The African Tourism Board (ATB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Akamanzi, Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to the African Tourism Board. He will serve as a member of the Board of Sitting Ministers and Appointed Public Officials.
New board members have been joining the organization before the upcoming soft launch of ATB taking place on Monday, November 5, at 1400 hours during World Travel Market in London.
200 top tourism leaders, including ministers from many African countries, as well as Dr. Taleb Rifai, former UNWTO Secretary General, are scheduled to attend the event at WTM.
Click here to find out more about the African Tourism Board meeting on November 5 and to register.
The Rwanda Development Board is evidence that Rwanda is open for business. It is truly a one=stop shop for all investors. It was set up by bringing together all the government agencies responsible for the entire investor experience under one roof. This includes key agencies responsible for business registration, investment promotion, environmental clearances, privatization, and specialist agencies which support the priority sectors of ICT and tourism as well as SMEs and human capacity development in the private sector.
The RDB is independent and influential. It reports directly to the President and is guided by a Board that includes all the key Ministers (e.g., finance, commerce, infrastructure, agriculture). The RDB is built with global expertise. It is modeled on international best practice examples of Singapore and Costa Rica. It has advisory and hands-on support from global entrepreneurs and experts from Singapore Development Board, World Bank, IFC and the Office of Tony Blair.
The Rwanda Development Board is a Council member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners.
ABOUT THE AFRICAN TOURISM BOARD
Founded in 2018, the African Tourism Board (ATB) is an association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to and from the African region. The African Tourism Board is part of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP).
The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research, and innovative events to its members.
In partnership with private and public sector members, ATB enhances the sustainable growth, value, and quality of travel and tourism to, from, and within Africa. The Association provides leadership and counsel on an individual and collective basis to its member organizations. ATB is rapidly expanding opportunities for marketing, public relations, investments, branding, promoting, and establishing niche markets.