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Rwanda keen to showcase tourism potential at world summit

KIGALI Rwanda (Xinhua) — Rwanda is set to present its top tourism potential in one of the largest global tourism conference scheduled for next month in the Capital Kigali. The small central African country will host 41st Annual World Tourism Conference from 14th to 17th November that aims at promoting tourism as an engine for economic growth and job creation ...

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New in Uganda: Jazz on the Island

By Evelyn Masaba  Ugandans love having a good time; it is quite evident when you see a new festival sprouting up every weekend or so. The best part about most recent events is the ability of the organisers to make them more destination-based hence more appealing to the revellers. Fusing travel with music is a brilliant idea that most event ...

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Vayando: linking travellers with Rwandan entrepreneurs

By Joseph Oindo Promoting cultural tourism and cultural synthesis is the driving force behind a model website that seeks to link travellers with local entrepreneurs to learn from each other. www.vayando.com is the brainschild of Scott Wilhelm and his partner Jason Seagle. It offers an opportunity for Rwanda entrepreneurs cross-cutting every sector, and with motivation and interest in sharing local ...

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Uganda: Poorly marketed but well worth a visit!

By Evelyn Masaba  Uganda is a very beautiful country that anyone who travels to the country falls in love with it and its people. Over the years, the organisations in charge of tourism in the country have strived to push Uganda as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. It would seem as such an easy job with ...

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Jinja, the cradle of all thrills

By Evelyn Masaba There is always a great place in Uganda; a place where people travel to from far away just to experience what it has to offer. There are places in Uganda that are full of magnificent natural wonders that you are bound to fall in love with at first sight. Jinja and the great Nile river can be ...

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Rwanda safer than the UK, new WEF report reveals

If you’re a nervous traveller, you may want to read the new report by the World Economic Forum. The results in the foundation’s latest biennial Travel and Tourism report show which countries in the world are the safest. Finland came out on top with Qatar and UAE coming in second and third place. The UK did fare too well placing ...

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#UgTravelMonth: a weekend in Murchison Falls National Park

By Evelyn Masaba  The independence weekend is going to be celebrated from the beautiful Murchison Falls National Park. That is for some Ugandans who are taking part in the #UgTravelMonth. Throughout October, travellers are visiting different parts of the country, an initiative that aims to boost domestic tourism. The first trip took place on October 2, during which travellers were ...

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UNESCO reveals important sites that are likely to disappear

UNESCO has published a list of sites considered to be part of the World Heritage that are in danger of disappearing in the future. These are some of the most beautiful places in the world that are threatened and there are many reasons why tourists might not have the chance to visit them again. Earlier this year UNESCO warned that ...

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How Rwanda made it to the top 100 green destinations list

By Our Reporter When Greg Bakunzi submitted the Volcanoes National Park to this year’s Sustainable Destinations Top 100 competition, it was just another fishing expedition for the Amahoro Tours man. He was not certain his reluctant efforts would actually earn his country a place among the world’s top 100 green destinations. During the selection process, applications were rated basing on ...

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Exploring Rwanda’s Heritage Corridor

By Gilbert Mwijuke Rwanda is more than just the home of the iconic, critically endangered mountain gorillas that inhabit the Volcanoes National Park in the north. To the south of the country, you’ll find incredible cultural and historical sites, and it is around here what we call the Heritage Corridor, where you can truly lose yourself in Rwanda’s rich history ...

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