Africa: “An inspirational story”: Rwanda’s Travel & Tourism economy up 14% in 2018

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The Travel & Tourism economy of Rwanda grew by 13.8% last year – one of the fastest rates in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector released today. In 2018, Travel & Tourism contributed RWF1.3 trillion (US$1.4 billion) to the country’s economy, an increase […]

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Africa: Meet the Japanese woman in Rwanda, who understands Yoruba, Hausa languages

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Mrs. Mio Yamada owns and runs a Japanese restaurant in Kigali, Rwanda. Aside this, she is a biker (cyclist) and her garden is open to bikers affiliated with The Warmshowers; an association of bikers/cyclists, who travel the world on bicycles. Yamada, who has lived in Singapore, studied African languages at Osaka University in Japan. And she still converses, albeit, in […]

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Africa: Rwanda seeks to become regional aviation hub for both passengers and cargo as it plans airport expansion

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Rwanda is seeking to become a regional aviation hub for both passengers and cargo, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, Rwandan Minister of State in charge of Transport in the Ministry of Infrastructure said Monday. . “We are looking at Rwanda as a regional hub, not only with a focus on passenger traffic but also for cargo. We are looking at the […]

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Tourism: Trekking Rwanda with Jack Hanna is trip of a lifetime for 88-year-old globetrotter

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Crossing the globe is a hobby of sorts for Salem Township resident Jean Loughry. At 88, she’s closing in on having seen as many countries as years — 62 to date. So the prospect of 17 hours of air travel, from Pittsburgh to Rwanda, is not daunting — especially when the payoff is seeing silverback gorillas and golden monkeys in […]

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Africa: Rwanda, Italy inks bilateral air services pact

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Rwanda has recently signed a bilateral air services agreement with Italy during a global aviation meeting in Colombo. The agreement, in short called Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement (BASA), now paves the way of airlines from the two countries entering into discussions and eventually launch flights between Kigali and Rome and other Italian cities like Milan. RwandAir already flies from Kigali to […]

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Africa: Rwanda hosted 169 conferences and almost 1 million passengers at the Airport in 12 months and about the start flights to Israel and New York

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The number of people visiting or transiting through Rwandan airports is set to increase to over one million this fiscal year, according to projections from the Ministry of Infrastructure and affiliated institutions. According to figures presented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Christian Rwakunda, aviation traffic will rise to 1,151,300, from 926,571 passengers. The figure includes those […]

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Africa: Tourism destination forging ahead in Rwanda

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Rwanda is known as the country of a thousand hills. The country spread out in folds of undulating hills and mountains covered by lush green foliage. It boasts of a very mild weather that is punctured by rain cloud and rains with a very welcoming people. Gradually, Rwanda is gathering fans among adventure travellers who are looking for a new […]

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Africa: Rwanda Is Making a Push for the Right Number of High-Spending Visitors

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Rwanda is setting itself up as Africa’s new big luxury tourism destination. And while mountain gorillas are the country’s main attraction, new luxury lodges will help open up other regions of this small, yet highly diverse country. There’s a lot of buzz about Rwanda. The country is starting to build a new international airport, RwandAir is applying to fly non-stop […]

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Africa: With 16000 Visitors from UK in 2017 Rwanda prepares for more Tourists

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Visit Rwanda has reported a large increase in the number of UK travellers choosing the country as a tourism destination. Visitor numbers grew by 21 per cent last year, compared with 2016, with over 16,000 business and leisure travellers going from the UK to Rwanda in 2017. Rwanda is one of the fastest growing countries in Africa and has seen […]

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Africa: Ghana signs Air Service Aviation Agreement with Rwanda

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The governments of Rwanda and Ghana on Monday signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) liberalizing commercial flights between the two countries. The agreement was signed between Rwanda’s Minister of State in charge of Transport, Eng. Jean De Dieu Uwihanganye and the Minister for Aviation of Ghana, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, at the Ministry of Infrastructure in Kigali. Uwihanganye explained that […]

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