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Rwanda showcases Africa’s commitment to sustainable tourism by hosting WTTC Global Summit

In a significant development, Francis Gatare, the CEO of the Rwanda Development Board, delivered a warm welcome at the 2023 World Travel and Tourism Council Global (WTTC) Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.

The address commenced with a warm welcome to the distinguished guests, including President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Samia Suluhu of Tanzania, and Vice-President Prosper Bazombanza of Burundi.

Gatare expressed his deep gratitude for the unwavering support of these leaders for the tourism sector. He also extended his thanks to Arnold Donald, Julia Simpson, and the entire WTTC community for choosing Rwanda as the host for this year’s summit.

Hosting the WTTC Global Summit in Rwanda, for the first time in Africa, was highlighted as a momentous achievement for the continent. This event is a testament to Rwanda and Africa’s strong commitment to sustainable tourism.

The CEO underscored the crucial role that travel and tourism play in shaping Rwanda’s economy and fostering global unity.

A special invitation was extended to all attendees to partake in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Kwita Izina ceremony, scheduled for next year. This annual event involves the heartwarming tradition of naming baby gorillas and promises to be a remarkable celebration of conservation.

Gatare’s address emphasised the substantial importance of the event, the dedication to sustainable tourism, and the pivotal role of tourism in Rwanda’s economic landscape. The invitation to the forthcoming conservation celebration adds an exciting prospect for the attendees.

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