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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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Rwanda maintains its ranking as the 2nd best place to do business in Africa

Rwanda once again presents remarkable progress in World Bank Doing Business Rankings by scoring 56th position from 62nd position out of 190 countries in the 2017 report. In Africa, Rwanda is ranked the 2nd easiest place to do business coming 7 positions closer to Mauritius, ranking on the first spot in Africa and 49th globally. The expedient growth in Rwanda ...

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Rwanda is a shining light of African aviation, says IATA Vice President

Jon Howell, Managing Director, AviaDev, met with Raphael Kuuchi, Vice President – Africa, IATA onsite in Kigali, during AviaDev Africa conference. Amongst other things, they discussed the linkage between the hotel investment community and the aviation community. Raphael explains: Aviation has more to do than just moving people. It impacts all economic sectors of all countries. But, African governments don’t ...

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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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2016 World Tourism Award ceremony set for November 7

The 2016 World Tourism Award will be presented to Lindblad Expeditions, DER Committed to the World Initiative by DER Touristik and Tompkins Conservation on November 7, 2016, the opening day of World Travel Market London, ExCel Centre. The annual award ceremony is sponsored by Corinthia Hotels, The New York Times, United Airlines and Reed Travel Exhibitions. Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor ...

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