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Rwanda keen to showcase tourism potential at world summit

KIGALI Rwanda (Xinhua) — Rwanda is set to present its top tourism potential in one of the largest global tourism conference scheduled for next month in the Capital Kigali. The small central African country will host 41st Annual World Tourism Conference from 14th to 17th November that aims at promoting tourism as an engine for economic growth and job creation ...

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Top 10 most expensive African airports

As noted in last month’s article on Africa’s aviation sector, airports are massively contributing to the economic development of Africa. They connect cities across the world, facilitate trade and boost tourism. Naturally, these airports cost a lot to construct. Here’s a list of the top 10 most expensive airports in Africa: 10. Maya-Maya Airport, Republic of Congo – $160 million ...

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Donald Trump says new D.C. hotel will be one of world’s finest

Donald Trump officially opened the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. here on Wednesday with the cutting of a red ribbon under the lobby’s 200-foot glass ceiling in this city’s historic 1889-built Old Post Office. Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, his wife Melania, daughters Tiffany and Ivanka, and sons Donald Jr. and Eric each used oversized gold scissors to cut ...

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Dealing with traveller’s remorse

By Evelyn Masaba Travel is surely a fun experience. People travel for so many reasons, and, no matter what the cause, travel adventure is inevitable. Travel always comes with learning a new language, a new culture and ample experiences. It’s a sad reality that not many people are able to visit their dream destinations due to several reasons, including visa ...

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Westin Hotels & Resorts debuts in Cairo

Westin Hotels and Resorts (www.StarwoodHotels.com/Westin), part of Marriott International, Inc. (www.Marriott.com), has announced the opening of Egypt’s best kept secret, The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes (www.Westin.com/CairoKatameyaDunes). Owned by New Cairo for Real Estate Investment Company, the resort and spa is located in the prestigious, residential community of Katameya Dunes, anchored by a 27-hole championship golf course designed ...

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New in Uganda: Jazz on the Island

By Evelyn Masaba  Ugandans love having a good time; it is quite evident when you see a new festival sprouting up every weekend or so. The best part about most recent events is the ability of the organisers to make them more destination-based hence more appealing to the revellers. Fusing travel with music is a brilliant idea that most event ...

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Vayando: linking travellers with Rwandan entrepreneurs

By Joseph Oindo Promoting cultural tourism and cultural synthesis is the driving force behind a model website that seeks to link travellers with local entrepreneurs to learn from each other. www.vayando.com is the brainschild of Scott Wilhelm and his partner Jason Seagle. It offers an opportunity for Rwanda entrepreneurs cross-cutting every sector, and with motivation and interest in sharing local ...

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Uganda: Poorly marketed but well worth a visit!

By Evelyn Masaba  Uganda is a very beautiful country that anyone who travels to the country falls in love with it and its people. Over the years, the organisations in charge of tourism in the country have strived to push Uganda as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. It would seem as such an easy job with ...

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Ecobank launches mobile app to transform banking in Africa

Ecobank (Ecobank.com) has launched the Ecobank Mobile App, an instant and convenient way of banking via the mobile phone. It is the first unified app delivered by any institution for use in 33 countries. Group CEO, Ade Ayeyemi unveiled the new App at a large product launch in Lagos, which brought together a wide range of customers, including students, various ...

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Jinja, the cradle of all thrills

By Evelyn Masaba There is always a great place in Uganda; a place where people travel to from far away just to experience what it has to offer. There are places in Uganda that are full of magnificent natural wonders that you are bound to fall in love with at first sight. Jinja and the great Nile river can be ...

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