WORLD TOURISM AWARDS 2017 HONOURED H.E. PAUL KAGAME, PRESIDENT, REPUBLIC OF RWANDA, FOR VISIONARY LEADERSHIP, CHARITY CHALLENGE, AND MICATO SAFARIS-AMERICASHARE HONOURED FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AT THE EVENT

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World Travel Market, London, Nov. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H.E. Paul Kagame, President, Republic of Rwanda, was presented with the 2017 World Tourism Award for visionary leadership yesterday, 6 November 2017, the opening day of World Travel Market London at Excel Centre. The other Award recipients were, Charity Challenge and Micato Safaris-AmericaShare honoured for sustainable tourism. Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor, multi Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter as well as world renowned travel expert, hosted the Awards presentation.

 

The World Tourism Awards, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, are co-sponsored by Corinthia Hotels, The New York Times, and Reed Travel Exhibitions. Inaugurated in 1997, the World Tourism Awards were established to recognise “

 

Presenting the Awards on behalf of the sponsors were: Matthew Dixon, Commercial Director, Corinthia Hotels; Patrick Falconer, Executive Director – UK, The New York Times; and representing Reed Travel Exhibitions, Jeanette Gilbert, Head of Marketing & Communications, World Travel Market.  Guest speaker at the Awards Ceremony was Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

 

The World Tourism Award for Visionary Leadership was presented to H.E. Paul Kagame, in recognition of “.”

 

Charity Challenge was honoured, in recognition “

 

The third honouree, Micato Safaris-AmericaShare, was in recognition “

 

The Award ceremony was followed by a reception and a special performance by The National Ballet of Rwanda, Urukerereza.

 

The World Tourism Award itself, , was specially designed and handcrafted on the Mediterranean Island of Malta by Mdina Glass, and celebrates the qualities of leadership and vision that inspire others to reach new heights.  

The World Tourism Awards, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, are presented annually at World Travel Market London and sponsored by Corinthia Hotels, New York Times and Reed Travel Exhibitions. It was inaugurated to  The World Tourism Award is organized by The Bradford Group on behalf of the sponsors.

 

 

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events business, enhancing the power of face to face through data and digital tools at over 500 events a year, in more than 43 countries, attracting more than 7m participants. East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

 

Rwanda - www.rwandatourism.com

Charity Challenge - www.charitychallenge.com/

Micato Safaris-AmericaShare - www.micato.com/commitment/micato-americashare/

 

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Reed Travel Exhibitions – www.reedtravelexhibitions.com

 

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