For the first time in Africa, Rwanda is to host the prestigious world travel awards in the Kigali capital city on 10th October this year (2017). Many people including government officials, luminaries, industry leaders, broadcast media and international print are all anticipated to grace the upcoming ceremony. World spread, Rwanda is renowned as a land of a thousand hills, cherished for the clean and organized Kigali streets, hospitable people and the incredible tourism experience hardly found elsewhere. Looking at past and present Rwanda, the country is surely a success that has risen from ashes to a shining star. The hosting of the world travel gala is ad added opportunity for Rwanda to claim its progress as Africa’s leading tourism destinations well as enhancing networking among all people in the travel industry. .
The first world travel gala was held in 1993 aimed at acknowledging, rewarding and celebrating excellence in all sectors of tourism at global level and since then the event is held every year in one of the world’s continents. Worldwide, Rwanda is well known for the specular rolling hills, beautiful sceneries, water bodies, undisturbed tropical rain forest and wildlife life especially endangered mountain gorillas which make it worth visiting. This means that the event is an opportunity for Rwanda to market herself as a growing player which offer quality hospitality and tourism services.
The ceremony will be held at Radisson Blu hotel within the Kigali convention center with a seating area accommodating roughly 5000 people. Radisson Blu hotel has a total of 292 rooms and suits all of which have private balconies, Wireless internet connections and flat screen satellite television which all make a stay there interesting. There are two restaurants, serving all day dining, with continental and Rwanda favorites along with the lounge bar serving the city’s widest array of drinks and selected international wines.
Similarly, a highest caliber for international hotel investors and leaders from international and local markets will meet at the conference. Additionally, there will be a meeting for Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and AviaDev starting from 10th to 12th October aimed at driving investments into infrastructures, tourism projects and advancement of hotels across Africa. The world travel awards help to bring together all airlines, industry suppliers, airports, tourism authorities and governments hence determining the future air connectivity and infrastructure development of Africa.
The reason for combining all events (the world’s travel gala, AHIF, AviaDev ands WTA is meant to focus attention on how important a successful travel and hospitality industry is in promoting Africa’s economic future. Its also an added opportunity for the aviation and hotel development communities to share intelligence on their future plans catalyzing tourism development on the continent. Rwanda is the main stage of AHIF, the combination of AHIF for better investment, Avia Dev for aviation route planning and the WTA for excellence in travel, all happening at the same time in the same place.
Rwanda has increasingly become a travel destination for international leisure, meetings, incentives and conferences due to excellent infrastructures and an array of iconic tourism attractions making it a stop center for these events.
For those interested in voting for the world travel awards, 21st august 2017 is the last day for voting. Detailed information about voting procedures and guidelines, contact their website on www.worldtravelawards.com/vote. To check the nominees, check out on www.travelawards.com/nominees/2017/afroca and choose whom to vote for your self. Voting and rewarding of the world travel awards is a strategy to ensure quality service delivery as winners set the benchmark for others to aspire. The event is celebrated each year in the globe to recognize and celebrate collective and individual success within each geographical region.
For purposes of facilitating transport during the event, Rwanda Air (national carrier) has been nominated as well as the Radisson Blu Hotel and The Convention Centre for accommodation and provision of services to clients.
Conclusively therefore, be part of 2017 world’s travel gala in Kigali Rwanda and help in promoting Rwanda’s tourism industry.