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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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Qatar Airways Launching Service into Heart of Africa

Qatar Airways Launching Service into Heart of Africa

At ITB in Berlin last week, Qatar Airways announced new service to several destinations, including to Kigali, Rwanda, which is fast becoming a regional hub for trade and tourism. This is a positive, strategic signal, as well as a significant indicator of regional economic growth and development. Economic development, particularly sustainable tourism development, is closely […]

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Rwanda Tourism to Launch Congo Nile Trail

Rwanda Tourism to Launch Congo Nile Trail

UPDATE: According to Wolfgang Thome, one of the most active travel industry bloggers in East Africa, the Trail will now be launched on November 25th. He said in a recent blog posting that tour operators have begun to market the trail. With the launch of the Congo Nile Trail on November 4th, Rwandan tourism is […]

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World Travel Market Planning – Route Planner

World Travel Market Planning – Route Planner

In sifting through the lists of hundreds of events and exhibitors at the World Travel Market, the Route Planner is absolutely essential for planning your time, but I did not find it on the WTM website. So, for those of you planning to participate, click here to download the WTM Routeplanner.   Link to this post!

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Landmark Agreement: European Commission and European Travel Commission to Promote “Destination Europe”

Landmark Agreement: European Commission and European Travel Commission to Promote “Destination Europe”

Yesterday, the European Commission and European Travel Commission announced that they had signed a landmark agreement at the European Tourism Forum in Cracow, Poland to promote “Destination Europe.” Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) and Petra Hedorfer, President of the European Travel Commission (ETC), have signed a historic Joint Declaration between the two […]

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