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Rwanda celebrates tourism week to boost sector recovery



– The Rwanda Chamber of Tourism launched the 2022 edition of Rwanda Tourism Week on Saturday, which officials say is expected to help boost the sector’s recovery.

The week-long event, which will take place from November 26 to December 3, will be themed “Taking Innovative Approaches to Boost Intra-Africa Travel as a Driver for Tourism Business Recovery.”

“Rwanda Tourism Week serves in part as one of the strategies to drive the recovery of our industry, allow our stakeholders to showcase their products and encourage partnerships that create more business opportunities,” said Frank Gisha Mugisha, Managing Director of Rwanda. . Chamber of Tourism.

The week will feature various activities such as the “Conservation Golf Event” scheduled to connect the region’s elite businesses with business stakeholders.

It will also include a Restaurant Week, a promotional culinary event where the public will have the opportunity to sample their best dishes in a variety of cuisines at their favorite restaurant at promotional prices, according to the Rwanda Chamber of Tourism.

Around 17 selected restaurants are participating in the promotion campaign in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

An exhibition is also planned for December 1-3, which is expected to attract more than 200 local and mainland tourism and hotel operators.

Rwanda lost US$10 million, or 10 percent of estimated revenue in 2020, after some 20 conferences scheduled between March and April of that year were canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Before concluding, this year’s Tourism Week will bring together top African business leaders in Kigali for a forum to share ideas on different strategies that can enable tourism and travel to boost the local economy and foster inclusion and sustainability and reconnect tour operators, travel stakeholders within the African continent and beyond. Approximately 2,000 local and international delegates are expected to attend. ■


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