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Tourism Boards of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda move closer

Tourism Boards of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda move closer

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

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 ...

Airline’s new home launches new age

Airline’s new home launches new age

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H.Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

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 ...

RwandAir set to launch Douala operations with 5 flights per week come end March

African Airlines RwandAir set to launch Douala operations with 5 flights per week come end March

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

RWANDAIR NOW JUST A MONTH AWAY FROM DOUALA LAUNCH

Rwanda gets ready to launch religious tourism circuit in Kihebo

Rwandan Religious Tourism Rwanda gets ready to launch religious tourism circuit in Kihebo

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(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 ...

Nyungwe women’s cooperative benefits from tourism income

Rwanda Development Board Tourism and Conservation Nyungwe women’s cooperative benefits from tourism income

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

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

ICTP partners with Rwanda on mountain gorilla naming ceremony

Tourism Rwanda celebrates Nature, Empowering Communities 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

Kwita Izina at the gates Rwanda set for naming of new baby gorillas

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(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

Kwita Izina 2013 will name a dozen new gorilla babies Rwanda’s Festival of the Gorillas becomes annual tourist destination

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(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 ...

Rwanda government introduces new draft tourism bill to parliament

strengthening the tourism sector Rwanda government introduces new draft tourism bill to parliament

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(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

2013 Miss Tourism Rwanda Event Rwanda launches preparations for inaugural Miss Tourism event

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

Key highways to tourist sites in Rwanda blocked by landslides

from Kigali to Musane, Ruhengeri Key highways to tourist sites in Rwanda blocked by landslides

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

(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 ...

Rwanda government halts hotel sale

part of Gadaffi hotel empire Rwanda government halts hotel sale

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

Rwanda Development Board prepares Musanze cave for tourist visits

Rwanda tourism Rwanda Development Board prepares Musanze cave for tourist visits

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

Swiss school to build hotel training facility in Rwanda

Rwandan tourism Swiss school to build hotel training facility in Rwanda

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

Chinese company wins tender for new Bugesera Airport in Rwanda

Rwanda aviation Chinese company wins tender for new Bugesera Airport in Rwanda

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

Rica Rwigamba takes over Chair of GVTC

Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration in Rwanda Rica Rwigamba takes over Chair of GVTC

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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

Panafrican Dance Festival in Rwanda 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

Storm blows out opening ceremony but not Rwandan spirit When FESPAD turned into a WETPAD

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

Rwanda's tourism revenue up 17 percent

Rwanda's tourism sector registered tremendous growth 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

ensuring standards and quality of tourism establishments Rwanda Development board set to grade 30 more hotels this year

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

Rwanda striving to make hospitality training a greater priority

field study results Rwanda striving to make hospitality training a greater priority

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

International Coalition of Tourism Partners applauds Rwanda for tourism vision

Rwanda ends visa requirements for African nationals 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 ...

Rwanda scraps visa in advance rule for African nationals

Visa on demand Rwanda scraps visa in advance rule for African nationals

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

Globe spots put Rwanda in top ten global tourism destinations

Spotlight on Rwanda Globe spots put Rwanda in top ten global tourism destinations

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

Congo’s regime troops fire into Rwanda

blatant act of aggression Congo’s regime troops fire into Rwanda

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

Tour du Rwanda 2012 underway

Sports tourism in Rwanda Tour du Rwanda 2012 underway

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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

Tourism and Conservation Department of Rwanda Development Board Rwanda launches second phase of grading and classification of hotels

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

Rwanda’s tourism registers unabated growth

Tourism receipt figures climb Rwanda’s tourism registers unabated growth

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(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 ...

Rwanda's tour and safari guides get professional ratings

Rwandan Tourism Rwanda's tour and safari guides get professional ratings

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

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 ...

Clinton set to arrive in Uganda to discuss Congo fighting

fight for control of rich mining areas Clinton set to arrive in Uganda to discuss Congo fighting

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to arrive in Uganda this coming Tuesday for discussions with President Museveni on the renewed crisis in Eastern Congo, where intense ...

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