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Rwanda Tour Operators push to diversify with Nyungwe Park

Rwanda Tour Operators push to diversify with Nyungwe Park

In an interview published today on Travel Daily News International’s website, SW Associates President Scott Wayne talks with Manzi Kayihura, President of the Rwanda Tour and Travel Association and Managing Director of Thousand Hills Expeditions in Rwanda about Nyungwe National Park and its recent recognition by the British Guild of Travel Writers. The USAID-sponsored Nyungwe […]

USAID Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda named winner of Best Overseas and Best Global Project Awards by British Guild of Travel Writers

USAID Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda named winner of Best Overseas and Best Global Project Awards by British Guild of Travel Writers

London, November 6th – USAID’s Nyungwe Nziza (“Beautiful Nyungwe”) project was named winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers’ (BGTW) Best Overseas and Best Global Project Awards. At the Guild’s prestigious annual awards dinner in the London’s Savoy Hotel Sunday night, Guild Chair Roger Bray said: “Nyungwe Nziza is a model tourism project for […]

China Outbound – in hot pursuit!

China Outbound – in hot pursuit!

Tapping the Chinese outbound market has become a top priority for many destinations. Not surprising, Chinese travelers are one of the fastest growing markets in both arrivals and expenditures — as SW Associates has seen with every client and every project this year. Everybody wants a slice of the Chinese outbound market. Over the past […]

Policy and Positioning Issue Highlights from World Travel Market

Policy and Positioning Issue Highlights from World Travel Market

The World Travel Market (WTM) finished last week with almost 48,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press in attendance. The WTM was a veritable candy store of seminars, press conferences and exhibitor activities — far more than was humanly possible to absorb. However, a few issues seemed to dominate some of the […]

WTTC downgrades Tourism Growth 2011-12

WTTC downgrades Tourism Growth 2011-12

The global Travel & Tourism industry will grow more slowly in 2011 and 2012 than previously indicated, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC’s annual research, published in March 2011, forecast growth of 4.5% and 5.1% in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Following the deterioration in global financial conditions in the second half of 2011, the […]