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  • Miscellaneous

WTTC Rwanda announced as next WTTC Global Summit host

During the closing session of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Summit in Riyadh, the Rwandan capital of Kigali, was announced as the host city for 2023, marking the first time the event will visit Africa. Rwanda, the home of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme, will showcase the power of sustainab… read more

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AA WorldFlight Open Skies - African Nations to pilot Single Air Transport Market

Intra-African air travel under the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), an initiative of the African Union to create a unified air transport market in Africa, is edging closer to reality, after 17 countries committed to a pilot programme.

At a meeting in Dakar on November 14, the ministers of transport and aviation from Cabo… read more

  • Flights

Kenya Airways Route Analysis: Mombasa-Dubai

Kenya Airways is starting nonstop flights from the coastal city of Mombasa (MBA) to Dubai (DXB) in the United Arab Emirates to cater for leisure demand from the Middle East and Europe.

Service between the destinations will commence on Dec. 15, operating four times per week using Boeing 737-80… read more

  • Flights

Rwanda RwandAir RwandAir expects its third Airbus A330 by the end of the year

In September 2020, RwandAir confirmed the cancellation of its order for two A330-900neo aircraft. In the absence of factory-fresh NEO variants, the Rwandan flag carrier has finally found an alternative in the second-hand lease market.

  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Visa Free Travel - Kenya, South Africa pact boosts AfCFTA

For Kenyans to travel to South Africa, they were required to pay US$40 for the visa while they also had to provide proof they had sufficient funds and had booked return flight tickets.

Kenya and South Africa, some of the two strongest economies on the African continent, have agreed to reduce barriers to cross-border movement by allowing vi… read more

  • Flights

Rwanda RwandAir First non-stop Kigali to London Heathrow service takes flight with RwandAir

RwandAir’s first non-stop flight between Kigali and London landed at Heathrow today.  The ambitious African airline has been operating flights to London via Brussels for the past five years, but from today, they have been replaced with a new non-stop direct service to cater for demand.

Customers will be able to fly four … read more

  • Miscellaneous

Rwanda Chamber Of Tourism Rwanda Chamber of Tourism launches Tourism Week

The Rwanda Chamber of Tourism (RCOT) has announced the 2022 edition of the Rwanda Tourism Week, scheduled to take place from November 26th to December 3rd 2022. RTW2022 main event activities will be hosted at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV) and Kigali Convention Center (KCC),under the theme: “Adopting Innova… read more

  • Opinion

AA Travenews Special economic zones – game changers for Africa’s growth?

From Morocco to Mauritius, African countries are creating special economic zones to accelerate and diversify economic growth.

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 2021 report, there are over 200 special economic zones (SEZ) spread across 38 African countries. In addition, “at least 56 zones are under… read more

  • Accomodation

Hotels Wilderness-Safaris-Logo Thousand Hills Africa and Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge join Wilderness Rwanda

As leaders in conservation and hospitality, Wilderness is delighted to further enhance its Rwanda business by officially welcoming Thousand Hills Africa (THA) and Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge to its brand family, as of 16 November 2022. This exciting move comes seven months after the company’s appointment of Manzi Kayihura as E… read more

  • Opinion

AA Travenews Sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing economies in 2022

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Niger, Rwanda and South Sudan, along with the island nations of Seychelles and Mauritius, are set to be sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing economies this year, with each expected to record GDP growth of 6% or higher, according to the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) projections.

Looking ahe… read more

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