ITB Asia 2017

ITB Asia 2017

ITB Asia is the premier meeting place for the travel trade industry and a forum for establishing high-quality customer contacts and conducting businesses. This is where international exhibitors of all sectors within the travel-value chain commerce, and Asia Pacific’s leading travel companies and emerging small and medium-sized enterprises meet with top international buyers from the MICE, Leisure and Corporate Travel markets.

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To achieve prosperity, public and private sectors must come together – Kagame

To achieve prosperity, public and private sectors must come together – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that there was no doubt that funds to invest in development among governments were increasingly scarce but there is a way out by working closely with the private sector. Kagame was speaking at a session on maximizing finance for development at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC. He added that the private and public sector can need each other […]

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Aim higher than eliminating extreme poverty, Kagame

Aim higher than eliminating extreme poverty, Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that investment in the development of human capital remain a top priority for Rwanda in a bid to empower citizens and unleash human freedoms. Kagame was speaking at the World Bank Human Capital Summit in Washington DC as part of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Annual meeting. The president said that investment in human capital is a […]

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Rwanda offers rich potential for tourism investment: PM

Rwanda offers rich potential for tourism investment: PM

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has made a case for regional and global investors to consider Rwanda as an investment destination, specifically tourism-related. Ngirente was speaking at the opening of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, yesterday, at the Kigali Convention Centre. The three-day summit convenes stakeholders from the hospitality sector from across the world, including investors, local operators, public officials and industry experts, to discuss opportunities across […]

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Rwanda recognised as Africa’s leading destination at global travel awards

Rwanda recognised as Africa’s leading destination at global travel awards

Rwanda has won big at the annual World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017, which took place at Kigali Convention Centre on Tuesday night on the sidelines of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum. Rwanda was recognised, for the first time, as the Africa’s Leading Destination 2017 at the glamorous event which attracted leading hospitality and aviation companies, experts from different countries. In the hotel category, […]

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Delving into the green heart of Africa

Delving into the green heart of Africa

By Michelle Djong, The Straits Times 8 Oct 2017 Watch endangered mountain gorillas play then take a dip in the rift lakes of Rwanda, Africa’s new seat of tourism with its leaps in conservation and development after the 1994 genocide The young mountain gorilla hangs from a branch, then falls to the ground. Not knowing what to do next, it sits atop the imposing head […]

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Africa’s little red dot

Africa’s little red dot

By Geoffrey Eu, The Business Times Singapore   Rwanda has much in common with Singapore – it’s clean, green and safe – and has managed to attract some pioneering Singaporeans to set up business ventures there. THEY CALL RWANDA the Land of a Thousand Hills – for obvious reasons – but this small (26,338 square kilometres) land-locked nation in the heart of Africa has a […]

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NAEB unveils new trade name for Rwanda’s tea

NAEB unveils new trade name for Rwanda’s tea

Rwanda’s tea will now be marketed under the Rwanda National Tea brand name as one of the ways to strengthen consumer confidence, as well as promote and ensure its competitiveness on the local and global markets, the National Agricultural Board (NAEB) has said. Issa Nkurunziza, the tea division manager at NAEB, said the move seeks to communicate the values behind Rwandan teas, their uniqueness and […]

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Mauritius, Rwanda top Africa in latest WEF Global Competitiveness ranking

Mauritius, Rwanda top Africa in latest WEF Global Competitiveness ranking

Rwanda has risen one position continentally in the Global Competitiveness report 2017/18 to take second place in Africa. The report, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), has Mauritius in first place and 45th globally, while South Africa came in third in Africa. However, the report’s latest release, published on Tuesday, showed that, globally, Rwanda has slipped six positions from 52nd to 58th. Regionally, Rwanda […]

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Kagame attends inauguration of Angola’s new president

Kagame attends inauguration of Angola’s new president

President Paul Kagame yesterday attended the inauguration of Angola’s new president João Lourenço. Kagame later met with Lourenço to congratulate him on his election victory and inauguration. President Lourenço, who was the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) candidate, was elected on August 25. He replaces José Eduardo dos Santos, who led the Southern African nation for 38 years. The inauguration ceremony was attended by several Heads of State […]

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