Rwanda Tourism Chamber Expands, Signs MoUs with Other Continental Destinations

In its desire to creating more frontiers that would usher in more a continental collaboration, the Rwanda Chamber of Tourism has signed series of MoUs with major destinations and institutions across Africa.

This came into reality at the signing ceremony on the last day of the Rwanda Tourism Week – a top notch tourism event held at the KEIV Centre in Kigali, Rwanda.

One of such destinations was Benin Republic, a beautiful French speaking country in West Africa that has the same model with Rwanda in the area of tourism initiatives, represented by Ambassador Dine Bouraima, the President of Consortium Touristes Par Millions Au Benin and Director General of Benin Royal Hotel.

Hon. Moses Valakati, Minister of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Kingdom of Eswatini, the Special Guest of Honour and witness of the MoU signing, Speaking

Another destination that the Rwanda Tourism Chamber signed an MoU with at the Rwanda Tourism Week 2022 was Zanzibar, another captivating destination in Tanzania, represented by Mr. Rahim Bhaloo, the Chairman, Zanzibar Tourism Commission and also the Chairman, Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors.

Frank Gisha Mugisha, the Director General, Rwanda Tourism Chamber, Speaking at the signing ceremony

The last entity that had an MoU with Rwanda Tourism Chamber was the most prominent African Tourism organization, the African Tourism Board which has its headquarters in the Kingdom of Eswatini and has been championing the course of 55 African destinations since inception, represented by its President, Hon. Cuthbert Ncube.

Hon. Cuthbert Ncube, President African Tourism Board with Frank Gisha Mugisha, Director General Rwanda Tourism Chamber during the signing ceremony

Witnessing the signing ceremony, was Hon. Moses Valakati, the Minister of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Kingdom of Eswatini who expressed his delight at the connection and synergy that existed between Africa destinations, which according to him should be taken to the next level.

Representing the Rwanda Tourism Chamber at the ceremony was Frank Gisha Mugisha, the Director General of the profficient tourism organisation in Rwanda .

Amb. Dine Bouraima, President, Consortium Touristes Par Millions Au Benin with Frank Gisha Mugisha, Director General Rwanda Tourism Chamber during the signing Ceremony

Many other local and international dignitaries were in attendance during the signing ceremony, among whom were ; Lesile Duga Jabessa, the Commissioner, Oromia Tourism Commission, Ethiopia and her entourage, Mr. Yinka Abioye, Chairman Festac Africa, Mr. Yehia Elhajj, CEO, the World Vibes, Mr. Yves Ngenzi, the Communications Strategist of Rwanda Tourism Chamber, Mr. Kazeem Balogun, Chief Media and Communications Officer, African Tourism Board and host of other delegates too numerous to be mentioned here.

Mr. Rahim Bhaloo, the Chairman, Zanzibar Tourism Commission with Frank Gisha Mugisha, Director General Rwanda Tourism Chamber during the signing ceremony

There is no doubt that this type of partnership among African destinations and institutions would create the enabling atmosphere for the African tourism to thrive beyond anyone’s imagination.

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