Hospitality management and tourism development

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
This study was set to examine transport and tourism development in the selected tour and travel companies in Kampala Uganda. It was guided by the study objectives which included examining the roles of security and tourism development, evaluate the challenges facing hospitality management and tourism development in Queen Elizabeth national park, Uganda, determine the solutions to the challenges above and access the strategies used by Queen Elizabeth national park to develop tourism in Uganda. The study followed a descriptive research design. The qualitative and quantitative approaches were employed based on the selected tour and travel companies. A sample size of 50 respondents was determined through purposive and random sampling methods. The research used questionnaires and interview guide to collect data. The sector is embraced by both male and female with at least diploma level of education and majority of workforce have 3-4 years of experience so information obtained from them is reliable. Security plays major role in tourism development, the sector is faced with a lot of challenges like inadequate fund, poor road conditions, heavy rainfall and different solutions were deployed; government recognize the sector and priotize it as top, build confidence in security and safety and promote product diversification that spreads up demands. Recommendations to develop tourism sector are; Ensure that the private tourism sector plays a critical role in tourism planning, establish an institutional framework through such means as interagency DOT/STO agreements and policy statements and/or gubernatorial directives that outline the overall goals for coordinated statewide investment
A research report submitted to the college of economics and management in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management of Kampala International University
Hospitality, Tourism development, Queen Elizabeth, National park