East Africa Reaches Consensus On Tourism

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have also concluded talks aimed at revitalising the tourism sector in the region. Kenya and Tanzania agreed to fully implement a bilateral agreement signed between them in 1985. The agreement spells out how tour operators will conduct their business across the borders. It also outlines the drop and pick up points for tourists visiting both countries. The two countries agreed to hold a bilateral meeting in the coming months to update the agreement so as to incorporate emerging issues.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Kenya and Uganda held exploratory talks to prepare for a proposed bilateral meeting between the two countries, which will lead to the signing of a bilateral agreement on tourism and wildlife management.