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Kiwanda nominated for Personality of the year in Ekkula Tourism Awards

Minister Kiwanda says all the negative publicity has worked in favour of Tulambule. PHOTO BY Isaac Ssejjombwe

The fourth edition of the annual Ekkula Tourism Awards will take place on March 29, 2019, at Sheraton Kampala Hotel. With just a month left to the awards, the nomination list in different categories was released in a cocktail invite-only event at Skyz Hotel in Naguru.

The Awards that were launched in 2017 are organized to recognise and appreciate tourism players in the Ugandan Tourism Industry. According to Mr Bismac Moses Amumpaire, the organiser of the Ekkula Tourism Awards, voting for the nominees will take place on the Ekkula website which is www.ekkulatourismawards.org which is open but will be closed on March 6.

Below is the list of nominees in different categories

EXCEPTIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTER

JONATHAN BENNAH

BALUKU GEOFREY

SARAH KAGINGO

AMOS WEKESA

 BEST TOURISM PHOTOGRAPHER       

MO LATIF

SEBUMMA IVAN

MATIAS MUGISHA

PETER HOGEL.

 MOST ACTIVE TOURISM CLUSTER

KIGEZI TOURISM CLUSTER

WEST NILE

EASTERN ENTREPRENEURSHIP TOURISM NETWORK

ACHOLI TOURISM CLUSTER

FINEST TRADITIONAL DANCE TROUPE.      

CRANE PERFORMERS

KIKA DANCE TOUPE

MIZIZI ENSEMBLE

ROCKIES TROUPE

BEST PRIVATE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CENTER.

REPTILE VILLAGE

KAVUMBA WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTER.

RHINO FUND UG-ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

THE CROCODILE FARM. (CAMP CROCS)

 MOST USER-FRIENDLY TOURISM ASSOCIATION

UGANDA HOTEL OWNERS ASSOCIATION. (UHOA)

ASSOCIATION OF UGANDA TOUR OPERATORS. (AUTO)

UGANDA SAFARI GUIDES ASSOCIATION. (USAGA)

UGANDA COMMUNITY TOURISM ASSCIATION. (UCOTA)

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

OVERALL BEST TOURISM EVENT 2018.

BAKIGA NATION

ROLEX FESTIVAL

NYEGE NYEGE FESTIVAL

BLANKETS AND WINES.

REMARKABLE DIGITAL TRANSPORTER.

QUICK TAXI

SAFE BODA

UBER

TAXIFY

BEST AIRLINE OF THE YEAR. (DOMESTIC)

EAGLE AIR

AEROLINK

KAMPALA EXECUTIVE AVIATION

BEST AIRLINE OF THE YEAR-INTERNATIONAL (Economy Class.)

EGYPT AIR

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

QATAR AIRWAYS

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS.

BEST AIRLINE OF THE YEAR-INTERNATIONAL (Business Class.)

BRUSSLES AIRLINES

KLM

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

EMIRATES

EXCEPTIONAL FAST FOODS RESTAURANT.

JAVA HOUSE

KFC

CHILLIES RESTAURANT

CAFÉ JAVAS

BEST UGANDAN CUISINES RESTAURANT

AFRICAN POT

SHAKA ZULU RESTAURANT

2K RESTAURANT

KEMBABAZI’S RESTAURANT

BEST STANDARD SERVICE HOTEL

NYANGE RESORT AND MARINA

WASH AND WHEELS-MBALE

BOMA HOTEL-GULU

HOTEL TRIANGLE

BEST ECO SAFARI LODGE.

SERENADA ECO RESORT

MALAKAI ECO LODGE

HERITAGE SAFARI LODGE

PARK VIEW SAFARI LODGE

OUTSTANDING NEW HOTEL OF THE YEAR.

MESTIL

HOTEL TRIANGLE

SKYZ HOTEL NAGURU

GOLDEN TULIP

BEST SERVICE AND LUXURY BUSINESS HOTEL.

IMPERIAL ROYALE

SHERATON HOTEL

SPEKE RESORT MUNYONYO

SERENA HOTEL.

YOUNG TOURISM ACHIEVER.

ENID MIREMBE (ROLEX FESTIVAL)

NATALIEY BITATURE (PROTEA/SKYZ)

NAMINYA SALEH  (CASA DEL TOURISTA)

OWEN BIGOMBE (BAKIGA NATION)

TOURISM AMBASSADOR 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

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