Articles tagged “rwanda”

A Turnaround at Rwanda’s Oldest National Park Is a Model for Tourism

A Turnaround at Rwanda’s Oldest National Park Is a Model for Tourism

Pauline Bax, Bloomberg

Tourists pay up to $1,300 a night for steak and luxury suites in a national park full of wildlife that, merely a decade ago, seemed unsalvageable because of poachers. The turnaround by a nonprofit is a compelling example of creative problem-solving for national parks across Africa and the world.

2 months ago

RwandAir Focuses on New Routes in Push to Boost Tourism

RwandAir Focuses on New Routes in Push to Boost Tourism

Kamlesh Bhuckory, Bloomberg

Sometimes sacrificing profits to grow pays off for a business, and Rwanda feels this is one of those times as its economy continues to expand.

6 months ago

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

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

Laura Powell, Skift

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.

9 months ago

Kenya Is Seeing the Benefits of Regional Cooperation for East African Tourism

Kenya Is Seeing the Benefits of Regional Cooperation for East African Tourism

Christine Wanjala, Bloomberg

Great news for Kenya, as well as its neighbors.

3 years ago

The Big Business of Gorilla Tourism in Rwanda

The Big Business of Gorilla Tourism in Rwanda

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

Rwanda's tourism turnaround is notable for the speed at which it's made people tell a different story about a destination with a recent, brutal past.

4 years ago

5 years ago

The Trends That Are Driving 2014’s ‘Top Travel Destinations’ Lists

The Trends That Are Driving 2014’s ‘Top Travel Destinations’ Lists

Robert Reid, Skift

Are anniversaries and events over-stressed on these lists? It’s refreshing not to see Brazil, in its World Cup, an automatic inclusion of all lists – even if it’s an understandable entry. But would anyone plan a trip to Cape Town just because it’s the World Design Capital?

5 years ago

Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda to Launch Joint Visa Scheme to Boost Tourism

ETurboNews

The joint visa will cost $100, and besides being cheaper and more efficient than the current scheme, will boost the tourism economies in East Africa in a big way. Tanzania is missing out.

5 years ago

Rwanda’s tourism on the rise as East Africans travel more

Rwanda’s tourism on the rise as East Africans travel more

Saul Butera, Bloomberg

Rwanda's numbers -- like the expansion of FastJet -- are more evidence to the growing importance of intra-Africa tourism.

6 years ago

Eco-tourism blossoms out of conflict in Rwanda

Eco-tourism blossoms out of conflict in Rwanda

Two decades after the devastating genocide, ecotourism is thriving in Rwanda. It not only provides locals with sustainable employment, but its revenues are used to protect the land and animals.

6 years ago

East African tourism ministers fed up with negative images

David Muwanga, East African Business Week/AllAfrica

East Africa is less troubled than some of its Western and Northern neighbors but despite smart moves by Tanzania, the region has taken steps back in recent years, from political unrest in Kenya to rampant corruption and offensive politics in Uganda.

6 years ago

The cycling race that nobody knows about: Tour du Rwanda boosts sports tourism in Africa

eTurboNews

One major sports event can turn an entire country into a destination for athletes looking to train in testing conditions.

6 years ago