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Tembera U Rwanda domestic tourism campaign heads to Rubavu

By Gilbert Mwijuke As 2016 comes to an end, local tourists have another chance to escape the daily grind of day-to-day living and become fun-seekers as the Rwanda Development Board’s latest domestic tourism campaign, Tembera U Rwanda-Jump on the Bus, heads to Rubavu district. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) launched the campaign at the beginning of October with the aim ...

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Kigali hosts 17th SACCA congress

The 17th annual Savings and Credit Associations of Africa (SACCA) Congress opens at the Lemigo Hotel in Kigali on October 26-28. Organised by the African Confederation of Cooperatives Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSA) in partnership with the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR) and the National Cooperatives Confederation of Rwanda, among other stakeholders, the gathering brings together cooperators from ...

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Amahoro Tours’ Bakunzi among Sustainable Destinations Top 100 winners

By Our Reporter Rwandan tour operator Greg Bakunzi is among this year’s winners of the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 competition. The winners of the green label will be recognised at the two-day Global Green Destination Day (GGDD) international conference, which takes place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on September 27-28. The conference is being held in Ljubljana because it’s “a city that ...

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Air travel to East Africa grows 11.2% in 2016

Analysis of International air travel to East Africa this year (January to August) by ForwardKeys, a company that predicts future travel patterns by crunching and analysing 14m booking transactions a day, reveals strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year. This is an exceptional performance as growth for Africa as whole has been 5.6%, with countries like ...

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African aviation displays healthy growth

Analysis of international air travel to Africa this year (January to August) by ForwardKeys, a company that predicts future travel patterns by crunching and analysing 14m booking transactions a day, reveals growth of 5.6 per cent compared with the same period last year. However, there is a tale of two Africas – North Africa, comprising Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, ...

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Rezidor’s CEO hails inaugural AviaDev conference that will discuss issues facing travel in Africa

The CEO of one of the world’s leading hotel chains has welcomed the launch of AviaDev Africa – the inaugural conference to determine future air connectivity – and called for even closer cooperation between the hotel and airline industries. Wolfgang M. Neumann, President and CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group, will be participating at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (‘AHIF’), ...

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Rwanda hosts first conservation and tourism exhibition

The first Kwita Izina Conservation and Tourism Exhibition kicked off in Kigali on August 27, with Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Zimbabwe represented by both private and public sectors and development partners. Organised in line with the 12th Kwita Izina baby gorilla naming ceremony, the exhibition is taking place at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village where local, regional and ...

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Austrians launch veterinary hospital in Musanze

By Gilbert Mwijuke Greg Bakunzi, the managing director of Amahoro Tours, and Dr Otto Fischer, an Austrian veterinary surgeon, first conceived the idea of setting up a veterinary hospital in Musanze district in November 2014. This followed a meeting with veterinary doctors from Musanze, which was convened by  Bakunzi and Dr Fischer (pictured above, left) to discuss the challenges facing their ...

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All Turkish Airlines operations and flights to proceed uninterrupted

By Our Reporter The recent wave of terrorist attacks, coup plot, and the subsequent three-month state of emergency declared by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will have no effect on Turkish Airlines operations, the airline announced Friday in a press release. “In due course, all Turkish Airlines operations and flights are proceeding uninterrupted and will continue to do so,” the ...

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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel: A magnificent tropical haven by the lakeside

By Allan Brian Ssenyonga Kivu is a lake with an interesting story to tell. Its calm waters are not only known to switch colours depending on its mood, it also brags of holding enough methane gas to solve the power problems in the region. The same humility that this lake exudes with its methane gas treasure is the same humility ...

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