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  • Flights

Rwanda Cabinet appoints new Chief Tourism Officer

The cabinet meeting that convened on Saturday, June 18 has appointed Michaella Rugwizangoga as the new Chief Tourism Officer in Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

She brings a wide range of expertise related to strategic planning, project management and product development to the tourism development team.

The Council member of th… read more

  • Destinations

Rwanda RwandAir welcomes the world to celebrate the Commonwealth in Rwanda

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) taking place in Rwanda for the first time To celebrate, customers can save 15% off fares across RwandAir’s flight network

RwandAir is welcoming the world to Kigali as the city prepares to host leaders from around the world attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting … read more

  • Conservation & Wildlife

Uganda Tourism Gorilla trekking for the elderly in Uganda

The main highlight of Uganda safaris is gorilla trekking. Very many people who consider Uganda safari holidays are often presented with gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking experience. Though this is not all there is for a Uganda safari; mountain gorilla trekking has been the main highlight because it is rare and unique to Uganda, Rwa… read more

  • Flights

Democratic-Republic-of-the-Congo Congo suspends flights from Rwanda

Republic of Congo has summoned Rwanda’s ambassador and suspended RwandAir flights to Congo in response to what it says is Kigali’s support for M23 rebels carrying out a military offensive in its eastern borderlands. Rwanda denies supporting the rebels, who advanced as close as 20 km (12 miles) this week to eastern Congo’s main… read more

  • Flights

Rwanda RwandAir RwandAir celebrates five years of operations in London

RwandAir currently operates three weekly rotations between Kigali and London Heathrow (Terminal 3), with a short stopover in Brussels. The route is operated without competition with its Airbus A330 fleet.

A break to celebrate RwandAir's successful London venture. It was on 26 May 2017 that the Rwandan national flag carri… read more

  • Destinations

Uganda UTB Uganda Tourism Board in roadshow to attract more Kenyan tourists

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has commenced a tourist roadshow in Kenya, partnering with Kenyan tour operators in a bid to boost intra-African tourism between the two East African countries.

The roadshow taking place at the Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, from May 23-25 seeks to increase tourist arrivals from Kenya b… read more

  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Africa's Tourism Operators need local visitors

With international tourism still in a slump, African tour companies need local visitors to stimulate tourism. But many on the continent can't afford to travel.

The Zambezi River meanders through the picturesque border region between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

About midway along its course, the Zambezi's waters thunder 110 met… read more

  • Opinion

AA Travenews Africa’s tourism sector bouncing back

By Conrad Onyango, bird Story Agency

With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Africa’s tourism sector has started showing signs of a recovery as international arrivals begin to grow, airlines relaunch and offer new routes and increased frequencies, and international hotel chains open their doors again.

News that French hospitality g… read more

  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Sub-Saharan African growth slows amid ongoing and new economic shocks

As the Sub-Saharan African economy struggles to recover from the 2020 recession induced by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the region now faces new economic growth challenges, compounded by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse, a biannual analysis of the near-term regional macroeconomic outlook, esti… read more

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