TUGATA was registered in May 1999 with 5 founder members. Today we are over 100 registered members of the Association, which is a reflection of how mature the Travel Industry has grown. The Association further established a Secretariat in 2006 to better coordinate its activities. Today, TUGATA has a fully-fledged Secretariat manned by permanent staff.
TUGATA’s membership incorporates both IATA and non-IATA members, who have full voting rights and equally participate on all functions of the association, without discrimination. TUGATA is a member of International professional bodies:United Federation of Travel Agents Association (UFTAA), Federation of Eastern and Southern African Travel Agents Associatio (FESATA), APJC (Agency Programme Joint Council), and work very closely with our affiliates in Tanzania (TASOTA) and Kenya (KATA).
The TUGATA members contribute to the general growth of the Uganda economy by employing approx 800 persons.