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The African Development Bank’s Priorities – Energy, SMEs, Jobs for Youths–> Tourism can help!

The African Development Bank’s Priorities – Energy, SMEs, Jobs for Youths–> Tourism can help!

April 21st, 2017 This week, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, described the progress and priorities of the Bank in a session at the Center for Global Development on The Challenge and Logic of Greater Financing for Africa. The President presented his “High Fives”: Not surprising, tourism was not mentioned as a priority […]

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Zambia Launches New Tourism Policy Soon: A Destination on the Rise

Zambia Launches New Tourism Policy Soon: A Destination on the Rise

October 14th, 2015 Last week, Zambia’s Ministry of Tourism and Arts unveiled its new national Tourism Policy. The Policy provides a strategic framework for the sustainable development of tourism in Zambia. It also specifies roles for a cross-section of public and private sector stakeholders. And most importantly, the Policy positions the tourism sector as one […]

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Enhancing Brand Africa, Fostering Tourism Development – UNWTO Survey for AHIF Bench Events

Enhancing Brand Africa, Fostering Tourism Development – UNWTO Survey for AHIF Bench Events

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum organized by Bench Events ended today in Addis Ababa. At UNWTO’s request, Bench Events were asked to present the investment community’s perspective of what Brand Africa represents. They conducted a survey on doing business in Africa and media influence and then presented the results at http://www.africa-conference.com/index.php/forms/unwto-presentation. The summary and presentation […]

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Rwanda Tourism growing double digits

Rwanda Tourism growing double digits

Rwanda Tourism growing double digits BY PROF. WOLFGANG THOME, ETN EAST AFRICA | SEP 06, 2013 in eTurboNews Data released in Kigali yesterday show a continued and sustained growth of the country’s tourism sector. During the first half of 2013 the tourism industry’s revenues grew by 11 percent while tourist numbers rose by 14 percent […]

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Seeking Sustainability – African Park PPPs

Seeking Sustainability – African Park PPPs

[By Scott Wayne, from Handshake – the International Finance Corporation’s Quarterly Journal on Public-Private Partnerships, Issue #10] Public-private partnerships (PPPs) can be the key to ensuring the sustainability of national parks and protected areas in emerging markets like Rwanda and Mozambique, especially when businesses and investors can have concessions to operate within the parks. Without private sector involvement, visitor services run by government agencies are often […]

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USAID’s Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda launches professional guide certification program in Nyungwe National Park

USAID’s Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda launches professional guide certification program in Nyungwe National Park

USAID’s Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda launches professional guide certification program in Nyungwe National Park   Kigali, February 14th – Through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Nyungwe Nziza Project in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board, Nyungwe National Park (NNP) has just become the first park in Africa to train all guides […]

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Rwanda Tour Operators push to diversify with Nyungwe Park

Rwanda Tour Operators push to diversify with Nyungwe Park

In an interview published today on Travel Daily News International’s website, SW Associates President Scott Wayne talks with Manzi Kayihura, President of the Rwanda Tour and Travel Association and Managing Director of Thousand Hills Expeditions in Rwanda about Nyungwe National Park and its recent recognition by the British Guild of Travel Writers. The USAID-sponsored Nyungwe […]

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USAID Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda named winner of Best Overseas and Best Global Project Awards by British Guild of Travel Writers

USAID Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda named winner of Best Overseas and Best Global Project Awards by British Guild of Travel Writers

London, November 6th – USAID’s Nyungwe Nziza (“Beautiful Nyungwe”) project was named winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers’ (BGTW) Best Overseas and Best Global Project Awards. At the Guild’s prestigious annual awards dinner in the London’s Savoy Hotel Sunday night, Guild Chair Roger Bray said: “Nyungwe Nziza is a model tourism project for […]

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Kitabi Cultural Village Reported in AllAfrica.com

Kitabi Cultural Village Reported in AllAfrica.com

Jean Pierre Bucyensenge of AllAfrica.com published a helpful article today about the Kitabi Cultural Village initiative, which is supported by the USAID-sponsored Nyungwe Nziza and the Rwanda Development Board. He wrote that “The place is named “Kitabi Cultural Village” and was developed by a local cooperative, the Friends of Nyungwe, under the support of the […]

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Nyungwe Nziza Project voted one of best tourism development projects by the British Guild of Travel Writers

Nyungwe Nziza Project voted one of best tourism development projects by the British Guild of Travel Writers

On Wednesday, September 12th, the British Guild of Travel Writers conducted a first round of voting for their annual Tourism Awards. The USAID-sponsored Nyungwe Nziza Project, for which SW Associates has been a sub-contractor for the past two years, was voted as one of the three best “Overseas Projects/Attractions” by BGTW members. The overall winner […]

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