Tourism in Rwanda

  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • International Arrivals To Africa Reach More Than 18 Million In 2017

    BOTSWANA, 2017/09/09 Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed before this week the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. According to Euromonitor International’s new data, international arrivals to Africa grew by 6.5 % in 2017, to reach 18,550 million, up from 16,351 million in 2012. Key markets such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius and Tanzania accounted for 70 % of international trips to the Sub-Saharan African region.
  • Rwanda attract global tourists

    RWANDA, 2015/09/29 Rwanda marked the 2015 World Tourism Day on Sunday by unveiling a new cultural center in Rulindo district, northern part of the country. The Rulindo Cultural Center is from presently on an extra tourist spot with a package combining cultural showcasing and community-based tourism, according to officials. The tourism day celebration is a major step in the direction to showcase various aspects of Rwanda's tourism offering beyond the gorilla, a lifetime experience, officials said.
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    RWANDA, 2015/03/19 As competition for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) gets stiff part nations, investors will completely naturally go where they expect the best facilitation; in Rwanda, the new investment code promises just that. Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the government agency charged with facilitating and promoting investments, is upbeat about the new code, which according to the chief operations officer Clare Akamanzi, will come into force within the next two months. On Thursday, Akamanzi addressed a group of 40 investors representing European firms, mostly from United Kingdom and made a presentation that drew heavily from the upcoming investment code.
  • Crucial tourism road in Rwanda making progres

    RWANDA, 2014/06/02 Karim Gisagara, one of the major brains behind the launch of the Congo Nile Trail three years ago, yesterday reported that some 60 kilometers of the new road, which will from presently on connect all 227 kilometers of the trail between Kamembe (Rusizi) via Kibuye (Karongi) to Gisenyi (Rubavu) have been completed while work on the other sections is ongoing. In late November last year, the Rwandan Senate took issue with the slow pace of evolution on this crucial road, which not only connects the two ends of Lake Kivu with each other for the relieve of local transport and improved trade but is thought to be a crucial tourism road.
  • Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have officially presented their joint single tourist visa

    KENYA, 2014/03/09 Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have officially presented their joint single tourist visa to the world at the ongoing International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin, Germany, in an effort to attract a portion of tourists globally, officials said on Thursday. Heads of delegations from the three East Africa Community (EAC) states, forming the tripartite agreement, praised the visa move launched three weeks ago by Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda as a bold move that would boost regional integration and relieve the movement of tourists across the region. Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for East Africa Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, Phyllis Kandie, said whereas in the completed tourists visiting the three nations had to seek separate visas in a cumbersome and costly process, all they needed presently was to acquire one visa at US$100 and visit the three states as a lot of times as they wished for three months.
  • Rwanda and Uganda common tourist visa among the three countries

    KENYA, 2013/08/12 In a departure from the norm, and clearly as a sign of growing frustration with EAC partners putting the brakes on key developments which could push the East African Community forward, Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda have taken steps to ensure that a common tourist visa part the three nations will be reality by January 2014, as will unrestricted travel by using national identity cards. The recent summit in Entebbe, hosted by President Museveni, had by presently stirred the attention of pundits at the same time as the three agreed to make Mombasa their preferred port of call and link the city with Nairobi, Kampala and Kigali by standard gauge railway, which according to the new data at hand is due to be fully operational by 2018.
  • Rica Rwigamba is chief of the Rwanda Development Board that overseas Tourism

    RWANDA, 2013/07/23 Rica Rwigamba is chief of the Rwanda Development Board that overseas Tourism. Rica is as well a council member for the International Coalition of Tourism Partners, a world alliance of travel & tourism destinations that work together on green increase and quality. Her vision on Rwanda tourism as published initial by the East African: "Tourism the world over, has gained very strong impetus, registered changing patterns, supported by new technologies, attracted additional players from the request and supply sides and witnessed remarkable investments.
  • The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP)

    RWANDA, 2012/12/27 The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) has lauded Rwanda following its move to issue entry visas to nationals from amount African nations travelling to or transiting through the country upon arrival at any entry point effective January 1, 2013, saying this would promote tourism.