enhanced to include things like an choice for travellers to supply on line testimonials for destinations frequented and an e-mastering procedure for East Africa vacation experts. Anataria Karimba, Director of Company Competitiveness at TradeMark East Africa pointed out:

“The platform will facilitate travellers from throughout the globe to accessibility details on products and solutions, experiences, and destinations in the Jap Africa region all in one particular place enhancing the availability of facts in the location and accessibility to the tourism offer chain.”

The vision of developing and endorsing a vivid and assorted one tourism destination is the driving force. The system operates closely with countrywide ministries responsible for tourism, hospitality, wildlife, transportation portfolios, the EAC Secretariat, Trade Mark East Africa, East African Enterprise Council and personal sector corporations in all the member states to market intra- and inter-regional tourism.