Rwanda plans to become a ‘must see destination’

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Presenting a seven-year programme and national strategy for transformation before Parliament, Rwanda Prime Minister Ngirente Edouard said that several measurements will be put in place to mark Rwanda as a ‘must see destination’ on the world map.

According to Edouard, Rwanda tourism revenues will double to $800 million by 2024 from the current $ 404million.

He however added that this will require the country to build professionalism in the hospitality industry that will deliver outstanding services.

“The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has been working hard to boost the number of tourists visiting the country while diversifying products. Rwanda’s tourism sector recorded more than $400 million revenue earnings last year up from $370 million in 2015,” he said

In 2016, Rwanda joined the family of Big Five Countries while introducing lions in Akagera National Park and Rhinoceros this year. With the expansion of new touristic attractions including Mukura-Gishwati National Park, a Cultural-Village in Kigali City; the completion of the state-of-art hospitality facilities such as Kigali Convention Centre and Marriot Hotel, Rwanda projects to fetch $444 million from tourism sector next year.