When the Africa Hotel Investment Forum comes to Kigali later this year, mark your calendar, will AVIADEV also take place at the same time. AVIADEV is an aviation event which will bring, right here in Africa and not in the Gulf, together airlines, airports, tourism authorities and governments to discuss the future of air connectivity for Africa IN AFRICA …
Gorilla Madness 2016!
Bench Events will be raising money for the gorilla organisation www.gorillas.org by participating in the great gorilla run.
The event, now in its 14th year takes place on 17th September in London and is an 8km fun run with a twist. Participants will take in the sights of London, whilst wearing a full gorilla suit (included in the entry fee). We would like to invite all of our partners and supporters to sign up and join the Bench team, just enter “gorilla madness” as the team name.
If you are unable to join us, but would like to support this great cause, please donate via our justgiving page, All proceeds will be collated and the final amount will be presented to the CEO of the gorilla organisation onsite in Kigali during the event.
International flight bookings to Africa for the summer season are currently almost 6% ahead of where they were at this time last year, according to the latest data from ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 14 million reservation transactions each day.
The figures show a 5.9% increase in forward bookings from May to October compared with 2015, with robust growth in arrivals from across the globe as well as from within the continent.
The ForwardKeys data has been produced in partnership with AviaDev Africa, a route planning and development conference being launched by Bench Events in Kigali, Rwanda. The October event is being run in parallel with the high-profile Africa Hotel Investment Forum and will, for the first time, bring together airlines, airports, government representatives and tourism authorities to discuss the future connectivity of the continent.