Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Burundi grabs another tourism award

According to the sources from Bujumbura, Burundi has just got another tourism award just within a very short time after the country won one from the International Tourism B├Ârse best known as ITB 2012 which was held in Berlin despite spending about twenty years of disturbance. This recent award that Burundi has got is being the best exhibitor in a travel and tourism fair compared to all the 14 countries from Africa, Asia and Europe which participated in this fair.

According to the records, this last exhibition has been the 7th International Travel Exhibition ‘Intourmarket-2012 (ITM)’ held in Moscow the capital of Russia from March 17th – 20th, 2012.

Burundi’s prize was received by Ambassador Patricia Rwimo who was the leader of the Burundi delegates, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Posts and Tourism and the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Taleb Rifai from Jordan who handed over the prize mentioned that Burundi go the award as way of appreciating the role played the Government of Burundi in promoting tourism and has made it its very first main concern. this was also exhibited in what and how Burundi displayed its products and the passion they had for their work given the fact that it is one of their tools to achieve national development, but it was also given to them as way of encouraging them to carry on with that level of creativity that was seen at the Burundi stall in Moscow led by that energetic Burundian drummers.

It is important to note that in a statement that was signed by Ambassador Patricia Rwimo who is the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Trade, Industry, Posts and Tourism, it is indicated that this new achievement is a symbol that the Tourism industry in Burundi has at last set off as far as tourism business is concerned. This award has greatly contributed to the good image of Burundi that it may require to develop its tourism industry and get as many tourists from all over the world.

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