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Q&A with Faustin Karasira: Rwanda has pulled many levers to spur tourism growth

Last year, Rwanda hosted 1.3 million visitors – up from 1.2 million in 2014 and 1.1 million the previous year. In fact, Rwanda has welcomed more than one million visitors in each of the past four years, with each year attracting a record total number for the country. Travel News Rwanda’s Gilbert Mwijuke recently sat down with Faustin Karasira, Ag. ...

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Turkish Airlines introduces Mini Port, a baggage relief service

By Allan Brian Ssenyonga  In a continued effort to offer the best aviation experience for its clients, Turkish Airlines recently introduced a new service called Mini Port, a service that transports your baggage to the airport and frees you to enjoy your trip in Istanbul. Working with affiliate hotels, one will now be able to leave his luggage at the ...

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Conservationists call for transparency in tourism revenue sharing

By Our Reporter Rwanda is famous for its iconic mountain gorillas – an endangered species that can only be found in the Virunga massif, a chain of eight volcanic mountains in the border areas between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Tourism is currently Rwanda’s top foreign exchange earner, raking in more than $300 per year. Gorilla ...

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Staying on track with your diet while travelling

By Evelyn Masaba When travelling, sometimes you fall off your usual routine, be it workout, sleep or diet due to unforeseen circumstances that come up in your new locations as you move. Here are some tips to keep you on track as you travel. Have faith in yourself Nothing matters if you do not believe in your own ability to ...

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Basic stylish travel girl tips

By Evelyn Masaba Who said travelling has to be very drab and boring? That you cannot put your best foot (read boot) forward as you discover new things around the world. As Coco Chanel once said, “Every day is a fashion show and the world is your runway!” Weather factor It is very important to check out the weather in ...

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It’s World Elephant Day: Interesting facts you need to know about these vulnerable animals

By Evelyn Masaba The African elephant is the largest existing land animal in the world, which makes them very easy to sight in the many animal reserves and national parks that they can be found. In Uganda, you will find several of these elephants in national parks such as Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi, while in Rwanda they can be ...

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Essential travel apps for 2016

By Evelyn Masaba This year is not for slackening. 2016 is for exploring the world so jump out of your comfort zone and discover new things! It does not have to be all over the world; it can be your immediate environment. There are several apps that have been developed to make travel planning easy for you; they are in ...

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Where was King Musinga buried?

By Gilbert Mwijuke The date was November 12, 1931. All notables in the kingdom were gathered in Kigali, patiently waiting on the news from Governor Charles Voisin about the new economic programme. For King Yuhi V Musinga, there was an air of anticipation that he would be deposed as he had been waiting for this moment for a long time. ...

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