On behalf of the management and staff of Tourism Institute of East Africa, I would like to extend our warmest welcome to you to join us in your pursuit of quality education and career. You are showing interest in one of the greatest industries of the world! The world of hospitality and tourism is waiting for your embrace. TIEA offers you the opportunity to grow within this internationally dynamic industry, starting at any level you prefer whilst giving you the opportunity to specialize in the area you mostly relate to. The opportunities that lie within this industry are countless, as not only does it cover a multitude of organizations, but opportunities also lie in the relationship and connection between each of these entities as well as areas which cross other industries too.
This makes our industry a solid platform for you to grow within a huge network. Here at TIEA, we strive to offer you the possibility of specializing in the various segments that fall under the tourism industry, but also strengthening your opportunities to reach the wider spectrum of the industry. By definition, Tourism is known to be the practice of travelling for pleasure.
Nowadays, tourism is experiencing further growth with the marriage of pleasure and work whilst travelling. One can therefore just imagine how vast this industry’s potentials are. Our mission is that of developing you into the person you need to be, to be in this business. You being at the heart of everything we do. We offer an active, innovative curriculum which values the diverse interests and aptitudes of all our students. We are therefore committed to preparing our students for the challenges and opportunities of life. We are investors in people; people being the strongest asset within the industry. We provide a learning environment offering the perfect balance of academic theory and practical management. The “Hands-on” practical experience is a key factor towards our success. It is delivered using our specialized and professional staff, real life projects and placement opportunities.
Equipped with a professional team of staff, and conducive learning environment, the Institute will train you for a career in Hotels, Guest houses, Restaurants, Airline offices, Airports, Travel Agencies, Cruise ships, as Cabin Crew, Wildlife Organizations, and Events Management. The lecturing staff receives special training and guidance in methodology and assessment techniques.
-Mr. Francis MUGOGA - Director.
Museveni impressed by Tourism institute of East Africa's skilling of Africans
H.E. President Yoweri K. Museveni of Uganda shakes hands with Mr. Francis Mugoga - CEO, Tourism Institute of East Africa and Explore Africa Safaris as he (Francis) stresses a point on Tourism development and capacity building in the sector of tourism & hospitality in Uganda. This was during a dinner hosted by the President and First Lady Hon. Janet Museveni at www.statehouse.go.ug State House Entebbe in honor of the delegates of the Giant Club and Tourism Investment Forum.
The President said Tourism has distinguished itself as a productive sector with the ability to transform Uganda from a predominantly peasant society to middle-income level. The Investment Forum specifically seeks to create strategies to increase Tourist arrivals from the 1,323,000 in 2016 to 4,084,000 in 2020; foreign exchange earnings from US$ 1.371 billion to US$2.7 billion in 2020; promote job creation; and increase the contribution of tourism to GDP from Shillings 7.3 trillion to shillings 14.68 trillion at the end of the Financial Year 2020.
Building Capacity of Uganda Tourism Stakeholders
Francis Mugoga meets H.E. Prof. Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Lekoa Solly Mollo Ambassador South African High Commission in Uganda www.dirco.gov.za/uganda. The two discussed the potential of Tourism in Africa but also in Uganda and the need for capacity building for key players in the industry-Travel, Tourism & Hospitality.
Address skills gap
Tim Walberg is U.S. Congressman Representing Michigan’s 7th District www.walberg.house.gov He gave a keynote address and inspired TIEA students.