Rwanda news update – Hotel assessors graduate


A dozen hotel assessors did last week graduate after a two month training course which focused on the East African Community’s common standards of classification and grading of hotels, lodges, inns, resorts and other hospitality businesses. The course was organized by the East African Community Secretariat and the Rwanda Development Board’s division for Tourism and Conservation, which had in the past repeatedly gone on record for the need to have skilled staff at hand able to carry out the region wide exercise and see to it that Rwandan hospitality standards are equal to those of her neighbours.

The assessors sat for their final exams early this week and are now able to deploy all over the region where the hospitality industry is undergoing assessment before being awarded the coveted ‘star ratings’ – the more the better of course.

Rwanda is notably the second EAC country to complete the mandatory training, following Kenya which had concluded the exercise a while ago, with Tanzania supposed to be the third country to graduate assessors, before Uganda and Burundi will also follow suit.

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