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Rwanda announces new doing business reforms

The Rwanda Development Board on Tuesday announced the latest Doing Business Reforms that were completed over the last seven months, aimed at further improving Rwanda’s doing business environment for stronger private sector growth. The reforms were guided by the global benchmarking tool, the World Bank Doing Business rankings, which ranks 190 economies on the ease of Doing Business. The ranking ...

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Kigali to host 5th edition of East Africa International Arbitration Conference

Africa’s ambitious development projects and relatively stable governments continue to attract international investors. These investors often prefer the adoption of arbitration as the dispute resolution mechanism as opposed to litigation. To support stakeholders across East Africa in their efforts towards the development of East Africa’s arbitration practice, position East Africa’s investment competitiveness, Rwanda will host the 5th edition of the East ...

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Marriott International Voted Best Employer to Work for by Middle East and North Africa Hotelier

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) the world’s leading hospitality brand, has topped the Hotelier Middle East Salary 2017 and been voted the best hotelier to work for by Middle East and North Africa hoteliers. The hotel operator topped the list for the first time with nearly 50% of surveyed respondents stating they would like to work for Marriott International. The ...

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Rwanda Day returns to Belgium after seven years

This Saturday 10 June 2017, Rwandans from across Europe and different corners of the world gather in Ghent, Belgium to interact and discuss on Rwanda’s progress and solutions to challenges ahead. President Paul Kagame will be the Guest of Honour and is scheduled to give a keynote address and participate in an interactive session with participants. Commenting on the event, ...

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Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts Marks Milestone with Grand Opening of Le Méridien Visconti Rome

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today marked a milestone: reintroducing the brand to Italy and reimagining an iconic palace to debut Le Méridien Visconti Rome. Following its meticulous renovation and conversion, Le Méridien Visconti Rome, owned and managed by the Toti Group, now boasts custom-designed guestrooms, suites and a transformation of the hotel’s public ...

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Cash-strapped WHO spends $200 million a year on travel

By Associated Press The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel — far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. Malaria: A persistent global killer China tests malaria drug on an entire ...

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Visa Openness Index shows Africans travelled more freely in 2016

Overall, Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 as visa openness levels improved compared to 2015. This was revealed at the launch of the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index undertaken by the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the World Economic Forum, ahead of the ...

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Africa Travel Indaba ends with calls for innovation, cooperation

The continental tourism extravaganza, Africa Travel Indaba ended on a high note on Thursday night with calls for innovation, cooperation between Africa countries and also with role players to make the industry prosperous. The 2017 Travel Indaba was hailed as a resounding success with 20,000 confirmed meetings being held over the three-day show, a 20 percent increase compared to last ...

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First non-stop UK-Rwanda air link set for take off

The first non-stop air link between the UK and Rwanda in Africa is to take off next week. RwandAir is to run three flights a week from Gatwick to the Rwandan capital of Kigali from May 26. The airline will deploy a three-class Airbus A330-200 on the route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with a flight time of 8 hours ...

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South Africans reminded to ‘Do Tourism’

South African Tourism has used INDABA as a platform to launch I Do Tourism (IDT) – an initiative that seeks to remind South Africans of the importance of the tourism industry and the role they can play as advocates for South Africa and for tourism. The purpose of the campaign, according to SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, is to show ...

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