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In the media: Dutch firms explore investment opportunities in tourism sector (Rwanda)

Representatives of several Dutch companies interested in the tourism sector visited Rwanda in January 2016 to identify viable investment opportunities.

New Times, January 24, 2016

 

Representatives of several Dutch companies interested in the tourism sector are in Rwanda to identify viable investment opportunities.

The companies, led by GreenDreamCompany, a Dutch group that specializes in sustainable area development of natural and cultural heritage sites with the use of tourism, arrived on Wednesday intent on staying for a week.

The trade mission comes a week after local industry operators again showcased Rwanda’s vast tourism potential during a week-long tourism fair Vakantiebeurs 2016 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Read the full news article of the New Times here.

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Establishment of Ubuntu Impact Investments

After almost 10 years of doing business in Africa the founders of GreenDreamCompany have decided to establish Ubuntu Impact Investments: an impact investment company in the leisure & tourism industry, focused on emerging markets and with an innovative and sustainable investment model.

Promoting economic growth by financing private sector initiatives
Ubuntu Impact Investments will finance private sector initiatives that promote economic growth and long-term employment, or that provide aid to the society or improve quality of life.

Please visit www.ubuntu-impact-investments.com for more information.

“Looking to sustain and increase growth, tourism can be harnessed through joint public and private sector efforts to achieve growth, wealth creation and shared prosperity.”

Gaiv Tata – Director of Financial and Private Sector Development for the World Bank in Africa

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Own website for GreenDreamAcademy

GreenDreamAcademy now has it’s own website!

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We are proud to introduce you to: www.greedreamacademy.nl

Since 2013 GreenDreamAcademy  develops and implements vocational training in new and upcoming markets.

As GreenDreamCompany the aim of GreenDreamAcademy is to use tourism destination development as a driver for local job creation and economic growth as well as poverty reduction. Capacity building is an important requirement for all this to happen.

Within the development of tourism destinations GreenDreamAcademy recognizes major challenges when it comes to sustainable, good standard and reliable tourism supply and value chains. The GDA’s aim is to identify, assess and develop the value chains necessary for the development of tourism destinations. Having sustainable, good standard and reliable tourism supply and value chains, in new and upcoming markets, is a necessity to realize this development. At the same time these ‘chains’ form a challenge. In early stages of tourism project development it is important to identify the different chains of the project necessary to successfully realize a sustainable development of the project and area in which it is developed. It needs a professional and committed approach to establish these reliable chains.

Tailor made and onsite Capacity building means strengthening the abilities, knowledge and skills of individuals to improve their living standards and opportunities for the future. Unfortunately, in upcoming markets, an education on tourism and hospitality is not physically within reach of everybody. Besides the physical distance to education, gaps between knowledge supply and demand exist.
GreenDreamAcademy offers you tailor made education on your location.

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Own website for GreenDreamFoundation

Own website for GreenDreamFoundation

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GreenDreamFoundation is a non-profit organization committed to solve 21st century challenges in upcoming markets by acting as catalyst for measurable economic and social outcomes.

In the past, items of GreenDreamFoundation were mentioned on the GreenDreamCompany website, but because of steps in professionalism of the Foundation and her board, she has chosen for her own website: www.greendreamfoundation.com

Both entities have chosen the tourism sector as elevator towards reaching our goal and focus on tourism area destination development, the transformation of rural areas into sustainable eco-tourist destinations in the broadest sense. Community building is at the heart of our foundation and lab development is what we do by functioning as an incubator of new ideas which can develop from labs into independently operating organizations.

“We commend the G20 world leaders for recognizing the importance of Travel & Tourism as a driver of economic growth and job creation for the first time and stand ready to support all efforts by the G20 countries in this respect. This is a significant success for the industry and could not have happened without the support of President Calderon, a leader who truly understands the social-economic value of tourism and its potential to create new jobs in such difficult economic times, and without the commitment of Secretary Gloria Guevara, who so successfully chaired the T20 (Tourism Ministers of G20 countries) last month.” UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai and WTTC President & CEO, David Scowsill in reaction to the declaration of the G20, 2012.

GreenDreamFoundation was formally designated by the Dutch Tax Administration as ANBI (Public Benefit Organization) on January 1, 2008.

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Unrolling the Brand: Solomon’s Hidden Treasures

Logo Solomon's Hidden TreasuresWe are proud to anounce the fact that we have started to enrole our new brand “Solomons Hidden Treasures”. A brand of Family Villages and Cultural Experience Parks (theme-parks) which will be launched in Rwanda and Ethiopia, but aims for 14 East African countries.

 

GreenDreamCompany takes care of the concept- and project development, marketing & communication, sales & merchandising  and organizes the operation by franchising.

For more information on our brand’s journey, please visit our special website:

www.solomonshiddentreasures.com

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