| September 2, 2015

AUTO (Association of Uganda Tour Operators) to start selling Gorilla Permits

AUTO (Association of Uganda Tour Operators) to start selling Gorilla Permits

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has outsourced the offering of gorilla tracking licenses to the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) in a move intended to expand deals. Hence increase sale

Talking at the dispatch of the organization a week ago, UWA executive director Andrew Seguya said the move will empower UWA focus on its preservation command to guarantee that the gorillas are accessible while AUTO does the advertisements in order to support gorilla tourism in Uganda.

Under the new game plan, which has officially produced results, AUTO will be getting a commission of $600 (about Shs2.2m ) for each 30 allows the affiliation offers. This will reinforce the affiliation’s ability to market Uganda’s tourism potential by sorting out displays and tourism advancement occasions.

“For each 30 tickets that AUTO offers as group, we should offer them a complimentary license for a non-occupant outside customer and we might be announcing them each quarter on top of the $10 that we give them as of now for each grant they offer,” Dr Seguya said.

He included: “We have picked enthusiasm for preservation and AUTO is our greatest accomplice in offering the licenses. We need to raise protection and guarantee the recreation center is free of infringement and different dangers.”

AUTO administrator Barbara Vanhelleputte respected the organization taking after exchanges which have taken some time combined with the positive media scope of Uganda as a tourism destination. This has expanded the quantity of visitors originating from Britain, Germany, Netherlands and Europe which are the significant tourism source markets.

“We trust this will support the advancement of Uganda as a tourism destination,” she said.

The gorilla brand

The Mountain Gorillas, with a present populace of more than 440, is Uganda’s tourism banner brand. UWA at present has 104 grants accessible day by day to track 13 gorilla families which have been habituated yet are under risk due to infringement on their living space.

The power trusts that the new association will raise salary for UWA, AUTO and the host groups to advance preservation.