Uganda was ranked number 12 on the list for “1,000 places to see before you die” by acclaimed and best seller travel writer Patricia Schultz at the just concluded New York Times Travel Show in New York, USA, making it to the August calendar.
UTB outgoing CEO, Mr. Stephen Asiimwe said, “That is a breakthrough. Out of the 1,000 Uganda made it the top 12 in the calendar. We are steadily positioning Uganda as a preferred tourist destination in Africa and soon we will have a bigger share of international tourists visiting Africa.”
The article highlighted Uganda as a primate destination; boasting of over 54% of the world’s remaining gorillas.
Patricia Schultz is a veteran travel journalist with over 30 years of experience, she has written for guides such as Frommer’s and Berlitz and periodicals including the Wall Street Journal and Travel Weekly, where she is a contributing editor. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Her home base is New York City, but it’s rare to find her there.