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Nyungwe women’s cooperative benefits from tourism income

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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 Development Board responds with better service campaign

(eTN) - Hot on the heels of growing demands by the private sector stakeholders that Rwanda needs more training for staff working in the hospitality industry, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) for Tou

Rwanda embarks on Google mapping of tourism attractions

(eTN) - Today is a significant day in Rwanda, as work will get underway for another first, where Rwanda takes the lead in the region and on the continent, with teams going out into the field, especial

Rwanda Presidential Advisory Council focuses on tourism

(eTN) - On the eve of linking Rwanda with 5-star flights to the rest of the world through Qatar Airways’ (QR) award-winning service – QR is the first of the major Gulf giants to fly daily to Kigal

Lake Kivu islands survey may hold key to future conservation use

(eTN0 - Several dozen of the scenic islands, which dot Lake Kivu in Rwandan waters, will be surveyed in coming months to determine which ones can be used for human settlement and which should remain u

Tourism ends as top earner for 2011 in Rwanda

(eTN) - Preliminary figures availed over the weekend from usually well-informed sources indicate that the tourism sector has overtaken coffee and tea to become Rwanda’s top foreign exchange earner,

More than 2 dozen hotels await star rating in Rwanda

(eTN) - The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) for Tourism and Conservation, has concluded the first phase of the East Africa-wide grading and classifying of hotels, resorts, lodges, and other hospitality

Rwanda Hotel Association elects new chair

(eTN) - The just concluded annual general meeting of the Rwanda Hotel and Restaurant Association has elected Mr. Dennis Karera as the new chairperson. Upon his election, Mr.

Rwanda’s arrivals up by 28 percent

(eTN) - The Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) Tourism and Conservation division staff went to London’s World Travel Market (WTM) armed with good news: Arrivals are up, again, by over 28 percent com

Rwanda Development Board diversifies tourism

KIGALI – Rwanda Development Board (RDB), in the process to diversify tourism products that it has been developing under the ST-EP project, will officially launch the Congo Nile Trail on November 25,

International Council of Tourism Partners welcomes Rwanda as destination member

ICTP (International Council of Tourism Partners) is proud to announce that the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is the latest destination to become a member of ICTP.

Japan targeted by Rwanda tourism for more visitors

(eTN) - The recently concluded JATA 2011, Japan’s if not Southeast Asia’s leading travel show, was once again attended by a delegation from Rwanda’s tourism fraternity, ever keen to open new mar

Rwanda tourism launching Congo Nile Trail

(eTN) - In another remarkable show of innovative spirit, the Rwanda Development Board - Tourism and Conservation in recent months developed a new trail, which will take visitors to the continental wat

Gishwati Forest lined up as Rwanda’s next national park

(eTN) - Sources close to the Rwanda Development Board’s Tourism and Conservation Division have confirmed earlier in the week that Gishwati Forest, featured recently in RwandAir’s inflight magazine

New airport for Rwanda under review

(eTN) - Plans for a new international airport outside Kigali in Bugesera, Rwanda, are being reviewed, with the latest studies revealing a staggering cost of at least US$600 million.

New record arrivals affirm validity of conservation policies in Rwanda

(eTN) - The Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) Tourism and Conservation Division earlier in the week released their latest data on the trends the tourism industry has taken in 2011.

Views of Nyungwe Forest from above and below

RWANDA (eTN) - If ever I have entered an enchanted forest, where I expected to momentarily see elves and hobbits emerge from behind these huge moss covered trees, or where I would run into these legen

Rwanda Development Board launches new bird routes

(eTN) - The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Tourism and Conservation division, in conjunction with the Rwanda Birding Association, has launched three new routes for tourists visiting the east of the co

Former king’s palace at center of new culture tourism drive

(eTN) - Today is the launch of Rwanda’s new "Cultural Tourism" product, when the rehabilitated and refurbished former palace and residence of the late King Mutara III Rudahingwa is being formally la

Rwanda museums to promote cultural tourism

(eTN) - The Rwanda national museums have, just in time for the big Kwita Izina week, announced that they will play their part in promoting cultural tourism aspects to visitors, showing them the rich h

Kanombe International Airport upgrades to continue

(eTN) - Although the planning for the new Bugesera International Airport is continuing on schedule, the Rwandan government is nevertheless committed to upgrading and modernizing the present Kanombe In