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  • 17th Rwanda International Trade Fair 2014
    23 July - 6 August 2014
  • Umuganura Festival
    30 July - 1 August 2014
  • East Africa Business Summit
    23-25 October 2014
  • African Leadership Network Annual Gathering
    5-8 November 2014
  • Kibeho Anniversary- Heritage Corridor Exhibition 
    28 November 2014
  • Kibeho Anniversary- Heritage Corridor Exhibition 
    28 November 2014

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Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya - East Africa Festival Success

Thursday 6th November 2014, London – The Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya Tourism Boards joined forces to host the East Africa Festival at World Travel Market at ExCel London this year. More than 300 Visitors joined the three East African Nations on each of their stands to celebrate the vibrancy of this region in Africa.
 
This inaugural tripartite event featured regional food, traditional music and cultural dances by performers from Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda in a celebration of colour, music and entertainment.
 
Mrs Phyllis Kandie, Cabinet Secretary for East African Affairs, Commerce & Tourism, Kenya, Amb Yamina Karitanyi, Head of Tourism and Conservation, Rwanda Development Board and Hon Dr Maria Mutagamba, Minister of Tourism, Wildlife, Antiquities, Uganda, Williams Nkurunziza, Rwanda High Commissioner to the UK and Agnes Akiror, State Minister for Tourism, Uganda attended to mark this special event and highlight the importance of their union which has been formed to collectively promote tourism to East Africa.
 
The three nations are working together to promote a collective East African tourism offering following the launch of their joint visa at an official ceremony in Kampala in February of this year. The joint visa allows travellers to visit all three countries on a single visa thus aiding regional travel and adding value to the tourism product offerings of the three destinations.
 
The visa, which is valid for 90 days, costs just $100 and was the result of a joint initiative made by the Heads of State of the respective partner countries to create opportunities for tourists to explore the diversity of East Africa.

Ambassador Yamina Karitanyi stated "This lively and colourful event showed to the world how dynamic and diverse our region is. It was a delight to see so many people enjoying this taster to the hospitality our countries can offer".

For more information contact: Adele Cutler, Rwanda Tourism, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 07976 578988 @TravelRwanda

Rwanda signs second Hotel deal with Protea Hotels

Protea Hotels, the largest and leading luxury brand in Africa has signed a second project in Rwanda during the Africa Hotel Investment Forum that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 29th September to 1st October 2014.

The 76 keys resort hotel is under construction in Rusizi District, located in the Western Province of in Rwanda and will be completed in 2016. The hotel will be called Protea Kivu Marina Resort Hotel and it will feature various amenities and services.

The US$22 million investment project is an excellent Private Public Partnership model as the 7 districts that make up the Western Province as well as the Catholic Diocese of Rusizi are shareholders in the project. The project is a land mark development for Kivu Belt Tourism Sub Master Plan.

The Head of Tourism and Conservation Ambassador Yamina Karitanyi, who is attending the investment forum said that; ‘The Kivu Belt is one of our priority areas for tourism development and diversification of our offering. Therefore, we welcome partnerships such as this one with Protea as it will benefit Rwandans directly as well as contribute to Rwanda’s competitiveness especially in the Tourism sector.’

Protea Hotels Group is now part of Marriott Hotels International, one of the leading hotels in the world that is also developing a 5 star Hotel in Kigali. Other major international brands that have joined Rwanda’s Tourism sector include; Radisson Blu, Radisson by Park Inn, Kempinski, Sheraton and Golden Tulip.

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Notes to the editors: About Protea Hotels:

Protea Hotels is the largest and leading hotel group in Africa with the most extensive footprint; more than 116 hotels throughout South Africa and six other African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania. The company was founded in 1984 and has grown its portfolio and brands since. The group comprises of two brands, namely the mid-up market Protea Hotels (including the lifestyle brand Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!) brand and the superior deluxe African Pride Hotels, Lodges and Country Houses brand.

Protea Hotels is the winner of 2 World Travel Awards for Best Hotel Group in Africa, winner of 3 Sunday Times Markinor Top Hotel Brand Awards, the winner of 4 Coolest Hotel Group awards in the Sunday Times Generation Next surveys and the winner of the Ask Africa South African Customer Service Award 2013.

Protect the Grey Crowned Cranes: A project to reintroduce captive birds into the wild gathers momentum

KIGALI, – 24 September 2014:

Populations of Grey Crowned Cranes in Rwanda (known as Imisambi in Kinyarwanda) are facing a major decline. There are only a few hundred Grey Crowned Cranes left in the wild in Rwanda and if we do not act now, there will be none at all.

Human activities are the main factors leading to the decline of the population of Grey Crowned Cranes with these activities restricting their breeding success.

