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2017 has started off on an exceptional note for Amadeus East Africa’s top clients, earning top accolades in Uganda & Tanzania.

This month, we take a moment to celebrate some of our clients that have earned accolades at two award ceremonies: The Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo in Uganda and the Tanzania Leadership Awards Ceremony.


The end of the 2017 edition of the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo was marked with a gala dinner at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel to give hosted buyers and international travel media a befitting send-off but also to celebrate excellence in the country’s tourism industry. Guest of Honour was Uganda’s Vice President, H.E. Edward Ssekandi and he handed over the key awards himself to the winners of the night. Some of our notable winners included:

Intek Travel for Best Travel Agent

Matooke Tours for Best Tour Operator

RwandAir for Best Airline

Intek win Best Travel Agent Award
Intek win Best Travel Agent Award
RwandAir Win Best Airline.










Part of the focus for the expo and the awards was for the Ugandan Tourism Board, to highlight their aim for the year – to drive the number of visitors to Uganda from the present 1.5 million per year to new heights.



Across the border in Tanzania, Travelstart Tanzania was recognized as the Travel Agency of the Year, they are currently the only online agency in the country. The Leadership awards, held annually are offered in recognition of leaders for their flawless leadership qualities and their individual contribution to the nation’s progress throughout the years.

Travelstart Team Receiving Their Award
Travelstart Team Receiving Their Award

Speaking on the night, Travelstart Tanzania Managing Director, Mr Abbas Rajani highlighted “It is an honour and we are delighted to have been recognised by the TLA panel of experts. We pride ourselves in providing consumers lower fares as compared to others in the market. Being a young and progressive company, Travelstart is indeed a market leader in travel affordability, style and range in choice and service delivery excellence.”

Juan Torres, GM Amadeus East Africa added his own personal note of congratulations, emphasizing ‘we are delighted that many of our partners and clients have been recognized for their leading edge innovation within the industry. We are proud to be affiliated with them and look forward to yet another year of continue excellence and sustainable growth’.

At Amadeus, we endeavor to continuously shape the future of travel by providing modern day solution to all our customers. We are committed to enable economic, social and environmental advancement in sustainable tourism and travel through the intelligent application of technology and innovation.

A special thank you to all the winners, we pride ourselves on being your preferred partner.