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A new platform bringing together airlines, airports, hotel and hospitality investors will be launched in Rwanda later this year.
The inaugural AviaDev Africa forum on aviation route planning and development will be held as part of the prestigious Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), providing government and industry with an opportunity to take a strategic approach to the expansion of travel across the continent.
AHIF is Africa’s premier hotel investment conference, attracting over 500 high-calibre executives from 45 countries, as well as key government representatives.
Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events – organisers of AHIF – says: ‘AviaDev Africa will be a valuable opportunity for leading executives from aviation and hotel development to have some serious and fruitful discussions on how to develop the future connectivity of the continent.’
AviaDev Africa is timely, organisers say. Seven of the 10 fastest growing passenger markets over the next 20 years are reported to be in Africa, and Rwanda, the host country, is among them.
The event will open at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre in Kigali on 4 October, joining the main AHIF conference on 5 and 6 October.
Belise Kariza, Chief Tourism Officer at the Rwanda Development Board, says: ‘We want to showcase Rwanda as a key destination to do business. The AHIF conference is a vital part of that, and the addition of a forum focused on aviation developments, AviaDev, provides an important platform for the aviation and hotel sectors to discuss future development projects and forge new relationships.’
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