The Association Membership

Membership of the Association is open to those organizations whose primary activities are the planning, marketing and execution of package tours in Uganda. Members must be limited companies registered in Uganda, and must have the minimum infrastructure and staffing to allow them to carry out their activities in accordance with the Association’s Code of Conduct.

Joining Requirements

What do i need to become an AUTO Member?

Certificate of incorporation (photocopy)

Particulars of shareholders

Particulars of Directors

Company contact details

Details of marketing methods employed

Joining Fee UGX 100,000

Staff CV's

A site visit will be carried out by the secretariat to ascertain if your organisation and business premises can be considered to be of a sufficiently high standard befitting a professional tour operator

Memorandum and Articles of Association (photocopy)

Trading License (photocopy)

Details of services provided

Details of vehicles / boats / rafts or other equipment to be used for tourist owned by the company and copies of the log books as proof.

Details of one proposer, who should be an existing member of Association and director (or of similar standing) of the proposing company.

Annual subscription fee Ushs 750,000 for full Members or Ushs 600,000 for Associate members and startups, which expires on the 31st December

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How to Apply

This process is meant for non-member companies wishing to join AUTO and

previous members who wish to re-join AUTO.


Download Form

Download the AUTO Membership Application Form to start the process of your membership to the association.


Fill in the FORM

Applicants must fill this form electronically (except on the specified fields). They should then print the form, and sign / stamp appropriately on Page 5.


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They should then take the form to an existing AUTO member to be proposed. The existing AUTO member should sign and stamp the appropriately on Page 4.

PLEase Note :

  • The form plus the specified documentation should then be bound as a booklet and taken with to the AUTO Secretariat, where it will be processed.
  • Please ensure that all information is provided correctly and in full as failure to do so may result in your application being delayed. The Board of Directors at their next board meeting will review your application, and you will be informed in writing of the outcome of your application.
  • Effective immediately, the old application form will no longer be accepted. Prospective members must use the new form.All fields (except where signatures / stamps are required as above, and specified on the form) MUST BE FILLED ELECTRONICALLY, and printed. AUTO will not accept handwritten forms.
The Association reserves the right to reject applications and will provide reasons in writing as to why an application has been rejected.

Professionalizing tourism

We're AUTO Uganda’s leading tourism trade association, Representing the interests of the country’s leading and experienced professional tour operators.With a wealth of experience in Uganda's tourism industry since our inception in 1995, the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) still stands as Uganda's leading Tourism Trade Association and a flagship of the Country's leading and experienced professional, reputable and most respected Tour companies.

AUTO members offer a range of services that cater for the luxury, midrange and budget tourists.


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