Rwanda Woos Canadian Vacationers –


This week, the Rwandan Embassy in Canada along with Rwanda Improvement Board (RDB) organised the first-ever tourism roadshows within the North American nation.

In 2022, Rwanda acquired greater than 62,000 vacationers from North America, in accordance with RDB. The occasions are aimed toward attracting extra travellers to Rwanda from Canada and can cowl the cities of Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver over 5 days.

The Rwandan Excessive Fee in partnership with RDB and Myriad Advertising kickstarted the Go to Rwanda marketing campaign in Montreal.

This week, @RwandainCanada along with RDB have organized the primary ever @visitrwanda_now Roadshows in Canada. The occasions purpose to draw extra vacationers to Rwanda from Canada and can cowl the cities of Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver over 5 days.#VisitRwanda— Rwanda Improvement Board (@RDBrwanda) May 17, 2023

Within the first leg of the marketing campaign, Excessive Commissioner Prosper Higiro burdened the numerous effort by the Rwandan authorities to prioritise conservation, ease journey and ease doing enterprise.

Tourism and hospitality is considered one of Rwanda’s fast-growing sectors after the Covid-19 pandemic, raking in vital revenues.

In keeping with RDB’s annual report launched earlier in Could, tourism revenues reached $445 million (approx. Rwf496 billion) in 2022, from a low $164 million in 2021 as a result of pandemic.

The expansion represents an 89 per cent restoration in comparison with pre-pandemic interval tendencies. The 2022 development in income can be above the sooner projected revenues ($350 million) of 2022. The sector raked in $498 million in 2019.

The federal government targets tourism revenues to succeed in $800 million in 2024.

In keeping with RDB, in 2022, Rwanda acquired greater than 1.1 million worldwide guests. Over 60 per cent of them got here from African international locations.

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