Rwanda Calling 2015 targets the Indian outbound travel market

first_imgRwanda Calling 2015, an initiative of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), aimed at enhancing trade, tourism and investments into the country, held its International Business Forum recently at the Lemigo Hotel, Kigali.Guldeep Singh Sahni, President, Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) led the 15 member delegation, which consisted of businessmen and investors from diverse sectors such as tourism, education, healthcare, manufacturing, trading as well as communications and information technology.The highlight of the Conference was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Rwanda Tours and Travel Association (RTTA) and OTOAI. Sahni, signed on behalf of OTOAI, while Joseph Birori, Chairman, signed on behalf of RTTA.Birori remarked, “This MoU will help in marketing Rwanda as a must -visit tourist destination in India, which we expect to significantly increase number of tourists from the country.”Birori was of the opinion that the agreement will enable Rwanda to tap the huge Indian market and help improve the sector’s foreign exchange earnings.Sahni added, “Rwanda is an attractive country with its natural resources. Our members will work with you to encourage more Indians to visit Rwanda.”Faustin Karasira, Head, Tourism Department, RDB said, “We want to penetrate the Indian market, especially by targeting business tourists. Besides, when more Indians visit the country, they will recommend Rwanda to their friends and business partners, which will help us to tap investors for the tourism and hospitality industries.”Clarence Fernandes, the Mumbai based Representative of RDB said, “We are indeed delighted to bring in the first ever familiarisation tour from India, which consists of top producing outbound tour operators, including Kuoni, Thomas Cook, Kesari Tours, Urvi Tours, Akbar Travels, Harshil Travels, Weldon Travels and High Flyers.”“Actually showcasing a MICE event, Rwanda Calling 2015, to these MICE planners, alongside with the various attractions that Rwanda has to offer, has given our travel and tour partners a firsthand experience of the destination and we do believe that it is now only a matter of time, before we shall be able to see tangible results of this FAM tour organised in collaboration with Kenya Airways – the Pride of Africa.”last_img read more

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first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments   Share   Before the start of the draft, Peterson spent some time with Cam Newton, Deion Sanders, Les Miles and the family members he brought as guests for his big moment.Miles, Peterson’s coach at LSU, talked with Peterson and shared that he will be missing him big time come the start of the school’s next season.“I can’t wait to see [Newton] play and I know he can’t wait to see me play as well,” Peterson said on the video after Newton was taken first overall by the Carolina Panthers. Little did he know at the time that if both players become Week 1 starters, they’ll be facing off on the field at University of Phoenix Stadium.Shortly after the Bengals selected A.J. Green with the fourth overall pick, his moment came. Peterson noticed he was receiving a phone call and silently pointed it out to his guests.“Hello?” he answered.“Patrick how you doing?” came Ken Whisenhunt’s voice on the other side.He replied, “Hey, how you doing Coach?”“Good. Well we’re excited that we’re going to get you. I think that obviously you’ll be a good addition to our football team and we’re going to expect a lot out of you.” Top Stories Patrick Peterson walked onto the red carpet leading up to Radio City Music Hall wearing a red tie, red pocket square and red sunglasses.Lots of red.He walked out of the 2011 NFL Draft as an Arizona Cardinal, with the color signifying a whole lot more.As part of an All Access video from the NFL Network and the Cardinals, Peterson was followed around during the draft by cameras, giving fans insight on how his life changed in the span of five draft picks. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Whisenhunt won’t be the only one. After receiving his first of many Arizona Cardinals jerseys, Peterson didn’t hesitate to give NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a bear hug and walked off the stage to cheers and congratulations from fans.The congratulations will soon turn into expectations, but Peterson appears ready. Walking backstage, new jersey in hand, he kept his excitement brief.“I’m a Cardinal!” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more