Rwanda recognized at the 2017 New York times travel show

Rwanda at the Newyork times travel show.

Rwanda at Newyork Times Travel showThe Republic of Rwanda during the New York times travel show that started on 27th to 29th January 2017 in the United States was recognized with a beautiful award-of-excellence for having the ‘Best Small Booth’.

Rwanda exhibited its tourism as well as travel sector within the section of the African continent during this New York travel show; however it stood out among the rest due to its unique beautiful presentations plus designs.

In accordance with the observers of this event, Rwanda earned this recognition mainly because of the beautiful traditional outfits they were wearing while exhibiting their Rwanda safari holidays, which complemented their beautifully decorated stand.

According to the account manager of Travel Advertising department – Mr. Brad Kolondy, this award of excellence was granted base on the following: best presentation of relevant information, designing of the booth, presence as well as space utilization.

This was the third time Rwanda was exhibiting at this fair in consecutive years; showcasing their thrilling cultural performances as well as the different cultural manifestations in Rwanda.

Belise Kariza a chief officer within the tourism department at the Rwanda Development Board mentioned that this award presented the great confidence that Rwanda is continuing to earn across the international tourism market.

She added that as a country, Rwanda is really honored and much encouraged to have been given this award at the 2017 New York times travel show. Along with airline and tour operators, they exhibited the varied tourism potential of Rwanda and being granted this award was a reassurance of the country’s tourism confidence internationally.

According to the exhibitors who participated, they said that this travel show offered the perfect platform to show the rest of the world the thrilling tourism experiences that the country offers to anyone who visit on a holiday and also creating an opportunity for the local tour operators to interact as well as network with various international tourism players.

This travel fair is among the trade-travel shows that run for the longest duration in North America and it features consumer seminars as well as a travel sector conference, with approximately 500 exhibitors from Europe, Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, Asia, Mexico, Australia – South Pacific, Canada as well as Latin America.

Over the recent year, the tourism industry of Rwanda has gained more and more global recognition and at the same time maintained its number one position as the leading earner of foreign exchange in the country.

Not long ago, Rwanda was ranked 14th internationally by the American Luxury & Travel Magazine among the best international tourist destination whereas CNN and Bloomberg listed Rwanda as one of the best 17 tourists and safari destinations for the year 2017.

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