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Rwanda Tourism growing double digits

Rwanda Tourism growing double digits

Rwanda Tourism growing double digits BY PROF. WOLFGANG THOME, ETN EAST AFRICA | SEP 06, 2013 in eTurboNews Data released in Kigali yesterday show a continued and sustained growth of the country’s tourism sector. During the first half of 2013 the tourism industry’s revenues grew by 11 percent while tourist numbers rose by 14 percent […]

USAID’s Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda launches professional guide certification program in Nyungwe National Park

USAID’s Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda launches professional guide certification program in Nyungwe National Park

USAID’s Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda launches professional guide certification program in Nyungwe National Park   Kigali, February 14th – Through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Nyungwe Nziza Project in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board, Nyungwe National Park (NNP) has just become the first park in Africa to train all guides […]

USAID Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda named winner of Best Overseas and Best Global Project Awards by British Guild of Travel Writers

USAID Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda named winner of Best Overseas and Best Global Project Awards by British Guild of Travel Writers

London, November 6th – USAID’s Nyungwe Nziza (“Beautiful Nyungwe”) project was named winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers’ (BGTW) Best Overseas and Best Global Project Awards. At the Guild’s prestigious annual awards dinner in the London’s Savoy Hotel Sunday night, Guild Chair Roger Bray said: “Nyungwe Nziza is a model tourism project for […]

Nyungwe Nziza Project voted one of best tourism development projects by the British Guild of Travel Writers

Nyungwe Nziza Project voted one of best tourism development projects by the British Guild of Travel Writers

On Wednesday, September 12th, the British Guild of Travel Writers conducted a first round of voting for their annual Tourism Awards. The USAID-sponsored Nyungwe Nziza Project, for which SW Associates has been a sub-contractor for the past two years, was voted as one of the three best “Overseas Projects/Attractions” by BGTW members. The overall winner […]

Rwanda featured in Selling Long Haul

Rwanda featured in Selling Long Haul

Melissa Shales, the former chair of the British Guild of Travel Writers, just published a feature on “How to Sell Rwanda” in the UK-based Selling Long Haul publication and website. For Rwanda, especially Nyungwe National Park, which is highlighted in the article, this is potentially very helpful positioning with the UK market. Selling Long Haul […]

Community Tourism Gaining Momentum in Nyungwe National Park

Community Tourism Gaining Momentum in Nyungwe National Park

Rwanda is actively working to sustainably grow its tourism sector and the efforts are succeeding. Developments in Nyungwe National Park in the southern part of the country are helping to expand Rwanda’s eco-tourism and cultural tourism experiences. HIGHLIGHTS The USAID-sponsored Nyungwe Nziza Project is helping to develop community tourism around Nyungwe National Park. Through the […]

A New Destination for Rwanda — Nyungwe National Park

A New Destination for Rwanda — Nyungwe National Park

In preparation for ITB Berlin, SW Associates worked through the USAID-sponsored Nyungwe Nziza project to help the Rwanda Development Board prepare for the fair, which is one of the largest fairs of its kind. The following information is part of that effort. Rwanda is actively working to sustainably grow its tourism sector and the efforts […]

Rwanda Aviation Planning Further Opening Country

Rwanda Aviation Planning Further Opening Country

Rwanda is actively working to grow its tourism sector in as sustainable a way as possible and the efforts are succeeding. RwandAir’s fleet is expanding and new flights and airlines are coming. HIGHLIGHTS RwandAir adds second B737-800 to its fleet, which will provide service to Johannesburg, Dubai and Lagos. With the planned 2015 opening of […]

Rwanda Tourism to Launch Congo Nile Trail

Rwanda Tourism to Launch Congo Nile Trail

UPDATE: According to Wolfgang Thome, one of the most active travel industry bloggers in East Africa, the Trail will now be launched on November 25th. He said in a recent blog posting that tour operators have begun to market the trail. With the launch of the Congo Nile Trail on November 4th, Rwandan tourism is […]