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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 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

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

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 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

Long-time aviator and former airline executive to chair new RwandAir board

KIGALI, Rwanda - In line with its expansion plans, the national carrier, RwandAir, has unveiled a new Board of Directors who will steer the airline forward under the chairmanship of the newly-appointe

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

Rwandair makes it 13 – and not one bit superstitious

(eTN) - This morning will see the launch of RwandAir’s 13th destination, and already those with superstitious tendencies may be advocating for 12A or 14 instead, but 13 it is and a lucky number by t

RwandAir announces schedule changes ahead of getting 2nd B737-800

(eTN) - Effective November 21, RwandAir will launch a new flight schedule, which will reflect their newly-acquired capabilities with having two long-range B737-800 on their fleet by then.

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

Where next Rwandair?

(eTN) - As Rwandair's (WB) second B737-800 is due to go on the production line very soon and will come to Rwanda during the second half of October, speculation is growing over the next routes RwandAir

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.

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

Never again

(eTN) - As Rwanda commemorated the 17th anniversary of the genocide, which swept the country in April and May 1994, the message from Kigali was loud and clear: NEVER AGAIN.

Rwanda tops East African tourism destinations

(eTN) - The latest World Economic Forum Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report has just put Rwanda ahead of her neighbous in the East African Community, reaching the best marks.

Nyungwe National Park to benefit from new tourist attractions

(eTN) - The opening last week of Rwanda’s first "canopy walk" at the Nyungwe National Park has heralded in a period of intense work to create more infrastructure across the forest park, all aimed to