Patrick Salvado Idringi, a famous comedian has come out and urged the Tourism Ministry to make domestic tourism affordable.
Salvado states that it’s the only way to promote the Tulambule campaigns sensibly.
“If you want to promote domestic tourism..Make it affordable to the Wanainchi … that’s when all these promotions of Tulambule will make sense…Right now, you are promoting the beauty of Uganda which so many of us have seen but haven’t experienced coz of the costs involved”. Salvado noted all this on his social media platforms.
“I remember on my brother Tsabo’s wedding in Zanzibar… we each paid $720 for 3 nights in a 5Star hotel full board (food and drinks) plus the return flight…a night at Paara or Chobe is about $200 on a good day for bed and breakfast and from Dave’s testimony below..food per day will cost you about $45 so you are spending $245 per night which is way on a high” Salvado wrote.
The comedian also revealed that if the prices were reduced they would make socialite Zari Hassan’s work easy.
“If only they tackled the costs of experiencing Uganda’s beauty…why would I spend over $700 yet I can get even a much more experience in a different country for less. This isn’t me being negative, this is me being realistic”.