Rwanda re­ceives Ex­cel­lence award in New York

East African Business Week - - NEWS -

New York, USA: Re­mark­able Rwanda has been rec­og­nized with an award of ex­cel­lence for the Best Small Booth at the New York Times Travel Show in the United States of Amer­ica.

Rwanda’s tourism and travel ex­hibitors in the Africa pav­il­ion stood out in their cul­tural at­tire, lo­cally called “Imi­cyenyero” com­ple­ment­ing the unique stand. Ac­cord­ing to Brad Kolodny, the Ac­count Man­ager of the Travel Ad­ver­tis­ing De­part­ment at the New York Times Travel Show, “The cer­tifi­cate of ex­cel­lence was awarded based on best pre­sen­ta­tion of in­for­ma­tion, booth de­signs, pres­ence and util­i­sa­tion of space.” At the fair, in which Rwanda is par­tic­i­pat­ing for the third time in a row, there were sev­eral cul­tural per­for­mances and unique cul­tural man­i­fes­ta­tions that at­tracted the crowd. Ms. Belise Kariza, the Chief Tourism Of­fi­cer at the Rwanda De­vel­op­ment Board upon re­ceiv­ing the news com­mented; “We are hon­ored and en­cour­aged to have been awarded as the Best Small Booth at the New York Times Travel Show this year. To­gether with our ex­hibitors at the stand, who com­prised of tour op­er­a­tors, heli sa­faris and an Air­line, we show­cased our ef­fi­cient and di­verse tourism po­ten­tial. This award, there­fore, sym­bol­izes to us the con­fi­dence that the global mar­ket has in our tourism of­fer­ing.” The Travel Show is the largest and long­est-run­ning trade and con­sumer travel show in North Amer­ica, fea­tur­ing the Travel In­dus­try Con­fer­ence, Con­sumer Sem­i­nars, and an in­ter­ac­tive Ex­hi­bi­tion in­clud­ing more than 500 ex­hibitors from Africa, Asia, Aus­tralia/south Pa­cific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin Amer­ica, Mex­ico and the United States. It pro­vided a great plat­form to show­case Rwanda’s tourism ex­pe­ri­ences on the global scene and also cre­ated an op­por­tu­nity for Rwanda’s travel trade to meet, net­work and do busi­ness with their US coun­ter­parts. Rwanda’s tourism sec­tor con­tin­ued to grow in the past years ce­ment­ing its po­si­tion as one of the key sources of for­eign ex­change for the coun­try. The New Year has be­gun on a pos­i­tive note for the travel and tourism in­dus­try in Rwanda ear­lier this month they were present at the Vakantiebeurs Travel Fair in Nether­lands, which raised Rwanda’s tourism po­ten­tial as sev­eral Travel Trade and tourists in Utrecht picked great in­ter­est in the coun­try. In ad­di­tion, the Amer­i­can Lux­ury and Travel Mag­a­zine ranked Rwanda 14th glob­ally as a global tourist des­ti­na­tion, si­mul­ta­ne­ously the highly rep­utable me­dia houses, Bloomberg and CNN fea­tured Rwanda among the top 17 des­ti­na­tions for tourists this year.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Burundi

© PressReader. All rights reserved.