Tag: Rwanda

High Commission of Rwanda and Rwanda Development Board organises ‘Rwanda – The Royal Tour’ in Mumbai

The High Commission of Rwanda – Delhi and Rwanda Development Board organised a workshop called Rwanda – The Royal Tour on February 5 at The Westin Mumbai Garden City. The workshop was put together by Inspiration Unlimited Events. The workshop was organised to familiarise the travel trade and media to the grandness of Rwanda – […]

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Rwanda to launch robust promotional activities in 2018 to lure Indian travellers

Darshan Baid | Mumbai The Rwanda High Commission along with local suppliers debuted in OTM this year. Ernest Rwamucyo, High Commissioner of Rwanda to India, informed Travel News Digest about the promotional strategies Rwanda will initiate this year in order to lure the Indian travellers. Rwamucyo stated, “We will be undertaking quite a number of […]

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Rwanda — A country that must be close to paradise

By Sandy & Vyjay Rwanda — a small country that lies just two degrees south of the equator — is sure to stun you with its beauty, and ultimately transforms you into a poet, writer or painter. It truly lives up to its taglines of ‘Remarkable Rwanda’ and ‘The land of a thousand hills and […]

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Rwanda to celebrate the gorilla naming ceremony to attract tourists

Rwanda will host the 12th annual Kwita Izina, the gorilla-naming ceremony inspired by the ancient Rwandan tradition of naming babies soon after they are born, on September 2. In the 11 years since the event was established, two hundred and sixteen mountain gorilla babies have been named in a celebration of nature together with the […]

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Rwanda eyes good share of the MICE business

In 2015, Rwanda emerged a surprise 7th in the continental rankings for Africa by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). This was accomplished with one major conference facility available, the Kigali Serena Hotel and Conference Centre. A new national convention centre will open in June this year for the upcoming African Union Summit. Also […]

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Rwanda targets Indian tourists and investors

The High Commission of Rwanda in India in cooperation with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) turned their vision towards the Indian travel trade to promote Rwanda as a new destination for tourism and investment opportunities by organising a two-city road show. This followed close on the heels of a very successful participation at the OTM […]

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Kigali Convention Centre to open in June with hosting of African Union Summit

The Kigali Convention Centre will open in June this year, just in time to host the 27th African Union Summit. The Executive Chairperson of Ultimate Concepts Limited (UCL) which owns this project, Eng. Didier Sugashya said the Centre is poised to be a service hub in the East African Community. Valued at more than $ […]

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Rwanda Tourism targets Indian MICE business

Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) Tourism and Conservation Department is all set to target Indian MICE business in the New Year. RDB’s Meetings Planners Guide 2016 was launched recently at a glittering function held at Fortune Exoctica Hotel, Vashi, to coincide with the award ceremony for women achievers organised by the Indian Merchants’ Chamber, Navi Mumbai […]

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Rwanda gains 4% rise in tourist arrivals

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) revealed that tourism generated USD 304.9 million in 2014 compared to USD 293.6 million during 2013 showing a four percent rise. According to the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration, Rwanda hosted almost 1,220,0000 visitors in 2014 compared to around 1,122,000 visitors hosted in 2013. The 97,000 more visitors corresponded to […]

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Major progress reported for travel and tourism in Eastern Africa

At a meeting in Nairobi, the Heads of State of host country Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, took two key decisions into consideration which will change the face of travel and tourism in Eastern Africa. The expatriates living in any three countries of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda and who have a work or residency permit can […]

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