KIGALI Rwanda (Xinhua) --
Rwanda is optimistic of clinching investment
deals with global firms during next week’s Africa Hotel
Investment Forum due to be held Oct. 4-6 in Rwanda capital
It is expected to
convene leading international hotel investors in Africa with
local operators, ministers, government officials and industry
experts, to discuss all aspects of hotel investment and
operation in Africa.
investment conference will lay a platform for African nations
including Rwanda to promote awareness of investment
opportunities in the hospitality industry.
investors attending the conference will be able to discover
potential hospitality investment opportunities in our country.
It will also be an opportunity for local hotel developers to
forge partnerships with investors,” said Belise Kariza, chief
tourism officer at Rwanda Development Board.
She added that the
country will provide an opportunity to delegates to experience
some of the renowned attractions the country has to offer.
organizers of the event, the investment summit will look at the
economic trends, air connectivity and ultimately, how to drive
investment into tourism projects.
forum will among other things deliberate key issues geared
towards supporting hotel and infrastructure development across
Travel and tourism
is seen as a highly attractive growth industry in Africa,
according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. The sector is
responsible for 8.1 percent of Africa’s GDP and it is forecast
to rise at 4.9 percent per annum until 2025.