The Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) is Uganda’s leading tourism trade association, representing the interests of the country’s leading and experienced professional tour operators. Members offer a range of services, which can be broadly divided into the following categories Special interest safaris Air safaris Incentive travel group safaris Custom safaris for individual travelers Camping safaris (luxury & budget). READ MORE


The Uganda Hotel Owners’ Association (UHOA) is a trade and lobbying organization that includes almost all of the nation’s hotels, lodges and camps among its members. UHOA sets high standards for its members and those includes within  this publication can all be recommended by our Association, from Kampala’s finest five- star property to a more modest guesthouse far away from the capital. READ MORE


The Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA) was formed in 2000 by tour guides and specialists of tourism sub-activities such as birding, butterflies, reptiles, and cultural tourism, to provide a platform to increase their visibility and recognition as key actors in the tourism industry. USAGA was formally registered as a company limited by guarantee on 14th May 2004, and has since grown in membership and is recognized as the umbrella association of all tour guides and associated clubs in Uganda. USAGA’s organizational structure is governed by the General Assembly whose authority is delegated to the Executive Committee and operationalized through a secretariat based in Kampala. READ MORE


The National Arts and Cultural Crafts Association of Uganda (NACCAU)was established in 2003 to promote, preserve and transform Uganda’s tourism and traditional culture through partnering with producers of and dealers in visual arts and crafts. NACCAU buys products from member producers and sells them domestically and internationally at their National Arts and Crafts Village located next to National Theatre on plot 4/6 Dewinton. By so doing, the association advertises and promotes Uganda’s rich cultural heritage while at the same time alleviating poverty among its members and other stakeholders among whom are disadvantaged people. READ MORE


Uganda Community Tourism Association (UCOTA) is the official umbrella body that brings together and advocates for the interests of community tourism groups in Uganda to ensure that the local tourist host communities benefit from tourism. Since its inception, UCOTA’s functions and scope of operations have grown tremendously across the country. To date, the association comprises over 70 member groups country wide, representing 2,121 individuals of whom 63% are women. READ MORE


The Uganda Association Of Travel Agents (TUGATA) was registered in May 1999 with 5 founder members. Today we are over 100 registered members of the Association, which is a reflection of how mature the Travel Industry has grown. The Association further established a Secretariat in 2006 to better coordinate its activities. Today, TUGATA has a fully-fledged Secretariat manned by permanent staff. READ MORE


The Association of Uganda Women in Tourism Trade (AUWOTT) was formed to empower and bring women in the tourism and hospitality sector together. Empowerment is defined as a critical aspect of gender equality implies a society in which women and men enjoy the same opportunities, outcomes, rights and obligations in all spheres of life. A critical aspect of promoting gender equality in the empowerment of women, with a focus on identifying and redressing power imbalances and giving women more autonomy to manage their own lives. READ MORE