Rwanda Tourism Income Extra Than Doubled to U.S.$445 Million in 2022


Tourism revenues rose by 171.3 per cent from $164 million in 2021 to $445 million (about Rwf496 billion) recorded in 2022, in keeping with the 2022 annual report by the Rwanda Improvement Board (RDB).

This progress represents a exceptional 89.3 per cent restoration in comparison with pre-Covid-19 pandemic interval, indicated the report revealed on RDB’s web site on Might 3. The expansion in tourism income can be above the sooner projected revenues ($350 million) of 2022.

“This substantial enhance might be attributed to the worldwide lifting of Covid-19 induced journey restrictions, and elevated connectivity by RwandAir, in addition to different airways, particularly to and from Kigali Worldwide Airport,” the report reads partly.

Rwanda’s tourism revenues amounted to $498 million in 2019 – earlier than Covid-19 hit in March 2020 however plunged to $121 million in 2020 as per RDB information, which suggests a discount of greater than 300 per cent or thrice.

As famous, the nation’s tourism sector confronted a really difficult yr (2020) as world tourism and journey fell sharply within the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.

In line with the report, in 2022, Rwanda welcomed a complete of greater than 1.1 million worldwide guests. Of those, the report confirmed, greater than 60 per cent got here from African international locations, highlighting the nation’s rising reputation as a vacation spot inside the continent.

Moreover, 47.5 per cent of the guests got here for enterprise functions, reflecting Rwanda’s positioning as a hub for enterprise actions, it added.