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RwandAir launches Kigali-Harare service

Rwandan national airline, RwandAir, launched four times weekly service between Rwanda's capital city of Kigali and Zimbabwe's capital Harare.The airline will fly between...

Tourism Boards of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda move closer

The emergence of the “Coalition of the Willing” last year saw the launch of such tourism-related initiatives like the introduction of the common tourist visa and the use of joint exhibition spaces

Airline’s new home launches new age

At 9 am local time in Doha, Qatar Airways (QR) will move to the new Hamad International Airport as well as commence flight operations into the brand spanking new mega airport, which was built to accom

Rwanda gets ready to launch religious tourism circuit in Kihebo

(eTN) - The Tourism and Conservation Department of the Rwanda Development Board will this week launch the country’s first religious tourism product, focusing on the Kibeho area in Southern Rwanda.

Nyungwe women’s cooperative benefits from tourism income

(eTN) - The Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) Tourism and Conservation Department, led by Ms.

ICTP partners with Rwanda on mountain gorilla naming ceremony

"Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) said: "We are honored to support this unique initiative with our friends in Rwanda.

Rwanda set for naming of new baby gorillas

(eTN) - All over Rwanda large posters went up last weekend, reminding the country that the annual Festival of the Gorillas, aka Kwita Izina, is now just weeks away.

Rwanda’s Festival of the Gorillas becomes annual tourist destination

(eTN) - When the Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) Tourism and Conservation Department holds their annual Kwita Izina Gorilla Naming Ceremony on Saturday, June 22, at Kinigi, outside Volcano National

Rwanda government introduces new draft tourism bill to parliament

(eTN) - Rwanda’s government yesterday presented a new draft tourism bill to parliament, aimed to strengthen the sector through better regulations and legal provisions.

Rwanda launches preparations for inaugural Miss Tourism event

(eTN) - Rwanda’s first ever Miss Tourism contest will be underway on May 10th, when the 15 finalists, selected from Rwanda’s university and tourism colleges, will be revealed and introduced to the

Key highways to tourist sites in Rwanda blocked by landslides

(eTN) - One of Rwanda’s most important traffic arteries, the highway from Kigali to Musanze, and from there on to Gisenyi, was yesterday completely blocked on the weekend when a landslide took out h

Rwanda government halts hotel sale

(eTN) - As ties with the new Libyan government continue to improve, news broke that the Rwandan government, initially intent to sell off the Umubano Hotel, halted the sale when Laico Hotels failed to

Rwanda Development Board prepares Musanze cave for tourist visits

(eTN) - The Rwanda Development Board’s Tourism and Conservation Department will within the space of the next few weeks officially launch a new tourism site, a cave in the Musanze District which is b

Swiss school to build hotel training facility in Rwanda

(eTN) - A regular source from Kigali has sent information that Rwanda’s Workplace Development Authority (WDA) has apparently entered into an agreement with Swiss-based Les Roches International Schoo

Chinese company wins tender for new Bugesera Airport in Rwanda

(eTN) - News broke a few days ago that Rwanda had finally awarded the contract for the new international airport at Bugesera to the winning bidder, the China State Construction Engineering Corporation

Rica Rwigamba takes over Chair of GVTC

(eTN) – The Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) Head of Tourism and Conservation, Rica Rwigamba, took over as Chairperson of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) yesterday.

Dance your heart out at FESPAD 2013

The 8th edition of the Panafrican Dance Festival (FESPAD 2013) is taking place in Rwanda right now. This week-long event began with the Opening Ceremony that took place on February 24, 2013.

When FESPAD turned into a WETPAD

(eTN) - The combined opinion Friday at the Amahoro National Stadium was that “someone somewhere’” was responsible for the complete washout, in fact blowout, of the opening ceremony as it was jus

Rwanda’s tourism revenue up 17 percent

Rwanda's tourism sector registered tremendous growth as the revenue generated increased by 17% last year compared to 2011.

Rwanda Development board set to grade 30 more hotels this year

(eTN) - Information was confirmed from a regular source in Kigali, that the Rwanda Development Board’s Tourism and Conservation Department will grade at least 30 more hotels this year, following the

Rwanda striving to make hospitality training a greater priority

(eTN) - The Tourism Chamber, part of the Private Sector Federation in Rwanda, has recently completed a field study aimed at establishing service levels and competence among staff encountered in off th

International Coalition of Tourism Partners applauds Rwanda for tourism vision

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia - From 2013 onwards, Rwanda will open up its tourism export market by eliminating visa requirements for African nationals

Rwanda scraps visa in advance rule for African nationals

(eTN) - In a remarkable departure from common practice among African states, Rwanda just declared that come January 1 ALL African nationals will be issued visa on arrival, sparing them the often cumbe

Globe spots put Rwanda in top ten global tourism destinations

(eTN) - One of the world’s leading guide publications, Globe Spot, has named Rwanda as their top 6th global destination, the highest scoring African country in their top 10, with Mozambique in secon

Congo’s regime troops fire into Rwanda

(eTN) - In what has been described as a blatant act of aggression and an overt attempt to drag Rwanda into the civil conflict raging in the Eastern Congo, regime soldiers have fired mortar rounds and

Tour du Rwanda 2012 underway

(eTN) - Rwanda’s annual cycling tour is underway at the national Amahoro Stadium with the first of the 8 stages this year taking riders across the capital of Kigali.

Rwanda launches second phase of grading and classification of hotels

(eTN) - Information was received from Kigali overnight that the Rwanda Development Board’s Tourism and Conservation Department is now embarking on phase two of the ongoing grading and classification

Rwanda’s tourism registers unabated growth

(eTN) - Information made public yesterday in Kigali show a continued strong sectoral growth for the tourism sector in Rwanda, which besides exports of tea and coffee, continues to form a backbone for

Rwanda’s tour and safari guides get professional ratings

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The efforts to inject professionalism into Rwanda’s tourism industry, supported by government via the Rwanda Development Board, the Private Sector Federation’s tourism cham