Salaam Cultural Museum Founder and Board Member Honored

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Rita Zawaideh Receives International Women’s Day Honor
SEATTLE, WA – 3/9/11 – On Wednesday, March 8, 2011, International Women’s Day, Rita Zawaideh, Founder of Salaam Cultural Museum and owner of Caravan-Serai Tours, was honored along with several other women, for their  service to their communities. The honor was bestowed at the Seattle International Women’s Day Community Celebration Awards Dinner.

Rita Zawaideh receiving award.

From the National Organization of Women website: “This March 8th, celebrate the 100 year anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD) with Seattle NOW and the local women’s community as we honor fabulous Sistahs who work hard to make the world a brighter place!” Click on the link to see a list of all honorees at this event.
International Women’s Day Seattle NOW Awards

Rita has garnered much acclaim for both her community service and her business. She has received an award from the Greater Council of Churches and a United Nations Peace Award. Rita is a seven-time winner of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine’s Top Travel Specialists awards for travel to the Middle East and for two years in a row has been recognized by National Geographic Traveler Magazine for her tours to Yemen as one of NGT’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime. She has also received the Travel Age West Trendsetter Award for Best Community Service Effort.

Congratulations Rita!

Caravan-Serai Tours is a Seattle-based tour company that specializes in the Middle East and North Africa. It offers small group tours and custom independent tour across the region. For info on tours and country data: www.caravan-serai.com.

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