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Rwanda Convention Bureau reveals chances to fetch $74m from conference tourism


Rwanda Convention Bureau reveals chances to fetch $74m from conference tourism
The conference tourism sector in Rwanda is likely to bring in USD 74 million by June 2019, as stated by Rwanda Convention Bureau. Image Credit: Twitter

The year 2019 looks quite optimistic for Rwanda in terms of its conference tourism sector. A good number of four or five-star international brand hotels have set up shop in Rwanda's capital city Kigali adding to the already existing hospitality facilities.

The conference tourism sector in Rwanda is likely to bring in USD 74 million by June 2019, as stated by Rwanda Convention Bureau. While revealing the figures, Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Convention Bureau, Nelly Mukazayire said that the industry generated USD 52 million in accommodation revenue from 35,000 international delegates in 2018-19 fiscal year.

"2019 looks brighter with a calendar that has a number of events listed with numerous notable international conferences, among them the Africa Fine Coffee and Exhibition starting tomorrow [Wednesday] and expected to bring in 1,500 international delegates and the Africa CEO forum scheduled for March 25 to 26 bringing together top CEOs from across Africa," Nelly Mukazayire said, as reported by The New Times.

"We also have the Africa Health Agenda International Conference in March and in April we have the RAM KATHA KIGALI and the Global Gender summit. Not to mention the International Conference on AIDS and STI's in Africa (ICASA), which is the biggest event on our calendar so far, expected to receive between 7,000 and 9,000 delegates. This is happening in December," she added.

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