How profitable is Rwanda’s hospitality industry
23 March 2019 | 1:06 pm
As Rwanda inches close to the $74 million revenue target in the MICE sector in 2018/2019 financial year and $88 million in 2019/20 up from $42 million collected in 2017, CNBC Africa is joined by Dr. Albert Butare, International Energy Consultant who also happens to own a hotel in Kigali, for an insight into the opportunities arising from Kigali’s new status as a conference tourism hub.
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