Running from November 26 to December 3, the week-long event currently is carrying a banner and a theme of “Adopting Innovative Approaches to Boost Intra-Africa Travel as a drive for Tourism Business Recovery.”
Taking place at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV) and Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) in Rwandan capital, the Rwanda Tourism Week in part one of the strategies to boost the recovery of tourism then enable Rwanda tourist stakeholders to showcase their products and foster partnerships that would create more business opportunities.
The ongoing Rwanda Tourism Week will be displaying and exposing several tourism activities including Golf for Conservation event scheduled to connect the East African region’s elite businesses amongst the stakeholders.
A Restaurant Week is part of the ongoing promotional culinary event attracting the public to taste the best foods in a variety of cuisines at favorite restaurant at promotional rates
About 17 selected restaurants are participating in the promotional campaign in Kigali, Frank Gisha Mugisha, the Director General of the Rwanda Chamber of Tourism said.
A special exhibition is scheduled from December 1 to December 3 to attract more than 200 local and continental tourism and hospitality operators.
Rwanda lost about US$10 million, or 10% of estimated revenues in 2020 after cancellation of about 20 conferences planned between March and April the same year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Before wrapping up, this year’s Tourism Week will convene leading African business leaders in Kigali at a forum to share insights on different strategies which can enable tourism and travel to boost the local economy and encourage inclusivity and sustainability and reconnect tour operators, travel stakeholders within the African continent and beyond. Roughly 2,000 local and international delegates are expected to attend.