The potential of Fort-Portal Municipality and its environs to tourism development in Uganda
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The Tourism potential of a destination is significantly influenced by its resources and facilities. The attractions and facilities play a significant role in enhancing travel and image. This report focused on the assessment of tourism potential of Fort Portal Municipality and its environs. The data was collected from 2017-2018 using as interviews, questionnaires, direct observation and literature by other scholars. The findings of the study indicated that the Municipality and its environs has great tourism potential which included attractions such as natural, historical, religious, and cultural among others, facilities such as roads, accommodation, health centers, sport centers, markets among others. The study generated an itinerary that can be considered by travel managers which showed the attractions, their location, and suggested activities that can be engaged in by tourists. It is recommended that to boost tourism development, a tourism information center and a tourism office at the municipality level should be established. The local government should aggressively advertise the Municipality as a major tourist destination so as to attract investors.