The Grey Crowned Cranes today are threatened by their removal from the wild. The practice of illegal removal from the wild and domesticating the birds is rampant throughout Rwanda and if not stopped, the species may become extinct from the wild altogether.

Grey Crowned Cranes are reared as pets at some hotels, homes, exported by illegal wildlife traders, and used in traditional healing rituals. 

 

The Rwanda Development Board, through its conservation programme, is supporting Rwandan veterinarian and prestigious 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise Laureate Dr. Olivier Nsengimana through his project to protect the Grey Crowned Cranes in Rwanda. So far, four cranes have been moved to Akagera National Park where they are now enjoying being in their natural habitat.

 

RDB and its stakeholders would like to thank all those who have called to register the cranes that they have in captivity. Below are next steps:

  • Encourage more people who have Grey Crowned Cranes in their home or hotels to register them
  • Visit and put a leg band with a unique identifying number on the cranes. The leg bands will help to know the total number of cranes in captivity.
  • Select a number of Grey Crowned Cranes among these in captivity to be rehabilitated and reintroduced to their natural habitat.

It is important for owners to call and register their cranes now to avoid future penalties. Any crane without a leg band will be considered newly poached. According to an existing legislation stipulated in the organic law, the penal code and ministerial orders that protects these endangered birds; it is illegal to domesticate the birds.  Please note that not all the cranes in captivity will be taken back to the wild but it is important to have a full database of those in captivity so that the illegal trade of cranes can be controlled and eventually stopped.

 

With the support of the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda, a quarantine facility is being built in Kigali where the cranes that will be reintroduced to the wild will be screened and monitored first. They will then be transferred to Akagera National Park after this process.

 

Contact us:

Olivier Nsengimana                0784841184    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        

Antoine Mudakikwa                0788552826    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Albert Kayitare                        0788585922    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rwanda signs second Hotel deal with Protea Hotels

Protea Hotels, the largest and leading luxury brand in Africa has signed a second project in Rwanda during the Africa Hotel Investment Forum that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 29th September to 1st October 2014.

The 76 keys resort hotel is under construction in Rusizi District, located in the Western Province of in Rwanda and will be completed in 2016. The hotel will be called Protea Kivu Marina Resort Hotel and it will feature various amenities and services.

The US$22 million investment project is an excellent Private Public Partnership model as the 7 districts that make up the Western Province as well as the Catholic Diocese of Rusizi are shareholders in the project. The project is a land mark development for Kivu Belt Tourism Sub Master Plan.

The Head of Tourism and Conservation Ambassador Yamina Karitanyi, who is attending the investment forum said that; ‘The Kivu Belt is one of our priority areas for tourism development and diversification of our offering. Therefore, we welcome partnerships such as this one with Protea as it will benefit Rwandans directly as well as contribute to Rwanda’s competitiveness especially in the Tourism sector.’

Protea Hotels Group is now part of Marriott Hotels International, one of the leading hotels in the world that is also developing a 5 star Hotel in Kigali. Other major international brands that have joined Rwanda’s Tourism sector include; Radisson Blu, Radisson by Park Inn, Kempinski, Sheraton and Golden Tulip.

Protea Hotels is the largest and leading hotel group in Africa with the most extensive footprint; more than 116 hotels throughout South Africa and six other African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania. The company was founded in 1984 and has grown its portfolio and brands since. The group comprises of two brands, namely the mid-up market Protea Hotels (including the lifestyle brand Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!) brand and the superior deluxe African Pride Hotels, Lodges and Country Houses brand.

Protea Hotels is the winner of 2 World Travel Awards for Best Hotel Group in Africa, winner of 3 Sunday Times Markinor Top Hotel Brand Awards, the winner of 4 Coolest Hotel Group awards in the Sunday Times Generation Next surveys and the winner of the Ask Africa South African Customer Service Award 2013.

 

Rwanda Remains Ebola free

Kigali, Sunday 28th September 2014: The Ministry of Health would like to inform Rwandans and all visitors to Rwanda that Rwanda is Ebola free. The lab results of the patient who was reported in the media this past week were negative for the Ebola Virus Disease.

 The government has put in place measures aimed at protecting Rwandans from Ebola. Surveillance systems and emergency management systems are in place. Health workers have been trained across the country and are vigilant.

Together with partners, the Ministry of Health has increased sensitization measures about Ebola virus disease through the media and community outreach activities. All this will enable timely detection, notification and appropriate management of any suspected cases to safeguard Rwandans. The Ministry will always provide credible information on any case that is considered a public health threat.

For More information contact: RBC-Rwanda Health Communication E-mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Nathan Mugume Tel: +250788567373

 

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